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Experience to share: The headache of house moving in Japan

Because Tottori University International House (probably that of other universities too) only caters international students for a maximum of one year, I moved out to rent an apartment last month. Author’s photo Hey, I tell you what, the whole process was quite tedious, especially if you have a problem communicating in Japanese. For me, although…

How should you get prepared for rainy season?

blogs.c.yimg.jp You can actually benefit from a lot of advantages during the rainy season. Do not get tied up in limiting yourself just because it is going to rain. Since especially Japanese avoid going out or spending time outside during rainy days, you can, after you prepared yourself well, adjust to the weather and enjoy…

ATMs and Credit Cards Around Japan: the essentials

Japan is surely one of the best countries to visit in the entire world. It seems that all of Japan’s archipelago is filled with the tourist attractions one must visit. It has beautiful sceneries, colorful landscapes and rich architecture that draws visitors from different places. For that reason, if you want to visit Japan you…

How much does living on a budget cost in Japan?

This article is directed at those who wonder how much it costs to live in Japan. Many people want to live in Japan either for working, studying or other reasons. But tassuming that Japan is not a cheap country, you may be wondering how much you will spend a month if living in Japan. Below…

Budget Travel to Japan: 6 essential tips

Since Japan is one of the dream travel destination, many people plan to go this country. But, unfortunately, many of them also don’t have enough courage to make their ‘Japan dream’ come true, as they assume that Japan is an expensive country. Actually, the rumor that Japan is an expensive country is not always true.…

Hyperdia: the Ultimate Japan Travel Buddy app

allabout-japan.com/ The moment you step into Japan, one totally unmissable thing is the presence of trains – lots of them. All throughout Japan are dense networks of complex railway lines that serve residents with awesome punctuality. Rail transport in Japan is so convenient that it almost seems irrational to own a car. To a foreigner…

Chopstick Manners You Won’t Find in Any Other Country

You probably know that the Japanese usually use chopsticks for eating. Because of that, Japanese people always appreciate those who can use them properly. kotous.com/ Here are some tips on how to use chopsticks properly. First of all, you must hold your chopsticks towards their end, not in the middle or the front third. When…

Live it Up! Accommodation in Japan on a Shoestring Budget

The 2000s have seen Japan rise from the ashes of the homogeneous shackles that once bound it in relative isolation and welcome droves of backpackers, students, and expats from the world over. Japan has a veritable treasure trove of wonders to offer the aspiring traveler. However, in a country where 10,000 yen bills are the…

Important! Table Manners you need to know when visiting Japan

Sushi, Sashimi and many kinds of Ramen are among tourists’ favorite foods when visiting Japan. However, before we eat all those delicious dishes, we’d better know some table manners in Japan! 1. Chopsticks jp.fotolia.com/ In Japan, chopsticks are used to eat most kinds of Japanese foods. That is why, we need to know some basic…

When is the Best Season to Visit Japan?

There is no best season in visiting Japan. It seems that all year round, the place is bustling with activities and events. There are matsuris and fireworks display during summer, night illuminations during winter and beautiful landscapes during fall. Not to mention the breathtaking sakura flowers blooming during spring. So whenever you plan to visit…
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