HOW TO

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…

Three Must-Do’s in Japan for newcomers

When traveling to another land, you always have a to-do list and number of places to visit that are authentic to the country, or and area you are visiting. Do not go with the crowd and settle for the tourist destinations, to take ‘selfies’ there, but try to immerse in Japanese culture. It will not…

The Perks of Travelling to Japan in the Low Season

Author’s photo When I landed in Japan, the autumn was just “knocking on heaven’s door” – so as to say. And now when it is the Sakura-season, the heaven’s door will opened yet again, inviting millions of tourists from around the world to be enchanted by its magnificence. However, to my surprise, the barren Japanese…

Budget Traveling in Japan: Japan Rail Pass and Discount Ticket Shops

Japan may seem like an expensive travel destination, but there are several ways for travelers on a budget to enjoy Japan without digging too far into your wallet. Domestic transportation can be quite expensive in particular, but luckily, here are several ways to combat this. upload.wikimedia.org/ 1. Japan Rail Pass gapyear.com/ The Japan Rail Pass…

3 tips for getting around Japan

Who could resist the lush beauty of Japan’s scenic landscapes and cities? Tourists, all over the world, want to get lost in Japan’s many Zen gardens and stunning temples. The country’s beautiful sceneries and natural landscapes are just some of the reasons why visitors love Japan. Because when you are there, the people’s pleasing and…

The A to Z’s of owning and driving a car in the Land of the Rising Sun

Japan features a very unique and special system for acquiring and using vehicles. Nagoya Night Drive Author’s photo The JDM homeland of Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mazda and other Japanese car manufacturers feature a combination of quality cars, a strict licensing process, and no-nonsense road rules to ensure driver safety and excellent vehicle condition. 1. The…

A Vegetarian’s Guide to Japan Part 1

EATING ON THE GO! firstwefeast.com/ So… you’re a vegetarian? Awesome! Welcome to the club! You live in/ are visiting Japan; where 90% of all dishes are meat based and most restaurants don’t speak English? Bit less awesome. Cheer up, though. It’s not the end of the world. Just by following a few simple and easy…

Learn Japanese the smarter way

For those who are interested in Japanese culture the decision to learn the language is an easy one. However, putting this into actual practice might sound rather difficult. So how should one get started? There are some ways to ease this task. jp.fotolia.com/ Indulge in the culture jp.fotolia.com/ Learning something could not be easier when…
Page 35 of 36...3233343536