2015 May

Meet the Adorable Japanese Character Kapibara-san !

You might have seen Capybaras in Japan. Either at a zoo or as the popular character that triggered numerous merchandise and established a huge fan base of the biggest rodent on earth. What characteristic feature is it that makes Japanese people instantly fall in love with capybaras? Capybaras the Animals blogs.c.yimg.jp/ Native to South America,…

Hidden Gems in Osaka: Expo 70’ Commemoration Park

The first World Expo in Japan On the 15th of March, 1970 in Suita, northern Osaka the first World Expo in Japan opened its doors. atamatote.blog119.fc2.com/ It attracted a record number of visitors (64 million) over the 6 months of operation, a record which was held until the 2010 expo in Shanghai. There were stunning…

3 Best Mountains in Japan for Beginner Hikers

As you may know, Japan is a very beautiful country not only for its cultural places, cities and foods, but also the nature. Japan has many beaches and mountains. Maybe some of you who live or traveled in Japan, have gone to the Japan beaches. But have you already tried hiking in Japanese mountain? Hiking…

Get Familiar with These Fun and Easy Japanese Word Games!

Japanese have many kinds of games, such as board games, card games and word games. Today, I want to talk about some word games that can usually be found in anime or manga. Japanese use kana to play with words or phrases, and pronunciation. There are some Japanese word games that you should get to…

Finally In Tottori! The 1,000 line up for Starbucks!

Good news for all coffee lovers in Tottori! The very first branch of Starbucks had ultimately stepped its feet in Tottori uptown on 23rd May 2015! This marked a historical moment in Japan and in Tottori prefecture. Tottori was the last prefecture to embrace the settlement of the iconic Starbucks chain. The Shamine Tottori Starbucks…

3 Japanese Writers you should know

livedoor.blogimg.jp/ If you do not have a chance to visit Japan often, there is another way of indulging into the culture, if you are not that much into manga and anime. Postwar literature is the best way to meet real Japan, without stereotypes like samurais, schoolgirls, or anime. There are plenty of Japanese authors, whose…

Miyagi Best 5 “Halal” Restaurants

As the growing numbers of Muslim visitors, the city now is ready for the increasing numbers of Halal eateries in the area. Here are the best five Halal eateries in Sendai city. halalmedia.jp/ 1. Nan Tandori Nantandori restaurant will serve you with its authentic taste of Indian cuisine. Loved by many Muslims and Japanese students…

Travelling in Japan on a Budget: Stay and Transportation Tips

If you are planning to travel to another country, maybe you do think about how much it would cost before anything else. Where to find a cheaper hostel? What is a good way to go to the east of Japan from western Japan? I think these are the two biggest concerns for many. So I’d…

A flower fanatics’ delight in Nagoya!

Many countries worldwide enjoy four seasons year round. However, the spring season is one of my favorite seasons in Japan for many reasons. It’s not only a sign of a new beginning, but the warmer weather brings more than just a smile to people’s face. In Japan, it marks the beginning of cherry blossoms which…

3 Upcoming Japanese Summer Festivals

The Japanese festivals called Matsuri in Japanese are traditional festive and fun occasions where you can learn more about the culture and the traditions. The Matsuri normally are held by local shrines or temples. The Matsuri happen in every season and usually the ones which occur in summer or autumn are related to the rice…
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