2015 May

“Kiku Matsuri” Japanese Chrysanthemum Flower Festival

It’s hard to live in Japan without eventually knowing something about Kiku Matsuri (the Japanese Chrysanthemum Flower Festival). All over the place you will see stalls of amazing flowers and wonder what they are in aid of. nybg.org/ Kiku Flower The kiku (きく)flower was brought to Japan from China, and during the last few hundred…

The Great Tokyo “Gacha-Gacha”

Vending Machines In Japan We all know that the vending machines in Tokyo are the best. Snacks, drinks, even ice-creams! Anytime you feel peckish you can just stroll around and I guarantee that you will find a vending machine within 5 minutes. On cold winter days, they even offer warm drinks to provide momentary comfort.…

KAIYUKAN: Osaka’s Mega Aquarium

One easily discernible sight when boating around the Osaka Port is a huge trendy building that looks more like a toy made of Lego blocks. It may not seem like it, but that building at the Tempozan Harbor is in fact Japan’s second largest aquarium, the Osaka Aquarium – Kaiyukan. travelneu.com/ upload.wikimedia.org/ Built in 1990,…

3 Secrets of The Japanese Diet Pyramid

Do you know that the Japanese Diet is considered as one of the healthiest of the world? Take the example of the elder generations. They are healthy and despite their age they still able to ride on bicycles, garden and even go to work. 1. Low Cholesterol jp.fotolia.com/ Japanese do eat red meat, but they…

A Guide to Buying Foreign Goods in Japan

When being/living/travelling in Japan you surely enjoy sushi, onigiri, matcha tea,etc., but sometimes you might need something particular, that is typical in your home country, but seems nowhere available in Japan. Maybe you are craving that special sweet, that is so popular back home, but you have not found yet in your local supermarket? Or…

What do the Japanese think of me?

Before I came to Japan, I definitely held some pre-conceived ideas about what Japan, and Japanese people, would be like. Some of these assumptions were pretty much on the mark, but there were others that surprised me. flagsandpoles.com/ So it got me thinking – I wonder what Japanese people think of me? What pre-conceived ideas…

9 Legendary Foods You Must Try When Visiting Osaka!

Do you know that Osaka is a city in Japan that is famous for its many good foods? Yes, the people who have visited Osaka before will certainly remember the goodness of its foods. Some of the Osaka dishes can also be sometimes hard to find in other cities in Japan. This article will provide…

5 Japanese Things You will Crave Even Back Home!

If you are a frequent visitor to Japan, you are lucky to enjoy Japanese benefits on a more regular basis. Those, who do not come that often, can only dream of the always available, only-in-Japan products and services. From my own experience, here is a top 5 of what you are beyond any doubts wishing…

Feel The Celebrities Spirit In Fujiya Hotel

Fujiya Hotel History Fujiya hotel is located in Hakone in the Kanagawa prefecture, south-west of Tokyo. It is one of the oldest hotels in Japan with a history of 120 years. Celebrities and legends such as Charlie Chaplin, Hellen Keller, John Lennon have stayed in this hotel. asp.hotel-story.ne.jp/ Fujiya Hotel Location jp.hotels.com/ jp.hotels.com/ jp.hotels.com/ It…

2 Crazy Rental Services in Japan

With people usually being busy working and not having enough time to spend meeting new people or taking care of the things they would like to do, it is not surprising that there are rental services in Japan that quite different from the usual ones. Renting a car when moving, going somewhere where your own…
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