2015 July

Harajuku Fashion Walk: a must-see for fashion lovers

Harajuku is the street fashion centre of Japan, offering rows upon rows of kitsch boutiques, resale shops and crepe stalls! If you want to experience Japanese fashion then Harajuku is definitely top of the list of places to visit. A visit can be a really unique experience, from exiting Western styled station to the beginning…

Humanoid Robot Receptionist, amazing or creepy?

She is the best! Yes, she is! She smiles, she giggles, she nods, she sings, she even blinks. She is the best receptionist you could find anywhere. Her name is ChihiraAico. You can call her Chihira. She works in Mitsukoshi, the Japanese department store. But she is a robot! :) digipedia.ro/ What’s so great about…

Travel on a budget: Japanese Low–cost Airlines

There are only three low-cost airlines in Japan. They are: Peach, Jet star Japan and Air Asia Japan (Vanilla Air). Peach i0.wp.com/ hasegawausa.com/ Peach Aviation is an initiative by All Nippon Airlines (ANA) to provide a low-cost alternative to passengers. It is the Ryan Air or Easy Jet of Japan. It has begun operating from…

How to Look like a Geisha Step By Step

Getting to Know the Geisha A geisha is a traditional Japanese female entertainer or companion for men who’s well-trained. Most of them starts to train as young as 4 years old before becoming a geisha. geishaofjapan.com/ However, modern geishas nowadays pursue going to school first until they reach teenagers’ stage then decide then on if…

Summer is the season for Kabutomushi, Japanese beetles!

What is Kabutomushi? Summer is here, and besides the warm weather, festivals and fireworks it’s the perfect time for kabutomushi. If you aren’t sure what that is! it’s a giant beetle with horns. Honestly it’s the ugliest thing I ever saw. It is known as the Japanese rhinoceros beetle. japandave.com/ But it just so happens…

Arashiyama: for monkeys, bamboo and traditional fishing

If you’re looking for a great day out in Kyoto one of the best spots to go has to be the scenic Arashiyama. Just to the north-west of Kyoto city you can find a monkey park, bamboo forest, river cruises and traditional Ukai fishing all in one place! Hozugawa Kudari Author’s photo Arashiyama is easily…

Be a samurai for the day in Kyoto!

If you want the chance to be a samurai for the day and to learn to use a samurai sword you should check out Samurai Kembu! We tried their 3 hour full program with costumes at their Otsu dojo and it was a great day! Author’s photo Getting there was really easy, one of the…

When in doubt, TRUST Daiso!

Living in Japan can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. I quickly learned that ダイソー or Daiso is the one stop for shopping for literally all your needs. Location subnade.co.jp/ Daiso is located in most, if not all major cities, in various areas. Most cities have more than one. They are usually easy…

Japanese Gaming History: Nintendo came out!

Last time we left off talking about how Atari ended up destroying the market for games in America, due to a lack of oversight in game quality and publishing too many games. I’m sorry! but our princess is in another castle… After the video game crash of 1983, the home console market in America seemed…

Godzilla Reviews: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

A tale as old as time… This fifth entry in the series brings us the timeless story of a Japanese princess of a Eastern European country, who’s been possessed by the ghost of an alien from Venus destroyed by a giant golden three-headed dragon… Wait, what? Synopsis Yes, the story from this latest Godzilla movie…
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