Monthly Archives: September 2015

Consider yourself lucky if you get the chance to ride a bicycle in Japan if you are a tourist. Chances are high you will have your own if you live here. en.rocketnews24.com/ Riding a bicycle in a big city such as Tokyo is not that simple, since you have to...

After returning from a vacation, you may have brought some souvenirs or gifts back for friends or yourselves; it’s natural to think that this is a wholly voluntary act and usually given only to people who you are close to or who you are in good terms with. But...

When riding a bicycle in a big Japanese city like Tokyo, you need to register your bicycle. Yes, that's right, you have to treat it like a car in order to be in accordance with the law. But no need to panic, the registration process is a piece of...

Tokyo is an amazing city but it can be rather hectic and if all the rushing around and the stresses of modern Tokyo life are getting you down, there's a great way to step back in time and relax! If you take a ride on the monorail out to...

If you look carefully as you're walking around Japan, you'll notice small plates or dishes of salt outside a lot of homes and businesses. If you ask around you'll get a few different explanations for the reasoning behind people leaving these out. The most common explanation I've been given...

I love festivals! That is one of the many reasons why I love Japan. There are so many elements you can learn and discover about the country’s culture in a single festival. thekimonogallery.tumblr.com/ You can observe men and women, both young and elderly proudly wearing their traditional clothes. You can...

Japan is often described as an expensive country to visit, live or work in. However, this does not need to be so and is not entirely true. Accommodation to live in Tokyo can be very expensive, but the same can be said for any other capital city across the...

"People aren't overcome by situations or outside forces. Defeat comes from within." ― Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto is a contemporary expose on human relations and emotions of loss and love, which tells the story of a quirky young woman, the protagonist, and her newly found friend and...

In September, the cold autumn breeze starts to kiss our sun-drenched skin in the long hot summer months. What a relief! Goodbye, scorching summer. Hello, delicate autumn! Just looking around makes my heart smile in excitement. Some leaves start to turn yellow, orange, red, and brown, and one by...

Regardless of whether you’re a tourist visiting or a foreigner working in Japan, you may feel obligated to buy souvenirs or gifts when you go back home. Bringing back a gift after a vacation, or omiyage お土産, is paramount in Japanese culture. So why not partake in this intricately...

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