Monthly Archives: September 2015

Apart from some of the most awesome twists and revelations on their entire storyline, ANIME has undeniably got some of the most memorable characters we’ve come to know about as well. There were those who made us cry. Others even made us question the things we believe and the...

Perhaps, many people plan to visit the World Heritage Sites when they go to Japan. If you have also been considering this, have you given much thought to when is the best time to visit the World Heritage Sites? Japan has 4 distinctive seasons, and depending on the season you pick...

While I’ve been living in Japan for the last three years, one of the tastes I’ve become incredibly fond of is Matcha, or green tea powder. While I do enjoy the tea itself, it’s the wide variety of other matcha flavoured foods and drinks that I really enjoy! Sweets! exploringabroad.com/ My...

There are lots of different summer festivals around Japan to experience and one of the most fun to see and join in with is Bon Odori. Held in August all over Japan from big cities to small towns alike you should be able to find one somewhere near you...

In a land as prone to natural disasters as Japan, you can never be too prepared. Although advanced warning systems and evacuation routes exist, it is important to be prepared for the worst. Even in areas seemingly far from rivers and lakes, floods and landslides are common especially in rainy...

If you spend any amount of time in Japan, especially if you’re in the Kansai area you are bound to notice posters and advertisements for stage shows with a difference. You might think the leading males all look a bit feminine but there is a reason for that -...

Every year in July the area around Shijo Karasuma in Kyoto is filled to the seams, bursting with people who've come to see the famous Gion matsuri, one of the biggest festivals in Japan. There are lots of events happening throughout the month but the main part of Gion...

Craving Spanish food but don't know where to go? Look no further than Rigoletto with its wide array of tapas! Tapas are little dishes that are snack or appetizer-sized, and encourage communal eating. Usually a variety of tapas is ordered and shared amongst the party, and people mix and...

Yoyogi Park (代々木公園) is known for being "the place" for picnics, strolls, or chilling with a good book on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Its plant and tree landscape paint a very pretty picture; it also houses the Meiji-Jingu 明治神宮, one of the oldest sacred temples of worship. jonellepatrick.com/ Dog Park Right in...

Cooking can be hard. After a long day at work, no one wants to break out the hibachi. Thankfully, the wonderful Japanese instant food market can come to your rescue! Plus, it's cheap, quick to make, and makes wonderful souvenirs. 1. Ochazuke - (Green Tea Over Rice) blog.japancentre.com/ Don’t let the...

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