2016 February

Learn How to Read Japanese the Fun Way With Buzzfeed Japan!

When you are learning a new language, textbooks and test materials can get dull at some point. It is best to keep your study material fresh and interesting! I mean, how many times can you read an example of a garbage calendar in order to practice for the JLPT test, or read a passage about…

Learn These 3 Very Useful Words in Hokkaido Dialect!

In Japan, each region has a different dialect. The Osaka dialect or Kansai dialect are really famous, so some of you may already know about those. But do you know any words in the Hokkaido dialect? Hokkaido also has a unique dialect. movie-times.tv/ There are many travelers who visit Hokkaido every year to enjoy the…

Anpan: All About the Famous Japanese Snack and How It Became Popular

Anpan is a delicious Japanese sweet roll filled with azuki (red bean) bean paste. The word comes from “an” meaning sweet bean paste and “pan” meaning bread. It was introduced in the late 1800’s and became a favorite for many Japanese. Even the famous cartoon Anpanman is based on this delicious bread. yoursecretrecipes.com/ The History…

8 Delicious Eateries for the Wandering Vegan in Tokyo

Whether you’re on a long-term overseas experience or here on holiday, transitioning into the crazy-cool hustle and bustle of Tokyo can be difficult at the best of times. However, being vegan and having the Japanese speaking ability of a five-year-old (if that), made my transition a little more challenging, to say the least. After six…

Koko-En Near Himeji Castle: 9 Beautiful Gardens Wrapped Into One

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Himeji municipality, a Japanese garden was constructed in 1992. It was called Koko-en Garden or Himeji Koko-en. It is located next to Himeji Castle and covers an area of 3.5 hectares consisting of nine beautiful gardens. travel.davidmbyrne.com/ The Garden’s Design zh.zekkeijapan.com/ The main location of the…

Want More Kyary Pamyu Pamyu? Take the Kyary Ride at Universal Studios Japan!

In partnership with the government’s movement to promote the tourism industry in Japan under the slogan “Cool Japan,” Universal Studios Japan (USJ) has also come up with “Universal Cool Japan” to attract more tourists with the hottest pop culture trends in the country. The campaign has been running for two years now with the promise…

Experience the Scenic Onsen at the Niseko Grand Hotel!

The Onsen experience is one not to missed by any tourist on a trip to Japan as it is a truly relaxing experience. Onsens are mainly segregated into Men’s and Women’s so it can be difficult to share this wonderful experience with your partner without hiring out a private onsen. But luckily there are a…
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