2016 March

A Guide to Tasty Halal Treats and Snacks in Japanese Convenience Stores

Followers of the Islamic faith are prohibited from eating certain foods such as pork and cannot consume alcohol or tobacco. Although it is easy to avoid drugs and beer, it isn’t always as simple to distinguish what contains pork or other foods which Muslims consider to be forbidden for them to consume. This can be…

Moiwa Ski Area: A Powder Paradise For Skiers of All Levels!

Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort is a small resort found in the Niseko Ski Area of Hokkaido. People started skiing on Mt Moiwa as early as 1919 when they had to hike up to enjoy the plentiful powder and it’s still the perfect place to head for a powder day. Even though Moiwa has a lower…

Meet Strange Ghosts and Monsters in the Otherworldly City of Chofu (Tokyo)

In Japanese folklore, there are two types of mythical beings: yokai and yurei. There is a dizzying array of classification systems with the precise definitions varying by author and time period, and regardless of which you choose, there will always be fuzzy exceptions and beings that are hard to classify. That being said, in modern…
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Want to Eat at Michelin Restaurants In Tokyo For an Affordable Price?

For foodies all over the world, Japan is, by far, the culinary mecca. There are so many fantastic restaurants within 1 block of each other, especially in a metropolitan city like Tokyo. It comes as no surprise that when the new Michelin restaurant guide was released in 2016, Tokyo was well represented, with 217 restaurants…

How to Maintain Your Complexion: Simple Secrets to Japanese Skincare

Most people who are interested in beauty products and skincare know how many fantastic products are available in Asia. Japan, in particular, is home to some amazing skincare and makeup. If you’ve ever walked down the street or opened a magazine, you’ve probably noticed how fresh and naturally beautiful Japanese women look. So what’s their…

Find Out Which Fantastic Attraction in Kumamoto Is Meant For You!

With a population of more than 730,000, Kumamoto City is substantial but by no means one of the biggest cities in Japan. While it has long been regarded as a top tourist destination for local travellers, it is only recently that Kumamoto has been viewed as a choice location for international travellers. Away from the…

Animal Lovers In Japan Can Now Sign Their Name With Animal Hanko!

Japan is easily known for many things – fantastic food, gorgeous seasons, and impressive transportation system just to name a few. From the ubiquitous animal cafes seemingly on every corner, to pet-friendly parks and even outlet malls, Japan literally has it all. However, have you ever heard of hanko? This is someone’s personal stamp. It…

Get Your Cravings for Great Australian Food Satisfied at Bills in Tokyo

Finding fine bread in Japan is hard. A hard, crusty, yeasty fragrant country loaf is extremely rare unless you venture into the less known parts of the city where tourists don’t tend to go. I personally do not mind paying for good bread, but they certainly do not come cheap. That said, the usually ‘fuwa-fuwa’…

Auntie Anne’s Japan Branches Have Introduced Delicious Limited-Time Matcha Items!

Good news to those who simply love the pretzels by Auntie Anne’s as there will be new offerings on the menu! Auntie Anne’s has introduced 3 new items, 2 of which will be available for a limited time only. Auntie Anne’s rbmm.com/ Auntie Anne’s is an American chain of pretzel shops with headquarters in Lancaster,…
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