2016 May

Mister Donut’s Summer-Limited Cotton Snow Candy Is Back and Better Than Ever!

Feeling the midsummer heat before the summer months have even officially arrived can be quite a pain, not to mention a big headache. What you’ll mostly need in this heat is good hydration through plenty of cold drinks to get you through it. Luckily in Japan, many establishments are prepared to help you keep cool!…

Bring Yourself Good Luck With Sekihan, a Traditional and Auspicious Japanese Dish!

While in Japan, you are bound to come across many types of dishes which feature rice along with vegetables, meat or seafood. From the dizzying array of bentos sold at restaurants, shops and train stations to the suite of donburi offerings including oyako-don, yakiniku-don, hitsumabushi, and more, Japan is a country where you will have…

Learn All About Rural Life in the Past in This Open Air Museum in Kawasaki

Are you interested in seeing traditional Japanese residences that existed more than 200 years ago? Why not visit the Japan Open Air Folk House Museum (Nihon Minka-en) in Kawasaki? It is an outdoor museum that showcases traditional Japanese houses that have been preserved over the years. It is also a sanctuary for folk materials and…

Great News for Fans of Persona, New Releases Are On the Way!

The gaming industry is still huge in Japan with both young and old still taking an interest in it. Take a ride on the bus or train on the way home from work and you’ll see quite a number of people tinkering with either their smartphones or even gaming consoles playing! Now speaking of games,…

5 Exciting Activities to Do in Yamagata!

Yamagata in southern Tohoku is a prefecture famous for its beautiful scenery. It is famous for its Yonezawa Wagyu beef, tasty cherries, and the great ski area plus hot spring resorts on Mt. Zao. If you have the chance to visit Yamagata Prefecture, be sure not to miss these 5 activities! Ropeway Scenery its-mo.com/ You…

First Summer in Japan? Try These 3 Easy-to-Find Items That Will Keep You Cool!

There’s no stopping June from coming and that only means the summer is within reach! Indoors or outdoors, people are starting to feel the heat and the need to cool off and refresh themselves anywhere. With so many items on the market, not everyone, especially those who are new to Japanese summer are sure or…

Learn About a Sad Part of History at This Little-Known Museum in Nagasaki

It was during the Obon festival (one of the only decent-length holidays we get all year) when a freak storm cancelled our boat across to Tomioka (and therefore, also our booking at a luxury hotel). Checking into a cheap hostel, we thought our perfect summer break had been cancelled. However, always determined to look on…

Is Gambling Really Illegal in Japan?

Gambling is a hobby of many and an addiction for some. As a native to the beautiful desert land of Las Vegas, Nevada, land of the some of the greatest casino/resorts in the world, I am well accustomed to the exciting, and sometimes seedy world of gambling. For me, seeing craps tables and slots in…

Settle Into a Home Away From Home at Oakwood Premier Tokyo

Lately in Japan, “serviced apartments” are becoming more and more popular. Most of the time, these are used as accommodations for long-term leisure or business travels. Nowadays, serviced apartments are becoming more innovative such as the one located in Marunouchi, Tokyo called Oakwood Premier Tokyo. It offers a comfortable stay and gives you the feeling…
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