Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tokyo is filled with less known bakeries and pastry shops that offer some of the most delicious donuts in the country. While going to your go-to mainstream donut shop is always good, why not try stepping out of your comfort zone to visit some of the donut shops throughout...

If you think that dolls are just for little girls and avid fan collectors, Danny Choo's brilliant creation might just be the right thing to change your mind. Get hooked on the new Smart Dolls, a new line of ball-jointed dolls which include conveniently situated USB ports that can...

When I first came to Japan, I was determined that I wouldn't change myself to fit in with their culture. I was British, loud, and I wanted to stay that way! But, inevitably, after two years, that is no longer the case. So here are 5 ways that I've...

The city of Machida in Tokyo is actually the home of many classy and stylish cafes. I absolutely love going to cafes to enjoy the quiet atmosphere and coffee, and I get a lot of work done in my time spent at cafes. Here are 5 cafes in Machida...

Summer is a great time to visit Kochi Prefecture. With plenty of outdoor activities (e.g. hiking, swimming, rafting), festivals that feature spectacular fireworks, delicious food, and local culture nearly every weekend – including the famous Yosakoi Dance Festival in August – along with the beautiful scenery, it's easy to...

Japan's rainy season has begun, starting early to mid-June and ending about a month later. It's a time to start sweating from the heat and humidity; a time to appreciate the beautiful hydrangea flowers that blossom in this season. Or, you can stay dry and hide inside to enjoy...

Well, perhaps there are no any other countries in the world that are full of social rules other than Japan. If you have certain general knowledge about Japan or you have been to Japan before, I am sure that you had seen people lining up on one side of...

It is a fundamental human concern to nurture one's life and to find happiness in living. The wake of the disaster in Fukushima has strengthened some positive-minded people who never lost hope in dreaming. In order to communicate their experience to the world, a documentary film has been made...

Fan of Japanese horror movies? Sadako from The Ring movie series and Kayako from The Grudge franchise are making headlines for their upcoming crossover film, Sadako vs. Kayako. These women are the most feared in Japanese cinema history and because they are so popular, they are now conquering your...

Are you a pastry enthusiast? Recently, a Japanese baker based in Tokyo has been posting pictures of her beautiful creations online. This Japanese comfort food is made by using carefully pieced lengths of dyed dough to create a cylindrical loaf which is similar to "slice and bake" cookies. You...

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