2016 October

Dining Out in Japan? Here Are 11 Useful Things That You Should Know

Today, I am going to introduce you to 11 useful things that you should know when it comes to having a meal in Japan or having a meal with your Japanese friends. From the moment you set foot in a restaurant until you leave, this article has got you covered! 1. Food sample sugoroku.osaka/ I…

What Else Can This Successful Japanese Composer Wish For?

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本龍一) is an actor-musician who is known for his musical score and soundtrack for the 1983 film entitled Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (戦場のメリークリスマス). He also took the role of a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp commandant in the same movie. As an Academy Award winner who survived throat cancer himself, he only wishes for one…

A Ryokan in the Middle of a Big City? Relax at This Upscale Inn in Tokyo

Travel and tourism has long been a leading industry providing people the chance to enhance globalization. One of these which brought about major changes among people in the revolutionary scale is Hoshino Resorts Inc (星野リゾート). It increased people’s opportunity to experience the richness of the Japanese culture through building friendships and local relationships. To extend…

Why Is Death Note Still So Popular? All About It and Its Adaptations

It’s been 10 years since its original run but Death Note’s popularity continues to rise and the creation of upcoming live action movies Death Note: Light Up the NEW World (デスノート Light up the NEW world) from Japan and Netflix’s Death Note from America prove it. Why is Death Note so popular? Death Note has…

Visit the Yokohama Three Towers and Make Your Wish Come True!

Being located in close proximity to Tokyo (東京), Yokohama (横浜) is a popular day trip destination for many domestic and international tourists. As there is such a wide array of attractions to see and experience, both traditional and modern, as well as a variety of cuisines for you to savor, you will most likely have…

Is the New Godzilla Film Worth Watching? A Pre and Post Viewing Review

As a child, I loved Saturday mornings and afternoon tv. One of my favorite channels in the mid to late ’90s was the Sci-Fi Channel. Almost every weekend, they would play a lot of the old classic sci-fi movies or B-movies from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Some of my favorite were the Godzilla (ゴジラ)…

Spending the Day in Shizuoka? Here Are 4 Fun Activities to Try

Located in the southeast part of central Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県) is popularly known as a beach resort destination. It is also known for several onsen (温泉) resorts and attractive spots such as the Mt. Fuji (富士山). It is located between Tokyo (東京) and Kyoto (京都) making it an ideal destination for travelers coming in…

Cool Down With These 3 Mint Chocolate Desserts Available in Tokyo

I personally believe that mint is the perfect ingredient to enjoy during the summer season. It has the power to get people through the intense summer heat here in Japan. Not only do they taste delicious, but mint sweets are also aesthetically pleasing with their pastel blue or green color. Here are three mint chocolate-flavored…
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Crazy for Curry? Here Are 5 Curry Restaurants in Shibuya

Thanks to the fact that Tokyo attracts many people from around the world, there is also a great collection of people from countries that have curry as their popular national dish. Naan and curry (not the Japanese kind) are almost impossible to recreate in average Japanese households so I love going out to find new…

Is It a Waffle or a Crepe? Taste This New Puffy Dessert in Harajuku

What are puffles (パッフル)? Puffles are “puffy waffles” rolled up with various ingredients into a crepe-like form. These puffles originated in Hong Kong (egg waffles) but have now spread to New York and have become extremely popular. Their unique texture that isn’t quite of a crepe or a waffle is causing many people to fall…
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