Monthly Archives: January 2017

Ever heard of romance gaming? Most of the guys who are hooked on their phones playing video games must have tried it. Romance games are life simulation games where the players play as one of the characters and try to pursue a romantic relationship. The games usually include virtual...

Have you ever wondered why so many women in Japan become stay-at-home wives after getting married? As a woman who grew up in a post-communist country, I was always encouraged to focus on studying for a future career. Thus, when coming to Japan for my master's degree, I was quite...

There is an abundance of cafes in Japan that serve delicious pastries. From pies to cakes to bread, you name it, they have it. MATSUNOSUKE (松之助) is one of those cafes. With three branches across Japan, specifically, one in Tokyo and two in Kyoto, a visit to their cafes...

Japan is definitely a great place to visit. If you are planning to stay in the country for an extended period of time, you have to be decisive in choosing the perfect place to stay at. There are so many accommodations which can be found throughout the capital city...

Iwate Prefecture (岩手県) in the northeastern region of Tohoku (東北) in Japan has the lowest population density in the whole country after Hokkaido (北海道). Its capital is Morioka (盛岡市), a beautiful riverside city with a population of just 299,169 (as of September 2015). Even though it’s a scarcely populated...

Saitama (埼玉) is one of the great places to explore in Japan. It is a landlocked prefecture in the country in which a large number of residents commute each day. Besides being blessed with great sightseeing spots, it is also well developed when it comes to its transportation system....

If you are traveling in Japan and would like to know which place has the most number of museums and art galleries, look no further than Osaka (大阪). It is a delight for the artistically inclined and curious as the city is brimming with galleries, exhibitions, and events. If...

Koka-ryu Ninjutsu Yashiki (甲賀流忍術屋敷), roughly translated as "Koka-style house of ninja techniques," is also known as the Koka Ninja House in English. It is the former residence of Mochizuki Izumonokami (望月出雲守), the head of the leading family of the 53 Koka ninja families. Let's take a journey to this...

hotelniwatokyo.com/ Do you want to stay in the central area of Tokyo while experiencing traditional and modern comfort at the same time? Located just 3 minutes away from JR Suidobashi (水道橋) Station is Hotel Niwa Tokyo (庭のホテル東京). It is popular for its location as it is near attraction sites such...

Located in Saga Prefecture (佐賀県) on Kyushu Island (九州), Karatsu (唐津) is a city filled with the beauty of Japanese culture. The city was an important trading port in the past because of its proximity to China and Korea. Karatsu’s name has its origin from the words "kara (唐),"...

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