2017 February

Hungry for Sakura-Infused Food? Check LOTTERIA’s Spring 2017 Menu!

When it comes to fast food restaurants specializing in burgers, no doubt McDonald’s comes to the minds of most people. After all, the brand has managed to market itself successfully all around the world. While McDonald’s in Japan does offer some unique food that is different from what you get in your home country, you…

The 2 Kinds of Chocolate That Japanese Women Give on Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. In Japan, it is one of the celebrations that people look forward to, especially junior high school students. It is the time when women get to show their true feelings to men by giving them chocolates. The celebration is quite unique compared to other countries as it has…

Welcome to Shibamata, Home to the Classic Comedy, “Otoko wa Tsurai yo!”

“Otoko wa tsurai yo!” (男はつらいよ; It’s hard being a man)! These famous words, now part of Japanese folklore, are synonymous with the lovable movie character, Tora-san (寅さん). Ahh, poor Tora-san… that traveling salesman whose comical exploits cause his family endless problems. The poor guy whose romances never work out the way they should. Yet with…

The Ultimate Travelers’ Guide to Getting the Most Out of Kyoto Station

Kyoto Station (京都駅) is a major transportation hub, especially for foreign tourists who come to Japan. It is a terminal station housed in one of Japan’s biggest buildings, and it consists of numerous shinkansen (bullet trains; 新幹線), buses, trains and other types of transportation. Besides this, it has numerous restaurants, shops, and other facilities. If…

6 Exciting Things to Do in Togakushi, Nagano

Nagano Prefecture (長野県) has always been known as the number one winter paradise in Central Japan. With its position surrounded by the Japanese Alps, Nagano Prefecture has become home to many world-class ski resorts and famous natural hot springs. The most famous ski resorts area is Hakuba (白馬), a former 1998 Winter Olympics site. But…

Essential Tips on Eating Japanese Food the Proper Way

Japan has a wide variety of dishes that are well-loved by many people around the world. However, these foods come with common norms and customs which people should follow. Following local etiquette demonstrates manners and respect. These etiquettes are followed by using certain components, such as the proper way of sitting down, using chopsticks, and…

4 Mouth-Watering Gourmet Foods for You to Try in Kyoto

Calling all gourmet foodies! Kyoto (京都) is one of the best places for you to try mouth-watering dishes. The city has a wide range of tasty choices when it comes to elegant food culture, and it has an excellent selection of restaurants serving high-quality meals. This gives every visitor a chance to have a worthy…

“Hana Kimi” Star Maki Horikita Retires from Her Acting Career

Well-known Japanese actress, Maki Horikita (堀北真希), has announced her retirement from her career in show business. She is 28 years old. Let’s find out why this successful young woman has decided to retire so early on in her career. Maki Horikita’s Career 🗣{お知らせです⚠️⚠️ 今週の9/8.9.10で下北でイベントがあります♡ HOMEからは9.10日にスタッフフリマします💕 メンバーは @nanami023 @ayakanamba @nakke2 @tobiayatobi @kaede_cyori 💋 わたしは9日に出そうかな〜って思ってます!! イベントには3日間いるよっ💕 .…

Visiting Kyushu? Don’t Miss These 4 Locations in Oita Prefecture!

If you love hot springs (温泉) and beautiful scenery in Japan, Oita Prefecture (大分県) is the place to be. It is located on the eastern side of Kyushu (九州), which is a perfect spot to see and experience the earth’s powerful force beneath our feet. Japan is known for being located on the Ring of…

Want to Lose Weight the Japanese Way? 4 Fun Ways to Get Fit in Japan

Japanese people are typically slimmer than any other nationalities around the world. Have you ever wondered why? It is primarily because both young and old have the tendency to cut the carbs in their diet. If you ever find yourself staying in Japan for quite a while, it would be best to stay fit the…
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