Monthly Archives: March 2017

Tokyo is a city bustling with colleagues and friends carousing in drinking establishments that litter the streets of the capital. It's thanks to Tokyo's production of delicious beer that you'll so often see those locals with a "nama" (draught beer) in hand. But if you're on the search for...

Traveling to a different country is one of the greatest experiences any person could ever have. With each traveler having their own certain reasons for pursuing their dreams of traveling, we can't deny that the majority of them also have similar objectives they want to achieve during their travels. Experiencing...

Mt. Fuji (富士山) is an iconic landmark which draws many tourists traveling in Japan. As a symbol of Japan's natural beauty, Fuji is often one aspect of Japan that tourists wish to conquer. Sadly, if you are visiting outside of the July to September period, which is the hiking...

March has finally come and you know what that means! The spring season is here at last! This time of the year is undoubtedly one of the best seasons to visit Japan and experience something new. As a matter of fact, Japan has a lot to offer this spring...

How we wish that Doraemon (ドラえもん) existed in the real world! So many of our problems could be so easily resolved. Sadly, this is wishful thinking for now, but all hope is not lost! The incredible technology of our times means that we can experience fantastical worlds through VR...

Yayoi Kusama (草間彌生) is a world-renowned avant-garde artist who has worked in a wide variety of medias. All exhibit her deep interest in patterns, repetition, and psychedelic colors. One of her latest exhibitions is called "Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul (わが永遠の魂)", which reflects her lifelong preoccupation with the infinite and...

Hasami (波佐見) is a town in Higashisonogi (東彼杵) District, Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県) that is well known for being among the leading pottery districts in Japan. It has a rich tradition of producing ceramics for more than 400 years. During the Edo (江戸) period, porcelain was first made in Hasami...

With the hustle and bustle of life, there is a need for us to de-stress every once in a while. It can be as simple as cafe hopping, shopping, or taking a walk in a park, but in today’s world, consumers are always demanding for new and unique experiences....

The Sumida River (Sumidagawa 隅田川), one of Tokyo’s classic waterways, is a photographer’s dream. With waterside terraces, appealing atmosphere, and breathtaking views, it’s a definite “must” on any tourist’s list. Yet sadly, many fail to take advantage of this fun, free opportunity. Originating in Chichibu (秩父), Saitama (埼玉), the Sumidagawa...

Katakana is that wonderful part of the Japanese language that makes you feel rather uncomfortable when pronouncing an English word in a way that just feels wrong. But as most Japanese learners will know, not all katakana words came from English. Some of them are entirely Japanese creations, and...

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