2017 April

Which Rides at Universal Studios Japan Are Fun for Non-Japanese Speakers?

Not speaking the language of a country where you visit a theme park is normally not a major issue because the attractions largely involve visuals and physical experiences. But with Universal Studios (ユニバーサル・スタジオ) parks, things are a little different. The attractions attempt to create a whole world for us to live in for a brief…

Trouble Finding Souvenirs in Japan? Choose the Best Without Wasting Time or Money!

When traveling, many people want to take something special home for their loved ones, or for themselves to remember their journey. However, getting gifts can be costly, time-consuming and stressful because it allows less time to travel and less money for yourself. Though there are many places to buy souvenirs, it can be hard to…

Experience Attack on Titan at Fuji-Q Highland with These 3 New Attractions!

The second season of Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人), or Shingeki no Kyojin, is undeniably a show that is on everyone’s watchlist right now. Since it aired on April 1st 2017, the show is starting to bring back the same emotional nostalgia that we got during the first installment. Attack on Titan is a large name…
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Try Out the Fluffiest Pancakes in Japan at Micasadeco & Cafe

Micasadeco & Cafe is a speciality pancake shop with locations in both Tokyo (東京) and Osaka (大阪). The unique interior decor of the shops provides the perfect relaxed environment whether you want to stay in and chat with friends and family, study or work. Pair this with the most delicious, fluffy ricotta cheese pancakes you…
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Love “Melon Pan”? Try This Unique Melon Bread Specialty Store in Kyushu!

Cachette (カシェット) is a melon bread specialty store in Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県) in the Kyushu region (九州地方) that is only open on the weekends and holidays. If you love melon bread and would like to try various types, Cachette is the place to try. What is Melon Bread? Melon bread is a Japanese invention and…

Top 44 Things to Do in Asakusa, Tokyo’s Oldest Traditional District!

Asakusa (浅草) is a district in Taito-ku (台東区), Tokyo (東京) that is home to many historical and modern sights, making it one of the most popular go-to destinations for visitors to Japan. The area is home to various department stores, restaurants, affordable youth hostels, and the famous Senso-ji (浅草寺) Temple, which is the oldest Buddhist…

5 Things to Do in Azabu-juban, Tokyo for ‘Sailor Moon’ Fans

When it comes to “magical girls” or “mahou shoujo,” most people would think of Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン). All over the world, Sailor Moon has made a name for itself and the magical girl anime subgenre. In the series, a certain place is featured and it is said that it is the neighborhood where the story…

Spend Golden Week in Tranquility at These 3 Less Crowded Destinations in Japan

Golden Week 2017 is almost here! It is the busiest holiday season in Japan which takes place from April 29 to May 5. It is a wonderful opportunity for people to take a break from work or go on a long vacation. During this time, several places are really crowded, particularly trains and airports. Regardless…
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Try These 4 Traditional Japanese Sweets at This “Wagashi” Shop in Tokyo!

Wagashi (和菓子) are traditional Japanese sweets that are usually enjoyed with a cup of warm green tea. There are many varieties, sizes, and flavors to choose from. Some are available all year round while some are only available during certain occasions. But wagashi are not just sweets; they are also considered an art form in…

Quiet, Beautiful and Close to Tokyo? Discover the Best Place to Live in Japan!

Living in Japan is something many people dream of doing one day. Everyone has their own reason, whether that’s wanting to experience Japan’s culture or fulfilling their dream of studying or working in the country. Many people consider living in Tokyo, the capital of the country due to its easy access to popular tourist spots,…
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