2017 June

Want Free Internet Access While Traveling in Japan? Find Out How Here!

Need to update your status on your social media accounts while traveling? Or perhaps you need to frequently check your email even when you’re out of your home country? Although Japan has several free Wi-Fi spots, you may still need a reliable SIM card to help you access the Internet and communicate with people back…

Find Out About Osaka’s Glico Running Man and His History

When I first visited Osaka (大阪) in 2014, I admit that I wasn’t aware of the famous landmark located in Dotonbori-Ebisubashi (道頓堀戎橋) in Osaka’s south district. When I went there the first time and saw the crowd taking pictures with the huge Running Man signboard, I was amazed how popular the landmark seemed, particularly to…

Have You Tried This Delicious Summer Street Food in Japan?

Corn is considered a staple food around the world and is widely eaten in many countries. It has many names in Japan, such as tomorokoshi (とうもろこし), tokibi (とうきび), morokoshi (もろこし), nanba (なんば), and so on. There are many delicious dishes made of corn that are worth trying, and there is one that especially stands out:…

Drive Around Japan in Style With This Gorgeous Japanese-Style Rental Car!

Japan’s transportation system is extensive. There are so many options to choose from if you travel around the country. Renting a car is one of the most economical ways of exploring the different places in the country where public transportation is inconvenient and infrequent. In order to help tourists explore the cultural areas of Osaka…

Feeling Adventurous? Skydive and See What Tokyo Has to Offer From Up Above!

When we travel, we always tend to look up to skyscrapers, mountains, and huge natural or man-made attractions. However, instead of looking up, have you ever tried considering looking down to some of the amazing tourist icons that can be seen in Japan? If you have the courage to jump from 12,500 feet, gear up…

6 Spectacular Sights to See and Things to Do Around Japan’s Lake Biwa This Summer

Lake Biwa (琵琶湖), also known as Biwako, is the largest freshwater lake in Japan. With its long history, it is sometimes called the “Mother Lake.” Lake Biwa offers spectacular sights and activities that you can enjoy in daytime or at nighttime. Since summer in Japan is coming up, beat the heat by surrounding yourself with…

Ride a Special Pikachu-Themed Train in Japan This Summer 2017!

It is always a pleasure riding luxurious trains in Japan. Besides being free from clusters of people, these trains are amenity-rich and outfitted with hotel-quality sleeping compartments. This coming summer, the “Pokemon with You” Train will be back in service! Though not that luxurious, the train has been designed to give everyone an awesome and…

Find Your Olympian Sports Potential at This Prestigious University in Tokyo!

Japan is one of those countries which never ceases to showcase its talent in any major sports event. The Japanese are keen on sports such as judo, gymnastics, athletics, wrestling, ski jumping, speed skating, and others. Tokyo hosted the 1964 summer Olympics and it is all ready to host it for the second time in…

This Lifestyle Beauty Brand is Opening a New Store in Tokyo!

Have you ever heard of the botanical lifestyle brand BOTANIST (ボタニスト)? They are becoming increasingly popular for their merchandise lineup, beginning with their shampoos and conditioners. BOTANIST is a brand that is based on creating a lifestyle that lasts from the early hours of the morning to the moment you go to sleep, that has…

Watch Acrobatics, Flying Trapeze Acts, and More Circus Fun in Japan This Summer!

BOLSHOI CIRCUS (ボリショイサーカス) is a beloved form of entertainment in Japan which originated in Russia. It is considered as the world’s biggest circus which has been performing in the country for over 50 years. This summer 2017, the circus is going to have another tour in six locations across Japan. The show will feature clowns,…
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