2017 July

In Osaka and Not Sure Where to Get Good Beer? Give This Beer Tour a Try!

Have you ever headed to a new city and after settling into your hotel and maybe grabbing something to eat, you wonder where you can grab some local booze? Maybe after a long flight or train ride, you’re tired and want to refresh with a beer. This unique tour in Osaka is here to show…

5 Tips to Affordably Get Around Hokkaido’s Most Beautiful Areas in Summer

Hokkaido’s Biei and Furano towns attract domestic and foreign tourists every summer because of their flower farms and breathtaking landscapes. In July and August, lavender blooms and the farming fields are filled with different hues of green and yellow. However, public transportation in Hokkaido is not cheap. The easiest way to get around is by…

This New Theatre in Tokyo Creates a Type of Entertainment Everyone Can Enjoy

Yurakucho is a popular place in Tokyo with reasonably-priced eateries and a laid-back atmosphere. People generally come to its tiny alleys to socialize and drink after dark. However, its image is changing slightly with the newly opened Alternative Theater on the seventh floor of the Yurakucho Center Building. This theater aims to offer a variety…

Eliminating Mosquitoes Is Now Easy-Peasy With This New Japanese Device!

Japan’s scorching summer season is marked by high humidity and annoying insects. It also seems like mosquitoes go on a biting spree during this time which makes the season less enjoyable. But don’t let this get you down as there are actually several ways to avoid or get rid of these pests. Thanks to “Thanko,”…

15 Things to Do in Matsuyama, Japan: Castles, Temples, Museums, and More

Matsuyama, located in Ehime Prefecture, is one of Shikoku’s most famous cities. There is so much to see here, including an original castle, a renowned onsen, and beautiful temples. The city also boasts a rich literary history, and many important Japanese authors have written about it and lived in the city. World-famous Natsume Soseki lived…

Check Out This Japanese Delicacy, One of the Top 50 Foods in the World!

Foie gras is a popular dish hailing from France and consists of the cooked liver of a fattened goose, duck, or hybrid mallard. You can find it in high-end European restaurants all over the world. In Asia, duck liver is also eaten traditionally by the Chinese. The Japanese are not completely unfamiliar and they have…

Can Robots Make Things More Convenient for Travelers at Train Stations in Japan?

Robot technology is nothing new in Japan and there are many different types of robots that are used by several companies in order to survive. The Japanese society is highly supported by these technological advancements. In order to move towards a more technologically advanced future, JR East (East Japan Railway) is actually going to operate…

Have a Unique Hello Kitty Experience at These 6 Parking Lots Throughout Japan!

Hello Kitty was originally marketed to young girls, but has gradually become popular for everyone for its cuteness since it was first launched in 1974. This white bobtail cat-inspired character was originally created by Yuko Shimizu for the Sanrio Company and is now managed by its new designer, Yuko Yamaguchi. With products ranging from toys,…

How Many of These 4 Great and Insightful Books Set in Japan Have You Read?

Finding the right book can often be a difficult task as you trawl through various shelves at the bookstore or library searching for that one collection of pages that interest you. Furthermore, if you’re looking for a book particularly set in Japan, your options can oftentimes be a little more limited, sometimes with just a…
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