2017 September

Looking for Vegan Food in Kamakura? Check Out These 3 Amazing Restaurants!

If you’re vegan and thinking of traveling to Japan, you might be worried about finding places to eat – especially if you don’t speak the language – as Japan doesn’t have the best reputation for animal-free food. But fear not! There are plenty of restaurants that cater for vegans here, particularly in the larger cities.…

3 Interesting Things to Do in Hateruma, the Southernmost Island of Japan

Yaeyama Islands are a bunch of unique islands that are very rich in nature and home to several mysteries in Japan. They are located in the middle of East China Sea, between Taiwan and the main island of Okinawa. There are many places to have a relaxing time in this region, one of which is…

Love Japanese Noodles? Check Out the Tokyo Ramen Show 2017!

Ramen is a noodle dish which originated in China but has since been established as a very popular dining option in Japan. Various flavors, toppings, and side dishes make ramen a versatile and filling dish that is the favorite of many Japanese and foreign people alike. Varieties of ramen primarily include miso, tonkotsu (pork bone),…

3 Great Reading Practice Materials for Intermediate Japanese Learners

When learning Japanese, it is crucial that you keep using what you’ve learned all the time, else you will oftentimes find yourself forgetting things. One of the best ways to relax and also practice Japanese is to read, whether it be a book, manga, the news. However, as an intermediate student, it can be difficult…

6 Interesting Facts About the Ainu, the Indigenous People of Japan

Most people associate the people of Japan with the modern ethnic majority. Just like how modern-day Americans descended from those who originally emigrated from Europe, the modern Japanese person has descendants from Korea if you go back far enough. Japan’s indigenous population, the Ainu, however, is relatively unknown, and their culture and language are on…

Experience the Thrill of Battle at This One-Of-A-Kind Fighting Festival in Himeji

When we hear or see the word “Himeji,” the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful white facade of Himeji Castle. Every autumn, a fierce fight takes place in the same city as this castle. Behold the battle of mikoshi and yatai at the Nada Fighting Festival! Nada Fighting Festival The Nada Fighting…

Good News for Expectant Mothers! UNIQLO Japan Now Offers Maternity Clothes

Good news for expectant mothers! UNIQLO Japan has recently launched their maternity clothing line which will help pregnant women feel comfortable in their clothes for nine months. The clothing comes in stretchy fabrics which will provide comfort and ease of movement. This new area of apparel is a response to the growing number of the…

Have a Memorable Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto with These 3 Cultural Activities

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is a sophisticated hotel famous for providing guests with authentic Japanese cultural experiences. It is set in a quiet area of Kyoto capable of drifting guests into total tranquility. As of the time being, the hotel is offering guests three new unparalleled cultural guest activities that will make their stay in Kyoto…

3 Fantastic Things to Do in Yonaguni, Japan’s Westernmost Inhabited Island

Yonaguni, a tiny island belonging to Japan just 125 km away from Taiwan’s coastline, is a must-visit place because of its unique attractions. Part of the Yaeyama Islands, which is located in Okinawa Prefecture, Yonaguni enjoys isolation and a variety of flora and fauna. Here are three things to do in this far end of…

4 Unique Convenience Stores in Japan Where You Can Shop for Specific Needs

Usually, when you think of LAWSON, you picture the convenience stores with the blue signboard which are scattered all across Japan. However, did you know that there are also other LAWSON stores like LAWSON STORE 100 whose aim is to sell cheaper products? These niche stores target different demographics. If you are interested to know…
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