2017 November

First Time in Tokyo? Here’s the Best Way to Get Around Without Getting Lost!

One primary thing to consider when traveling to another country is the mode of transportation that you’ll be using while touring around. The train is probably the most commonly used transportation in Japan, but it isn’t recommended for those who are new to the place and don’t want to get lost. If you happen to…

Do You Know the 4 Main Types of Japanese Ramen?

Japan is known for its great cuisine, and ramen, alongside perhaps sushi and takoyaki, is probably one of the first types of food you think of if someone mentions Japanese dishes. Ramen, which typically consists of noodles served in hot broth with toppings, is extremely popular in Japan. Originally hailing from China, this versatile dish…

Enter the World of Picture Books at This Tiny Adorable Cafe in Kichijoji, Tokyo

There are many cute cafes in Japan but rarely do you see one that looks exactly like those in picture books. In Tokyo, there is one outstanding cafe that takes every customer into a surreal world of children’s books. Every corner of this place was carefully designed to make it look like a fantasy world…

Do You Know Where to Find the 2 Newest Unconventional Starbucks Stores in Japan?

Japan is known for its many Starbucks Coffee stores that are out of the ordinary and very Japanesque. There is one located near Dazaifu Tenmangu in Fukuoka that features kigumi woodwork, one on Ninenzaka in Kyoto with tatami rooms, and many more spread across the country. Now, Starbucks Coffee Japan is about to open two…

Going Drinking in Japan? Here Are 7 Tips and Rules to Keep in Mind

It’s no secret that the Japanese love to drink. Most people have been to at least one “nomikai,” usually a business- or work-related event where a group goes to an izakaya (Japanese pub or bar) to drink and bond. Although cocktails, bottled alcoholic drinks, and beer are very popular in Japan, there is also the…

It Isn’t All Skyscrapers: 5 Great Parks and Gardens in Tokyo to Unwind and Relax

Tokyo is known for being one of the largest cities in the world, and with an impressive population of over 13 million people, it understandably gets incredibly busy. Tokyo is notorious for its crowded trains during rush hour, the thousands that cross the infamous Scramble near Shibuya Station, and the crowds that visit famous public…

3 Ways to Enjoy Katsu, the Delicious Japanese Fried Food

When you travel to Japan, there’s no doubt that you will want to try as many local dishes as you can. The truth is that it’s impossible to sample all of the delicious and unique treats that the country has to offer in just a couple of weeks, but that is what makes the experience…

3 Beautiful Spots to Experience the Best of Autumn in Kyoto

Once in a while, we travel to put our minds at ease and to take a break from our busy lives. One of the factors to consider when planning a trip is the season or weather condition in your destination. There are already many articles about why Japan is one of the best places to…

Rainy Day on Yakushima? Here Are 3 Activities You Can Enjoy Whatever the Weather

As the saying goes, “On Yakushima (屋久島), it rains 35 days a month!” So the chances of you experiencing a bit of precipitation on your trip to this beautiful island are pretty high. However, this doesn’t have to put a dampener on your visit. You can still enjoy the island’s world-famous hiking trails in the…
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