2018 November

Where to Spend a Great Day in Kyoto: Arashiyama and Kinkakuji

Without a doubt, Kyoto has become one of tourist’s favorites in Japan because of its intact and well preserved cultural heritage sites. It is nestled with numerous shrines and temples as well as beautiful nature that turns into inflamed shades of red in autumn or colorful blooms in spring. There’s a lot of places to…

East Asian Mythology: SHISA of Okinawa-the Stone Guardians of Japan

Off the shores of Kyushu (the third largest island of Japan), there are a number of volcanic islands flowing south-west towards Taiwan. These are named the Ryukyu Islands, also known as the Nansei Islands. In the center of this volcanic island chain is where Okinawa, the biggest of the Ryukyu Islands, can be located. It…
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Dotonbori sweet treats to tantalize your tastebuds!

I’m sure you’ve all heard about Dotonbori (道頓堀) – the must-visit food and shopping district in Osaka (大阪). If not, don’t let the bright lights, masses of people and endless stores and eateries overwhelm you! This is a great place to explore, where you can spend the day shopping and eating, then go back the…

A Guide to Trash and Garbage Disposal in Japan

In most countries other than Japan, throwing away trash is pretty simple. Garbage is garbage, and that’s the end of unwanted items. Just put them in any container and bid goodbye to your waste. Although some efforts have been made in other countries to separate rubbish to a certain extent, such as cardboard or food…

Osaka’s Most Famous Clown Mascot : The History of Kuidaore Taro

Dōtonbori (道頓堀), Osaka (大阪) is home to some of the region’s most famous symbols and landmarks. Most of these landmarks are tied to restaurants, such as Kani Dōraku’s (かに道楽) giant moving crab that hangs above the restaurant door, seemingly waving to customers going inside. One of Dōtonbori’s – and perhaps Osaka’s – most famous landmarks…
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Three of the Lesser-Known Coffee Shops in Tokyo you Must Visit

Tokyo is one of the best places to find a perfect cup of coffee. Although the best and trendiest coffee spots in the city sell their products at a reasonable price, they are often crowded with people. If you’re looking for a relaxing coffee shop during your day off, might as well head to these…
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Nintendo WINS! Wait! Then, what happens to the Mario Kart?!

Would you like to taste the adrenaline in the real life, on a real road? I think everyone is accustomed with Nintendo and of course, everyone must know the popular game “Mario Kart” brought to us by them. Now, you can have a taste of it in your own マリカー(MariCar)! A must do if you`re…
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Potential Attractions For The 2020 Olympics

With the 2020 Olympics set to be hosted by Tokyo, Japan will be undergoing a lot of changes in the next few years. It won`t necessary feel too sudden for the locals, but as Tokyo and the whole country are preparing to host the world, the Olympics will probably be the impulse for the changes…
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