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Climbing Mt. Fuji? Here Are 6 Things They Don’t Tell You About!

Climbing Mt. Fuji is a bucket list item which most local and foreign travelers plan on doing even before they set foot in Japan. It is something that you have always dreamed of doing and when you go home, you tell all your friends how you conquered a mountain (even if all the centenarians passed…

3 Pesky and Creepy Insects of Japan’s Rainy Season!

Japan’s rainy season has begun, starting early to mid-June and ending about a month later. It’s a time to start sweating from the heat and humidity; a time to appreciate the beautiful hydrangea flowers that blossom in this season. Or, you can stay dry and hide inside to enjoy Makato Shinkai’s film, Garden of Words,…

How to Use the Osaka Loop Line to Get to Osaka’s Best Spots

The Osaka Loop Line is by far one of the easiest ways to travel around Osaka for a beginner, and you can use your JR Travel Pass to board the trains! It links a lot of the best tourist spots in the city, with access to slightly further out areas along the line also. City…

How to Take a Ferry and Enjoy the Scenic Route from Kansai Airport to Kobe!

If you are arriving in Japan via Kansai airport and want to kick start your journey straight away, a ferry ride certainly provides a great welcome into the beautiful city of Kobe. The ferry shuttle links Kansai Airport to Kobe Airport, then it’s a short trip on the train to Sannomiya. Much faster, and infinitely…

3 Night-time Superstitions in Japan

Japan has many of its own superstitions that you can often hear about in travel guides and TV shows, such as not leaving chopsticks in your rice, and number 4 being unlucky, but what other superstitions are lurking in the minds of the Japanese? Creepy, unexplained images of bad luck that are often forgotten, until…

A Pokemon Lovers’ Paradise: Shopping in the Pokemon Center

The Pokemon franchise has been huge internationally since the late 90’s, but were you aware that in Japan there is a shop just for Pokemon called the Pokemon Center? There isn’t only one shop either, there is a chain of stores throughout the country, and mini stores in airports and train stations. They sell a…

Nendoroids, Making Otaku Collections More Impressive Since 2006

Nendoroids (aka Nendos) are stylised figures of popular anime and game characters which are very popular among collectors in Japan and around the globe. They are manufactured by Good Smile Company, who are leaders in the Japanese hobby enthusiast world. The company was founded in 2001 and makes many other collectibles such as the Figma…

Top 5 Attractions around Kobe’s Majestic Mount Rokko!

If you are travelling to Kobe there’s so much you can do, if you are travelling to Kansai make a day trip to Kobe because you really don’t want to miss out. The city offers beaches, city life, shopping, nightlife, famous Kobe beef restaurants, but one of the best things has to be a journey…

Why Gamers Love Japan: The World of Retro Gaming

Japan and video games go together like Mario and Luigi. You can’t think of modern video games and imagine what they would be like without Japan’s influence and contribution to the gaming world. What is it about Japan that makes gamers love it so much? Console Rivalry ninjalooter.de/ Nintendo has a huge part to play…