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What to Expect at a Japanese Restaurant

Want to dine at a Japanese restaurant the Japanese way? Here is a brief rundown of what to say and what to expect. Entering the Restaurant swaindestinations.com/ When you enter a restaurant, you’ll be greeted with a cheerful irasshaimase (Welcome). In all but the most casual places the waiter or waitress will next ask you,…

Japanese Accommodation for Budget Travellers

Japan offers an interesting form of accommodation, from cheap guesthouses to first class hotels, with almost everything in between. Although most options are more expensive than what you’d expect to pay in other Asian countries, you can still find some bargains. JNTO offices abroad and TIC offices in Tokyo and Kyoto stock some useful materials…

Japanese Etiquette: Must or Should?

One of the most enduring Western notions about Japan is that of Japanese courtesy and social etiquette. However, with some sensitivity, there is almost no chance of offending anyone, and a visitor should easily take comfort in the knowledge that the Japanese are very forgiving when it comes to the little slip-ups of foreign visitors.…

Must-read guide before climbing Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji, most familiar Japanese symbol, dominates the region southwest of Tokyo. Although Hakone is probably the most famous spot for Fuji-viewing, those with an aversion to crowds will prefer the scenic Fuji Go-ko region. Mt.Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan standing 3776m high. When its capped with snow in late autumn, winter and…

Pick the Best Season for Visiting Japan

Without a doubt, the best times to visit Japan are the climatically stable seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Spring jp.fotolia.com/ Spring is the time when Japan’s famous cherry trees burst into bloom. Starting from Kyushu sometime in March, the sakura zensen (cherry tree blossom line) advances northward, usually passing…

Several Warning Signs You Will See in Japan

Need to adjust foreign land Being in a Foreign Land involves big adjustment not only for food, shelter, transport system, but mainly for the way of living itself. Whatever reason you have for visiting Land of the rising Sun, You might as well take note some of the important warnings visible on the road, park,…

You never go hungry in Japan – Food On A Budget

Waribiki – for those on a budget Everybody knows that Japan can be a very expensive country to live in. Rent, health care, transportation, or even your grocery can easily dominate your monthly expenses. But one thing I really love about the country is their delicious food and the discounts on this food especially at…

TIPS: How to master the Fancy Japanese Toilets

Once you landed in Japan, one of the things that will really catch your attention is their toilets (toire or otearai in Japanese). They are very fancy, clean and huge but can also give you some headache. You heard it right! Japanese toilets can be complicated if you don’t know the proper way of using…

See the Best of Tokyo with the Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing Bus

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and as well as being one of the safest and cleanest capital cities in the world, it is absolutely full of great things to do for travelers. It is home to an impressive number of temples, shrines, unique landmarks, museums, parks, and incredible shopping areas. People who visit the…

All-you-can-Eat Strawberries, The Japanese Way!

rakuten.ne.jp/ Strawberry or Ichigo (in Japanese) is one of the most popular and consistent fruits you’ll see when you visit japan. Several strawberry flavored foods are out in the market and you can see them anywhere you go. From cakes, ice cream, mochi, chocolates, drinks, cookies, jam, or even toothpaste. amazon.com/ brandeating.com/ agreetao.com/ That’s why…