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Experience the True Meaning of Omotenashi By Staying in a Minshuku

With Japan becoming more popular all over the world as a tourist destination, the accommodation of many tourists flocking into the country has become one of the major concerns. As tourism continues to grow, reports of high occupancy rates in major cities such as Tokyo (83.6%) and Osaka (90.4%) as of January 2016 hamper visitors…

4 Reasons You Need to Incorporate Wasabi Into Your Diet

Many people hate wasabi because of the burning sensation that it leaves on the tongue. Add to that the sharp, stinging pain that makes you tear up when you eat more than what you should and it’s no wonder there are people who dislike this condiment. Inside a sushi bar, you can easily recognize a…

Bring Nature Home and Create Your Own Sanctuary with a Japanese Tsubo-Niwa Set!

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the crowded cities of Japan, many people still manage to find time to connect with nature through a sanctuary called tsubo-niwa. In a country where every inch of land area matters, a small parcel lot is dedicated to incorporate tsubo-niwa among the design of modern homes and buildings such…

All You Need to Know about Smart Cards and How to Use them in Japan!

The convenience and safety features in smart cards have inarguably made a lot of people in Japan very happy. In a country where cash is the name of the game, smart cards are now making more Japanese people use digital money instead of physical money. What are smart cards? yourjapannow.com/ In Shinjuku Station alone, public…

The Tastiest Traditional Japanese Desserts Reinvented With an Ice Cream Twist!

Ice cream has always been a serious business in Japan and its ubiquity is evident not only in the wide array of selections offered in the market such as Pino and Haagen Dazs but also in many of Japan’s delectable culinary delights. In fact, ice cream has been incorporated in many of the country’s traditional…

Find the Traditional Origami Patterns in Modern Technology!

Origami has been assimilated in the Oxford dictionary since time immemorial, and it has also become a global buzzword. It is defined as the Japanese art of folding papers into various shapes and sizes. However, the elegance of origami goes further that being a mere ornament for the Tanabata Festival. Today, many modern structural designs…

Japan’s Electronic Giant Panasonic is Now Harvesting Vegetables- Cool or Scary?

Just when everyone thought that salads were a healthier option because of its low level of fat content and cholesterol in comparison to meat. However, little did everyone know that eating raw vegetables can be just as detrimental, if not more. The vegetables in these salads are eaten raw, which means that the possibility of…

Omakase or Okonomi: How to Order Your Delicious Sushi?

One of the nice things about eating sushi is that diners can enjoy eating their meal with their fingers or with their chopsticks without having to worry too much about their manners. But even more importantly, they are free to choose how they like their sushi to be served. There are usually two options when…

A Hidden Paradise for Manga Lovers in Akita: Yokote Masuda Manga Museum!

Akita prefecture is very famous for its landscapes, seascapes, hot springs, and cultural and historical feats such as the Kamakura Festival and the well-maintained vintage backdrops along samurai districts. However, there is one hidden paradise in Akita that was established about twenty years ago for manga enthusiasts – the Yokote Masuda Manga Museum. commons.wikimedia.org/ A…

Want More Kyary Pamyu Pamyu? Take the Kyary Ride at Universal Studios Japan!

In partnership with the government’s movement to promote the tourism industry in Japan under the slogan “Cool Japan,” Universal Studios Japan (USJ) has also come up with “Universal Cool Japan” to attract more tourists with the hottest pop culture trends in the country. The campaign has been running for two years now with the promise…
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