By Preetha

3 Traditional Card Games that Will Help You Learn More About Japan

There are many card games popular in Japan. Three of these games are “Karuta”,”Hanafuda” and “Menko”. Different types of beautiful cards with pictures are used to play these games. Most of them have a unique style of appearance as the pictures and letters are all related to Japan and written in Japanese. Karuta cards could…

Tax–Free Shopping in Toki Premium Outlets, Gifu

Toki premium outlets are located in Toki-shi, Gifu prefecture, in a beautiful area surrounded with lush greenery on all sides and the view of the distant Alps ranges which can be enjoyed from the outlet area. Shops otonaninareru.net/ This is the fifth outlet mall in Japan and is one of the biggest shopping areas in…

Ukai Matsuri – Cormorant Fishing Festival in Gifu

Gifu prefecture is famous for its ceramic ware. The popular sightseeing areas in Gifu are the Gifu castle and the Park area situated on Mount Kinka. But during the summer season, from May to the middle of October, there is a famous festival being held on Nagara river of Gifu: the cormorant fishing festival. It…

Choosing the best Curry for you at your nearest Japanese Supermarket

Curry rice is one of the famous and delicious food items in Japan. We can see the dish in the menu of every Japanese family restaurant. It is a very simple dish that can be prepared at home as well. The colorful Japanese curry poured over the steamed white rice is really beautiful too. Curry…

3 Popular Japanese indoor board games

There are a lot of games available in the Japanese shops. It was in the 100 yen shops that I found so many interesting traditional indoor games in Japan for the first time. And I was so happy to discover that toy shops in Japan are really big and have a great collection of varied…

The Holiest Japanese Shrine: Grand Ise Jingu

Ise Jingu Ise Jingu or the grand shrine of Ise city of Mie prefecture is the biggest among the shrines of Japan. A lot of people visits this shrine, especially during the New Year season. There is a river called the Isuzu river in front of the shrine area over which the Uji bridge is…

Fresh Food and Amazing Nature of Minamichita, Aichi

Minamichita is a town located in Chiba district of Aichi prefecture. This area that extends along the seashore has many unique attractions and visitors are provided with different sorts of entertainments. There are some things that we can enjoy in any season in Minamichita! Author’s photo Seafood Author’s photo Minamichita is a seaside town, and…

Let’s Understand the Japanese Around Us

Every foreigner coming to Japan will surely encounter the same one difficulty. It is being unable to read the sign boards and documents available in Japan since most places have only Japanese boards, brochures, etc. which will be written only in Japanese kanji. Most common tourist sites or airports surely have the English version of…

Filling Forms in Japan: a Short Guide

While in Japan, you will surely come across situations where you need to fill out some form in a bank, post office, library, when registering a new telephone or Internet connection or such. It will be difficult to figure out the words in a form if it is purely in Japanese. But there are some…

Kaomoji: the Japanese emoticons!

Kaomoji Our mobile phones, tablets, computers etc. can all be used for texting and we are quite familiar with the various types of emoticons available in each of these. Now, people use emoticons not only in the messages but also in e-mails and handwritten items. The earlier emoticons were a set of symbols and characters…
Page 1 of 512345