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Omamori Good Luck Charms: Protecting Yourself in Little Ways

There are so many places to visit and explore in Japan. If you visit shrines and temples, you may have seen some small brocade bags with amulets inside. They are known as good luck charms or “omamori” in Japanese. Omamori is the honorific form of the word “mamori”, which means “protection.” pinterest.com/ They are made…

3 Common Manners To Know Before Entering a Japanese Shrine

Shrines have long been considered sacred places in Japan where Gods are worshipped. Hence, it is crucial to follow a set of rules once you are inside a shrine’s premises. One important indicator of a shrine is the Torii Gate. It is a wooden gate, without a door, often painted in red. This is not…

2 Famous Genghis Khan Restaurants in Sapporo That will Make you Crave for More

The fourth largest city in Japan is Sapporo. It is the birthplace of some popular Japanese dishes such as miso ramen. Another unique dish is the jingisukan, also known as “Genghis Khan.” This is a barbecued lamb dish which was a popular dish among Mongolian soldiers in the past. anbe.jp/ Although the origin of Genghis…

How to be Polite while Eating: Table Manners in Japan

Eating is the funnest part of traveling. However, each country has a set of rules to abide by when it comes to table manners. Following them is very significant as a sign of honoring the food served to diners. Japan’s table manners are as unique as they come. In order to know more of the…

3 Things to Avoid Doing While in Japan

Customs and traditions vary with time and place. It indicates how people do things as a group. It is an indication of oneness and unity. There are certain rules acceptable in your country but not in Japan. Take heed of these things during your stay in the country. Talking Too Loud on the Train en.rocketnews24.com/…

4 Useful Survival Japanese Phrases for Tourists

Most people travel for the sheer fun of it, not knowing the difficulties they may encounter brought about by miscommunication from language barriers. When you venture out beyond the comfort zone of your own country for a long time, you have to get to know the local people, read the signs, make friends and so…

2 Amazing All Dessert Buffet Restaurants in Tokyo

Buffet-style restaurants have been a popular choice for many people around the world. There are so many buffet style restaurants: cafeterias, dim sum houses, all-you-can-eat restaurants, salad bars, open buffets and many more! But have you ever considered having a dessert buffet in Tokyo? yukimeshi.exblog.jp/ It is one of the best experiences you can have!…

2 Breathtaking Spots To Feel The Magic of Hokkaido

Hokkaido is popularly known all over Japan not only for its cold climate but for unspoiled nature as well. It is considered to be Japan’s second largest island. It attracts many tourists because of its outdoor activities. Here are two of Hokkaido’s most recommended places to visit which offer beautiful scenery. Taushubetsugawa Kyoryo chillout-camera.blog.so-net.ne.jp/ Taushubetsugawa…

Fall in Love with Koi: The Japanese National Fish

“Koi” is the word for carp in Japanese. It is a group of fish which is commonly bred for decorative purposes. It includes two kinds of fish, the darker grey color and the brightly-colored one. japanesekoisales.com/ The latter is more popular than the former and is also known as the brocaded carp or “nishikigoi” in…
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