By Yuki Sakuma

Fall in Love with Japanese Actor Ikuta Toma and 2 of His Greatest Works!

Japanese people love to find something new and follow trends. Their keen eyes are also on new celebrities including singers, bands, actors, actresses, models, and comedians. You might have seen on Japanese TV programs or in Japanese magazines news on newcomers who give shy smiles to the audience. On the other hand, due to the…

Join the Fun at the Fall and Winter Events of Yomiuriland This 2016

Yomiuriland (よみうりランド) is one of the popular Japanese amusement parks in Tokyo. Located on the hillsides of Inagi City (稲城市), Yomiuriland has been welcoming and entertaining visitors since 1964. Last 2015, the total number of visitors reachjed over 1.7 million. They also launched “GUJJOBA! (グッジョバ!!)” or the Good Job Park in March 2016 where you…

Wander Around the Charming Castle Town of Odawara – Just a Train Ride From Tokyo!

Odawara is attracting more visitors by re-opening Odawara Castle which recently renovated its viewing room. Located in the southwest of Kanagawa prefecture, Odawara has been playing a vital role since the Sengoku era (1493-1590). Due to the unique geographic nature, it was valued as a fortress and a gateway to Kyoto, especially during the Edo…

A Brief on What to Expect if You are Traveling to Japan in Winter!

Throughout the year, Japan offers a relatively adjustable climate and temperature. Although northern parts such as the Hokkaido (北海道) and Tohoku (東北) regions have severe winter conditions with lots of snow, on the other hand, southern parts including Okinawa (沖縄) rarely snows in winter. You can visit Japan without proper winter boots or a heavy…

6 Reasons to Dine at a Hama-Zushi Near You!

Sushi has been exported to and adopted by many countries. It became one of everybody’s favourite dishes due to the variety of toppings and healthy ingredients. Japanese people are still fond of sushi and it has become accessible for all ages with the expansion of kaiten-zushi, a type of affordable sushi restaurant where sushi plates…

Free Your Body and Mind at these Bilingual Yoga Studios in Tokyo

Yoga is a worldwide phenomenon nowadays. It is not an exception in Japan. In a busy, modern lifestyle, we are exposed and yoga gives us an opportunity to feel our body again, to align with body and mind, and above. For those of you who are familiar with yoga in your home countries and for…

Stay in a Reasonable International Onsen Hotel, Shizuoka

LaVista Izusan is a hidden gem of Onsen and high standard rooms with great view of Sagami Bay, known as a source of fresh sea food in Kanto area. This apartment-type hotel offers good range of on-site chef made buffet, which is served at dinner and breakfast times, and not to mention, it has it’s…

Top FREE items you can find in Japan!

When you are walking on a street or having a seat in a restaurant in Japan, you might notice that certain items are delivered for free of charge. Yes indeed, we Japanese love something for free! This guide gives you useful information about how to get free items in Japan without hesitation. 1. Water is…

My childhood memories with my Japanese grandma!

As summer times get close, my twisted childhood memories with my grandmother came back to life. All around the year, the summer is the longest season and the Japanese school have one-month vacations. During this gifted time, I always enjoyed the company of my grandmother, Oba-chan from who a learnt a lot as she knows…

Customs in Japan with Cash and Money

Japan is not a tip required country, but there are certain occasions in which you are asked to give money as a way of expressing your wishes. Here are the popular examples of money-related Japanese customs and traditions of which you may want to know in advance. 1. Weddings and funerals 2.bp.blogspot.com/ Weddings and funerals…
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