5 Tips for Spending Wisely at Arcades in Japan

When visiting Japan, especially in the big cities like Tokyo, you might be surprised to see so many arcades around. In East Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan, arcades still thrive thanks to continued patronage and diversifying their attractions? Have you heard of Round One? Their focus on sports has made them a…

Eating in Japan – What To Expect

If you visit Japan for a prolonged amount of time or plan to come here to live permanently, you might face some shifts in what you are eating. When you think of a Japanese cuisine you think rice, sushi, ramen, noodles, miso soup, tempura, and more. It is no surprise that when you come to…

Survive Japan’s Trains With This Guide

While Japan’s rail system is famed around the world for its scope and efficiency, it can be an intimidating thing to go through for someone new to Japan. Busy maps, crowded stations, and the ever-present Japanese language barrier can make it challenging for newcomers to efficiently travel on Japan’s many trains and subways. On top…

This is How Often Earthquakes Occur in Japan

In America, an earthquake is an incredibly rare occurrence, but when one does happen it’s national news. In Japan, however, earthquakes are an expected and accounted for part of life. In fact, Japan experiences several earthquakes a day! Japan sits along at the intersection of 4 tectonic plates, so it’s no wonder the country has…

DRUM TAO: When Japanese Drum Performing Art Reaches the World

Japan is a culturally rich country with many interesting and unique features that you cannot miss when traveling here. You will probably be recommended to check out a kabuki show, see maiko (means “apprentice geisha”), go to concerts of singers and idol groups, or enjoy some quirky cosplay cafes and restaurants. But have you ever heard…
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Matcha Desserts Deluxe 2019

The green powdered tea is one of Japan’s most recognizable products, recently gaining a global popularity for both its taste and its health benefits. From elegant traditional tea ceremonies to cute modern sweets with a matcha twist, matcha has been widely popular in Japan for centuries. The bitter and refreshing tea is prepared fairly simply,…

Socks Rock – The Cutest Daiso Finds

Daiso is not your typical chain store and if you have ever visited one, you know why. Daiso is home to ANY product you could imagine. They have makeup, skincare, coin purses, kitchenware, supplies for your teeth, home supplies, all the candy you could imagine, stickers, socks, and the most random knick knacks ever! This…

5 Odd yet Fun finds from Daiso

If you walk around Japan, you’ve most likely noticed a store with pink letters reading “Daiso”. So what is Daiso? Daiso can easily be described as one of the most popular stores in Japan where almost everything is sold at ¥100 (¥108 with tax), unless stated otherwise – basically the dollar store of Japan. However,…

5 Cheap Tech Items You can Buy at Daiso Shops!

Whether you’re visiting Japan for business or pleasure, chances are you’ll likely only have a limited supply of personal affects you’ve brought with you. Adjusting to your stay in Japan may be difficult if you’re used to working on a desktop computer at work or driving your own car. Thankfully, there’s a number of small…

Satisfy All Your Sugar Needs with These Japanese Candies

When you think of a dollar store you may think cheap, useless, junk. Well, that is definitely not the case in Japan! It is actually the very opposite at Daiso, a Japanese ¥100 store. You can get almost anything there from candy, beauty products, kitchenware, stationery, and so much more. To make things even better,…