A European Town Inside Japan – Must-Visit Theme Parks

Japan is truly a place of great amusement parks, though sadly many were abandoned after the Japanese bubble. However, there are still many amusement parks worth visiting even if they are not located anywehre near the big cities of Tokyo or Osaka. Porto Europa is one of these amusement parks. Located in in Wakayama Prefecture,…

Japanese Sunscreens Are Amazing! Our Top 4 Recommendations

Since summer has already started in Japan, all sorts of sunscreens are now occupying shops’ front lines. Different sunscreens suit different types of skin, so it is important to choose the best one for you. You need to know the ingredients of the sunscreen first and whether the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is ideal or…

The Mosquito Nightmare: How To Prevent Their Presence

Mosquitoes are a constant annoyance associated with Japanese summers. The biggest problem is that in recent years Japan has seen a particularly unwelcome one: the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rachmadi Hardhanang (@rachmadihardhanang) on Dec 7, 2019 at 7:17pm PST The Asian tiger mosquito, originally from…

The Rainy Season’s Happy Guests: Creepy Insects

Japan’s rainy season can be very polarizing: some love the constant rainy days, while others hate not being able to recognize the rain from their sweat due to the high humidity. The rainy season starts during the second or third weeks of June and lasting roughly a month, though seasonal lags can sometimes see the…

What Are Things Like At Japanese Amusement Parks After The State Of Emergency?

Now that the state of emergency has been lifted and that the Tokyo Disney Resort has finally reopened after having closed its doors for months, you may be wondering what the current situations with some of Japan’s most famous theme parks and museums is like: Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea View this post on Instagram A post shared…

Breaking News: The Tokyo Disney Resort is Reopening!

Great news, everyone! The Tokyo Disney Resort is finally reopening on July 1, 2020 after having been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after Universal Studios Japan reopened its doors, the Tokyo Disney Resort was still assessing the situation to see if it would be prudent to reopen. However, until further notice…

The Art of Drainspotting: What Is It?

When we travel, we are always looking straight ahead at the sights, shops, and people around us. But have you ever thought to take a look down at the ground? Don’t miss the unexpected works of art you can stumble upon in the form of unique Japanese manhole covers! Here is an introduction to three…

Tsuyu: The Rainy Season In Japan

For those who do not have a rainy season in their home country, hearing of a rainy season might sound a bit depressing and something you would rather prefer to skip, if possible. After all, rain usually means having to stay at home, because going out becomes a hassle. Or maybe you would think it’s…

5 Japanese Foods that Mean Summer Is Here!

With the almost unbearable heat that is the Japanese summer, how do common folks survive when outside in the sun? Among many tricks, there are the tasty refreshing summer foods that help with the heat. Here are some common dishes people crave during the summer in Japan: Kakigori shaved ice   photo-ac.com/ Kakigori, or shaved…

Japan’s Biggest Human Rights Issue

When it comes to human trafficking, one might usually think of impoverished countries where laws are not enforced and politics are full of corruption. However, many first world countries are in fact important source transportations and destinations when it comes to human trafficking. This can be something that many citizens tends to overlook as they…