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Things to do in Furano, Hokkaido, in Winter

by Zoria Petkoska The lavender paradise that is Furano lasts all summer, but it’s not like this area is a one-hit-wonder. All of Hokkaido is stunning in winter, with snowy landscapes, cozy hot springs and scrumptious food that never disappoints. And Furano is no different. So here’s what can you do in Furano and the…

Days After the Consumption Tax Increases – How is Japan Doing?

On October 1 2019, the 10% consumption tax officially went into effect in Japan. Before the tax increase, the whole country witnessed massive consumption waves, in which people rushed to buy goods for storage, especially luxury items. On the last day of the old tax rate (September 30), shops and malls saw long lines queued up at checkout counters to save that 2%. What…
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Saitama City: A place where sport and culture unite

  Heading to Kumagaya Stadium during your time at the Rugby World Cup this year? Saitama City is just a stone’s throw away, and it’s a great destination for sports fanatics looking to explore a local, welcoming city—one that loves sports as much as they do. Saitama City is just a 40-minute train ride from…

What’s the Deal With Japanese Commercials?

Japanese culture is widely known for introducing the world to various interesting things like manga, geishas, and famous foods such as ramen. But one of the most infamous things in Japanese culture are the advertisements you’ll encounter in the country. Japanese advertisements are well-known for their manic pace, bizarre subject matter, and impressive productions. But…

Explore the Temples and Shrines of the Ueno Fusion District

Japan is full of rich, historic culture as well as it is a vision of the future. If you are someone who can’t wait to see both sides of Japanese culture you can see both sides in a full day just by walking around a particular area. Ueno, rightly known as the fusion district harmoniously…

What to Buy at Don Quijote: from Cosmetics to Snacks

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Japan Travel Blog (@maiwenlovesjapan) on May 27, 2019 at 4:42pm PDT Don Quijote a.k.a Donki, is undeniably one of the most popular stores in Japan and most likely on most tourists “must visit” list. For those who are unfamiliar with Don Quijote, it is the biggest…
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Tragedy in Japan: The Toddlers Killed in the Car Accident ! Whose Fault is it?

Recently, the news in Japan have been all about the car accidents caused by people with ages between 60-90 years old, reason why many of the elderly started handing in their license and giving up their cars so that they can make a difference and prevent more tragedies to happen. The Ikebukuro accident, also the…

Experience the Japanese Elementary School at the Rokunen Yonkumi Izakaya in Tokyo and Osaka!

Have you ever wondered how it would feel like to go to a Japanese Elementary School? While a full-grown foreign adult may not know the experience, wearing a yellow cap on your head and a randoseru (backpack) on your back were the main points that we’ve always seen. View this post on Instagram 先日は友達の誕生日祝いしてきました⊂( *・ω・…

4 Most Visited Places in Japan You Ought to See for Yourself

Japan is indeed abundant with picturesque environment making it one of the best places in Asia to visit. From its natural landscapes, its culture, festivities, and even man-made creations, Japan has been known to have it all. With the hundreds and even thousands places worth visiting around the country, it is understandable if you would…

Up for a Challenge? Try These 5 Strange Japanese Foods!

When visiting Japan, you might be surprised to see the types of food that Japanese people eat. There is a high chance that you will find some things that you have never tasted before. If you ever come across any of these, don’t be afraid to try them; they might taste better than you think.…