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The Hell Tour: Experience Japanese Hot Springs in a New Way!

Beppu is one of the cities well-known for hot springs in Japan. They say that one must not visit that place without taking a dip into the natural onsen available almost everywhere from small establishments to hotels. But for the fainthearted who are afraid of stripping off their clothes, especially the foreigners, Kannawa offers an…

The Concept of Tomodachi: Japanese Friendship

The Misconception It is often stated that the Japanese are serious, cold or generally unfriendly people. But contrary to that, they can actually be really welcoming, hospitable, approachable, helpful, and yes, friendly! Today, I am going to some examples of the Japanese concept of “tomodachi.” Foreign Exchanges and Interactions jp.fotolia.com/ Many young Japanese are especially…