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It’s Your Loss If You Don’t Know About This Voluntary Tax System in Japan

At the mention of taxes, the typical impression is that it’s something which we are legally obligated to pay. However, do you know that there is a voluntary tax system in Japan which calls upon the people to pay taxes on their own initiative and that there have been a significant number of people who…

Love the unique and quirky? Check out these 3 unusual hot springs in Japan!

When in Japan, many people will seek relaxation and relief at the numerous onsens located nationwide especially after a long day of traveling and sightseeing. However, have you become bored with the “norm” where the hot springs either look similar or boast of almost identical health effects? If you are the type who wants to…

Feeling Cold? Here Are 4 Japanese “Flower” Hot Pots Perfect for Winter

As days get colder and colder, what’s the best thing to eat that can provide that much-needed warmth? Look no further than the versatile nabe i.e. hot pot, which can take on a dizzying array of variations in Japan! From the common sukiyaki to the motsunabe (which probably requires a bit of courage to stomach…
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Feeling Lucky? Don`t miss these 5 New Year “Lucky Bags” in Japan This 2019

If you have been to Japan during the oshogatsu (お正月) i.e. Japanese New Year before, you probably have seen many people queuing outside department stores and shops to buy fukubukuros (福袋) i.e. fortune bags. If you have not witnessed this phenomenon personally, you might have seen footage of the frenzy caused by eager shoppers who…

Explore the Different Sides of Mount Fuji at the Fujisan World Heritage Center!

Whenever people talk about visiting Mount Fuji, there are a few standard approaches to go about it. If you are physically fit or the adventurous type, you would probably relish the experience of making the tough ascent during the summer months and experience its spiritual strength and visual beauty from the summit. For those who…

What’s Popular in Japan? Here Are the Top 3 Hit Products of 2017!

It’s that time of the year again when Nikkei Trendy releases a top 30 ranking of the hit products in Japan for the year, i.e. between October of the previous year and September of the current year, based on three aspects: sales, novelty, and influence. This ranking is a good indicator of what’s hot in…

Don’t Miss This Annual Illumination Event at Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki, Japan!

Have you ever been or heard of Huis Ten Bosch (ハウステンボス)? This Dutch-style theme park got its name, which literally means “house in the woods,” from one of the three official residences of the Dutch royal family. It is the largest theme park in Japan featuring a wide variety of old Dutch-style buildings that house…