By Miki

3 phrases you have to know in Japan!

3 phrases you’ll hear everywhere in Japan When visiting Japan, you will probably bring some phrasebooks which teach you some basic Japanese phrases such as Konnichiwa(hello). However, there are many peculiar phrases that are hard to explain in another language. If you know these phrases, your trip to Japan or your Japanese studying might get…

Happy Hanami! Or how to get the most out of Sakura Viewing

Things to do at Hanami Do you know about Hanami? Hanami is one of the Japanese spring traditions. As cherry blossoms are getting pink, and beautiful, we hang out, picnic and enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms. Actually, Hanami is an event to enjoy the cherry blossom viewing, but there is a word that describes one…

A Small Historic Tour in Kamakura

Kamakura is one of the most popular place to visit in the Kanto area in Kanagawa. Kamakura has several historic monuments because long time ago, Kamakura was the old capital of Japan. One of these is the Great Buddha, Zeniarai-Benten Shrine, and Meigetsu-In Temple. So if you visit there, you would feel long and great…

Senbei, What Is It And What Does It Taste Like?

Do you know what Senbei is? Senbei is a traditional Japanese snack made from rice. Generally, they are called rice crackers in English. They taste great, and they are also less calorific than other snacks such as chips and pretzels. There are many kinds of Senbei in Japan, and some are very unique. These days…

The 3 tips for Japanese train manner

There are many cultural manner depending on countries. You should follow the manner when you are in Japan, also, I think the time to follow the manner is when you take trains. Is because there are many people especially in the morning, and some of them are in hurry because of their job, and school.…

What Are the Latest Trends in Japan? Find Them All at Tokyu Hands!

Do you know Tokyu Hands? Tokyu Hands is one of the most famous department store that they deal many staff such as furniture, cosme products, and home, study and desk accessories. Not just so many staff, they have many staff which are something new for everyone. Because of that, you can find trend staff in…

3 Incredible Restaurants in Shinjuku: Fancy, Scary and Hilarious?

Sinjuku is one of the biggest stations in Tokyo. There are many people, many shops and many restaurants. When you visit Tokyo, I think you should go Shinjuku one time. As I said before, there are many restaurants in Shinjuku, but some of them are quite different from normal restaurants there. The restaurants are really…

Shibuya109: Mecca of Japanese fashion

When you visit Japan, you may want to visit Shibuya. When you want to get cute Japanese clothes, you should check Shibuya! There are many shopping malls in Shibuya, but my recommendations is Shibuya 109 which is one of the most famous shopping malls especially for girls. Actually, there is mens’ 109 too, but this…

5 Delicious Green-Tea Flavored Japanese Sweets for Matcha Lovers!

As you know, matcha, which is also called green tea, is one of the most famous Japanese cultures. Originally, matcha was just a drink, but these days there are matcha flavored snacks such as chocolates, candies, cookies, cake, ice cream, and so on. Here, I’ll show you those matcha flavor staff especially you can find…

Cake is the Pride of Japan!

Probably, everyone like cakes all over the world. Birthday, anniversary day, or on other special day, cakes make those days better and more exciting. Anyway, I think Japanese cakes are really good just like England, French, or Italy cakes. Also, there are many cake shops in Japan, so for Japanese, those cakes are really common.…