By Mochicheru

7 Japanese foods to get you in the mood for spring

In Japan, spring carries images of warmer weather, pink cherry blossoms, and sipping beer or tea at a hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, party. Spring is a time of new beginnings, as the school year and work year begin in April just as the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, and for the Japanese, spring is…

Budget Traveling in Japan: Japan Rail Pass and Discount Ticket Shops

Japan may seem like an expensive travel destination, but there are several ways for travelers on a budget to enjoy Japan without digging too far into your wallet. Domestic transportation can be quite expensive in particular, but luckily, here are several ways to combat this. 1. Japan Rail Pass The Japan Rail Pass is definitely…

Important Train Riding Etiquette in Japan

Trains in Japan are notorious around the world for their timeliness, cleanliness, convenience, and the general civility and cooperation practiced by their riders. In fact, just several years earlier, Japan made international headlines when a women, who fell and got stuck in the gap between the train and the platform at a JR East station…