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Throw your own Tako pa! (Takoyaki party)

There are various ways to hold a get along event with your friends at home, and one of my favorites is the Tako-Pa or Takoyaki Party. Takoyaki party, as we can guess from the name, is basically a meet-up event where people gather usually at one home to make their own takoyaki using takoyaki pans.…

Cash, Credit, or Debit? Payment Options in Japan

All countries in the world have different kinds of payment methods. When you are coming to a new country, whether it be for staying long-term or just for traveling, it can be a little problematic for you to get used to the new payment system. If you are wondering how to pay in Japan in…

How to Get Free WI-FI when you are in Japan!

Almost all my friends who are planning to go to Japan for traveling or having a short trip have this one (long) question: “How can I get connected to the internet? Can I buy an internet-only sim-card? Are there many free wi-fi connections? Can I survive without internet connection?” So here is some guidance for…

Shosenkyo Gorge, The Perfect Green Getaway

If you are looking for an inexpensive, short, unforgettable getaway for your weekend, a trip to Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, would be a perfect choice. One famous sightseeing spot where you would feel totally refreshed is the Shosenkyo Gorge (御嶽昇仙峡, Mitake Shōsenkyō). It is part of the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, which covers more than…

Japan’s Secret Weapon against Summer: the Anti-UV Umbrella

Summer in Japan, like everybody says, is most likely different than any other place in the world. It’s not just hot, it’s humid, it’s airless, it’s sticky, and.. it’s very hot! As some news broadcasts have reported, this summer some of the hottest days’ temperature are much higher compared to last year. The heat makes…