By pmreid

5 Great Things About the Autumn Season in Japan

Temperatures are fluctuating, the last of the annoying summer insects are dying out, and people are changing their light bed sheets for winter warmers and stocking up on blankets and fluffy slippers. Autumn has arrived in Japan! Although there are many things to love about summer – beach activities, summer festivities, and seasonal cooling drinks,…

3 Exciting Food Festivals in Tokyo This November 2017 That Foodies Shouldn’t Miss!

Japan is known for its delicious local cuisine as well as unique takes on international dishes. The Japanese take pride in food quality, appearance, and taste, and wherever you travel in Japan, you’re guaranteed to come across local dishes that are unique to their area. This country is also loved for its festivals; there always…

Love Japanese Noodles? Check Out the Tokyo Ramen Show 2017!

Ramen is a noodle dish which originated in China but has since been established as a very popular dining option in Japan. Various flavors, toppings, and side dishes make ramen a versatile and filling dish that is the favorite of many Japanese and foreign people alike. Varieties of ramen primarily include miso, tonkotsu (pork bone),…

6 Interesting Facts About the Ainu, the Indigenous People of Japan

Most people associate the people of Japan with the modern ethnic majority. Just like how modern-day Americans descended from those who originally emigrated from Europe, the modern Japanese person has descendants from Korea if you go back far enough. Japan’s indigenous population, the Ainu, however, is relatively unknown, and their culture and language are on…

Check Out This Exciting Fullmetal Alchemist Exhibition in Osaka This November!

Osaka is a fun city in the Kansai region that is very famous for its delicious street food, highly energetic comedians, and friendly locals. It is also home to the gorgeous Osaka Castle and Universal Studios Japan. There always seems to be something happening in this city that locals and visitors can enjoy! This November…

6 Things You Should Know If You’re Staying With a Japanese Homestay Family

Whether you come to Japan to study, work, or for vacation, accommodation is essential. There are many options available to you such as hotels, hostels, and share houses, but have you ever considered staying with a homestay family? Japanese families open their homes to foreigners interested in Japan and learning Japanese. This can be achieved…

5 Awesome Things About Japan That Will Convince You to Visit in Winter

Japan enjoys millions of tourists per year and the season generally affects how many people you can expect to see at famous hotspots. Kyoto gets especially crowded during spring, Hokkaido and Nagano see lots of tourism in winter, and popular vacation destinations are booked full during the holiday seasons of Golden Week and Obon. If…