By Ryo

Why Can So Many Japanese People Not Speak English?

If you have ever been to Japan, you might have noticed that usually Japanese people can’t speak English, and sometimes get overwhelmed when you talked to them in English. However, by far most of those people (and that includes myself) have studied English for at least 6 years in junior high school and high school.…

4 Original Ideas of Unique Japanese Souvenirs

If you visit Japan and you are wondering about the souvenirs you would like to offer to your family and your friends. Here 4 original and helpful ideas. 1. The Sushi Pillow Maybe because so many people associate sushi to Japan if you give this pillow as a gift, no one will doubt that you…

Top 3 recommended Ramen shops in Japan

Hi everyone, this time I want to write about ramen, my most favorite food in Japan. Perhaps in other countries Japanese restaurants are usually about sushi and it seems like ramen is not so prevalent. But I want you to try them out if you are in Japan because it tastes amazing and has had…

3 Must-Visit Magical Winter Illumination Spots

In winter, Japan attracts many visitors with its numerous winter illuminations. Every city is decorated with fairy-tale-like scenes. It gives the cold Japanese winters a very poetic charm and as the cities are lit-up so are people’s hearts. There are many differents spots, especially in the Kanto area, where you can enjoy winter’s illuminations. From…

The Essential Earthquake Safety Tips

Japan is famous for its earthquakes and if you are in Japan, perhaps you ll experience some of them during your stay. If it is a strong one, you will need to protect yourself. So I will write about the most important things you should know in this article. What does cause Japanese earthquakes? In…

Snow Monkeys Bathing in Hot Springs? See Them Only in Nagano, Japan!

To those who love monkeys, did you know there is a really interesting place famous for its monkeys in Japan? It’s called JIGOKUDANI YAEN-KOEN. What is so interesting about it? The monkeys soak in hot springs! JIGOKUDANI YAEN-KOEN JIGOKUDANI YAEN-KOEN is located in Nagano prefecture and you can see the bathing snow monkeys there. Every…

3 Unique Cafes and Restaurants in Tokyo

There are different types of eateries in Japan, from themed restaurants to izakaya pubs and even animal cafes. This time, I’d like to introduce you some of my favorites. 1. Owl cafe A post shared by いけふくろうカフェ (@ikefukurou_cafe) on Jul 11, 2017 at 10:15pm PDT Recently these cafes have become famous, some owl cafes even…

Travelling in Japan on a Budget: Stay and Transportation Tips

If you are planning to travel to another country, maybe you do think about how much it would cost before anything else. Where to find a cheaper hostel? What is a good way to go to the east of Japan from western Japan? I think these are the two biggest concerns for many. So I’d…

The 2 Best Parks for Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing) in Sakura Season

I’m very excited every time spring comes closer because I have a special thing I really want to do in spring. That is “Hanami”. Have you heard of it before? If you don’t know what it is, don’t worry, I will tell you about it in this article! What is Hanami? jp.fotolia.com/ In short, Hanami…

4 Iconic Japanese Inventions Still Commonly Used Today

Have you ever thought which country things you use or do today come from? Perhaps you have, and some things may even come from Japan! I want to show you the most iconic inventions that came from Japan in this article. 1. Cup noodle I can imagine your face when you see this! This is…