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Fall in Love with Koi: The Japanese National Fish

“Koi” is the word for carp in Japanese. It is a group of fish which is commonly bred for decorative purposes. It includes two kinds of fish, the darker grey color and the brightly-colored one.   japanesekoisales.com/ The latter is more popular than the former and is also known as the brocaded carp or “nishikigoi”…

Banks Shibuya: These Melting Pancakes will Make you Delirious!

Fancy getting a bite and enjoying a peaceful time? why don’t you head to Banks Shibuya! Located in Duplex B’s 1F, 3-26-17 Shibuya of Tokyo, the cafe offers French and Japanese cuisines side by side. ‪おはようございます😃本日から #バンクス渋谷 土日㊗️のパンケーキTimeは11時からと1時間早いオープンになります⏰新作のキャラメルブリュレパンケーキを含め選べるパンケーキは全部で7種類となります!‬ ‪ぜひ皆様のお越しをお待ちしております #渋谷パンケーキ #キャラメルブリュレパンケーキ‬ #ふわとろ # A post shared by Banks渋谷(旧スコッチバンク) (@banks_shibuya) on Dec 8, 2017 at 4:16pm…

Take a Free Sightseeing Tour around Tokyo!

Have you been dreaming of sightseeing around Tokyo but have no idea where to go? Don’t worry, there are tour guides who can help you. Mind you, these are for free! These are usually individuals who volunteer to guide foreign tourists either for practicing the English Language or just for the fun of it. Tokyo…

Temple Stay at Kongo Sanmai-in Temple: A Perfect Place to Relax

If you are interested in getting in touch with your spiritual side in Japan, why don’t you head to Koyasan in Wakayama where you can find the Kongo sanmai-in Temple.   japan-experience.com/ It is a temple built in the year 1223 by a widow named Hojo Masako. She was said to be the most influential…

Travel Japan By the Speed of Lightning: The Shinkansen

Do you know that Japan’s high-speed trains called “shinkansen” or bullet train can run as fast as 320 km/hr? Yes, it’s true. This is the reason why it has been called the fastest train the world!   wisegeek.com/ Ordinarily speaking, Japanese don’t use the shinkansen for short distances. They commonly use it if they want…

Eat like a Sumo Wrestler at these 6 Chankonabe Restaurants

Have you ever wondered what sumo wrestlers eat? With such huge body proportions, they sure do need to eat a lot! One dish which is high in protein and considered a part of their weight-gain diet is the “chankonabe.” It is not picky with ingredients. You can put whatever there is available to cook as…

A Guide to Motsunabe, the High Protein, Low-Calorie Japanese Hot Pot

Hot pot dishes have a history of more than 1,000 years and have been widely enjoyed in this long span of time. One type of hot pot dish in Japan goes by the name “Motsunabe.” It is usually made of beef, pork and offal or internal organs. “Offal” can be kind of an odd food…

3 Best Places to Visit On Your Way Back From Mt. Fuji

The most popular landmark you can find in Japan is Mt. Fuji, which is located in Chubu, an area in the center of Honshu, Japan’s main island. If you happen to finish your Mt. Fuji adventure, you should as well consider visiting these other places on your way back. Oshino Hakkai 日本の絶景、「懐かしい日本の原風景、忍野八海からの富士山」をまとめてみました。#zekkei #絶景 https://t.co/ToEWM5TuSY pic.twitter.com/YD2xfiUEzj…

The Perks of Studying in Japan

Many people nowadays consider the option of studying outside the country. Some believe they can acquire a top quality education that is multicultural in nature once they graduate abroad. Others believe it makes them more competitive. If you’re interested in studying in Japan, for whatever reason, you might as well consider these advantages. Cheaper Tuition…

Arashi: The Number One Japanese Idol Group who will Melt your Heart

Who is Arashi? Arashi (嵐) literally means “Storm” in Japanese. This is the name of a popular Japanese idol group consisting of five members: Satoshi Ono, Sho Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya and Jun Matsumoto. They are so popular that most of the albums they release are pretty much guaranteed to hit number one on…