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Forget about Sushi and Udon!–Best Japanese local dishes from 10 regions.

Having a number of best foods in the world, Japan also has some local cuisines from some regions the should not be missed. Japan is not only popular with its sushi or ramen. There are various foods that you might have never heard of before. What are these kinds of dishes that only exist in…

Why you absolutely have to visit Kyoto at least once in your life

Kyoto is considered to be the most beautiful city in Japan. Many historical and cultural things have been preserved and alive in this city. This city has become a favourite place for many visitors coming to Japan. It gives them a particular memory that always stays, even when they leave Kyoto. History and traditions This…

6 Positive Changes Living in Japan Will Bring

A country must have its good and bad sides. Living in a developed country doesn’t guarantee that everything will be better. Same with Japan, this country has both positive and negative when compared to the other countries. Some difficulties and challenges like language barrier and culture differences may be encountered when you live in Japan.…

Love Hot Springs? Visit These 3 Secret “Onsen Villages” Near Tokyo!

A hot spring, or “onsen” in Japanese, is a place that culturally and naturally has been one of the most significant parts in Japanese life. In Japan, now onsen became one of tourists destination to experience local wisdom. There are thousands of onsens spread all over Japan. Tokyo is one of the area that has…

3 best green places to escape to from the busy Tokyo

Tokyo will never stop to fascinate us! Not only by the glimpse of metro city, the amusing Disneyland, beautiful rainbow bridge and Asakusa temple, but also by many other things that not many people know of. Tokyo also has many green landscapes from city parks, Japanese gardens to the countless forest parks. These are some…

Why Do the Japanese Have the Longest Life Expectancy?

Japan is a country with a recently ageing problem. It is true that the number of elder people is large and it lacks young people. But have you ever wondered why people in Japan are healthy and have a longer life? Personally, I, who have been living here for more than 1 year, assume that…

Understanding the Japanese Working Culture and Environment

Most people know that Japanese working culture is hard in terms of amount of working hours and attention required to details. If you want to get a job in Japan or work in a Japanese company in your country, make sure that you understand the culture and environment beforehand. 1. Long working hours jp.fotolia.com/ The…

5 Most Beautiful Castles in Japan

In Japan, castles were fortresses made from woods and stones. It was built to guard some important sites such as river crossings and ports. There are some castles in Japan that still original or very little altered. Some of them are considered as national treasures. Below some castles in Japan that are well known for…

Bicycles in Japan, the essentials

Japan is a country where a lot of people use bicycles to go around. Although Japan has a good public transportation system like subways and buses, most people prefer to bike from one place to another if the distance is not too far for them. Besides saving the cost for transportation, cycling in Japan is…

The Most Scenic Spots Around Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. Many people who visit Tokyo, like to take their time to go to mount Fuji. There are many tour packages that provide a tour to mount Fuji too. When you are going to mount Fuji, normally you will also visit some scenic areas and spend some time…