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Cheap but Good Quality Food? Here Are 6 Affordable Ways to Eat in Japan

Japan is known for having expensive food in the market. This is probably one of the most common complaints of foreign people visiting the country. Contrary to this, there is actually a wide selection of cheap food having good quality. Like anywhere in the world, if you eat like a local, there’s no need to…

Traveling to Japan for the First Time? Check These 6 Guidelines Out!

Japan is a country with a unique culture and heritage. First-time travelers might not know what to prepare to survive in the Land of the Rising Sun. So here are some guidelines for those who are traveling to Japan for the first time in their lives. 1. Preparation Japan is a pretty modern country and…

Top 3 Places to Go for Free Wifi in Japan!

Japan is a very technologically advanced country, and as such there are many places you can use wifi for free. Osaka and some other bigs cities have free Wifi hotspots, but the connection is generally pretty weak and spotty in my experience, and they often only allow you to use the wifi for short durations…

Family Mart Encourages You to Grow Your Own Salad With These Convenient Kits!

With the rising number of body conscious individuals present in this generation, many people are trying harder to eat more greens. The easiest and perhaps the tastiest way of eating vegetables comes in the form of salads and a variety of shops serving them have been popping up here and there in Japan. Our one…

A Brief Guide on How to Purchase Games Online with No Credit Card in Japan

If you’re living or traveling through Japan, you’ve probably noticed that the country is largely cash-based. Not many people use or even own credit cards. So, knowing how to pay for certain things using cash can be really helpful. This article will help share information on how you are able to pay for video games…

A Guide to Tasty Halal Treats and Snacks in Japanese Convenience Stores

Followers of the Islamic faith are prohibited from eating certain foods such as pork and cannot consume alcohol or tobacco. Although it is easy to avoid drugs and beer, it isn’t always as simple to distinguish what contains pork or other foods which Muslims consider to be forbidden for them to consume. This can be…

Oden ー The Quintessential Japanese Autumn Dish!

There are many types of autumn foods to try in Japan ranging from fish and meat to fresh veggies, but one of the most tantalising and popular dishes is definitely ‘oden’. A variety of simmered and boiled foods, oden is available everywhere from convenience stores to restaurants or even instant options from the supermarket. If…

4 Essential Tips to Help You Prepare For Japanese Winter

Winter is coming, are you ready? You should be. It’s extremely cold weather, though humid in some places, and at least in most of Kyushu, no snow to play with. Prepping for it is a little different than you may be accustomed to, but these few tips may save your heating bill, or at the…

5 Indispensable Services Offered by Japanese Convenience Stores

Everyone that has been to Japan and entered a convenience store must have noticed that in addition to the items you can purchase, there are a few services that are most indispensable to everyday life. In this article, I will focus on 5 of the most interesting of them that I found while living in…