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Learning About the Japanese Lifestyle Through Anime

Anime, as we all know, plays an important role in the lives of Japanese. When you say the word “anime,” the first word that comes to mind is “Japan/Japanese.” But first of all, let’s start with the basics – what is anime and how does it differ from regular cartoons? What is anime? jp.fotolia.com/ Anime…

Love Manga? Here Are 4 Manga Museums in Japan That You Should Check Out

Many travelers include museums in their trips as they are the perfect places for purposeful leisure. For people traveling to Japan who are interested in Japanese comics or manga, there are also several manga museums across the country that you can visit. In addition to finding current manga anywhere around Japan, these museums take you…

The Secluded Onsen With 350+ Years of History That Loves Foreign Guests

Bathing in an onsen or a Japanese hot spring is one of those experiences you should not miss when visiting Japan. Of the many famous onsen in Japan, Honke Bankyu is one that continues to capture the interest of locals and foreigners alike because of its long and traditional history, being operating since 1666. Honke…

Kuidaore Taro: Insanely Famous, and Insanely Creepy

Dōtonbori (道頓堀), Osaka (大阪) is home to some of the region’s most famous symbols and landmarks. Most of these landmarks are associated with restaurants, such as Kani Dōraku’s (かに道楽) giant moving crab that hangs above the restaurant door, seemingly waving to customers going inside. この投稿をInstagramで見る Yasutaka Asakura(@asakuraskate)がシェアした投稿 – 2019年 7月月12日午後8時51分PDT One of Dōtonbori’s, and perhaps…

20 ‘Japanglish’ Words That Can Be Useful To Know and Confusing If You Don’t

Just as how you use the word “anime” as you talk with your friends about Pokemon, or say the word, “sushi” when you come across a Japanese restaurant in your hometown, the Japanese also have their fair share of borrowing words from other languages. As English is an international language, the Japanese throughout the years…

Would you dare to eat these weird Japanese foods?

When it comes to food, Japan always scores high – both in refined dishes and tasty street foods and the so-called B-Gourmet. From the ancestral sushi to the all-popular ramen, Japan is a foodie paradise. However, hidden in the dark, there are some foods, each stranger than each other, that you have probably never experienced.…
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“The Suicide Forest” – How Aokigahara Earned Its Nickname?!

Japan is known as one of the safest places on earth but did you know that a notoriously common site for suicide can also be found? A dense forest known as Aokigahara is a popular tourist destination due to its large number of icy caverns. It lies at the northwest base of Mt. Fuji and…

Instant Cup Noodles By Nissin: Welcome to Japan

Japan is the home for many authentic ramens from the “shoyu” ramen to the “tonkotsu” ramen, passing by the “shio” one. In fact, one of the reasons people visit Japan is thanks to its rich ramen culture and history. As if it was not enough, Japan also has a wide selection of instant noodles. One…

Simple Guide to the Japanese Kimono

Kimono, or literally “the thing to wear” refers to a Japanese traditional outfit. The standard plural of the word kimono in English is “kimonos”, but the unmarked Japanese plural kimono is also sometimes used. A kimono is a t-shaped wrapped garment with long and wide sleeves worn so that the hem falls near to the…