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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…

Relive Japan’s Past at These 4 Charming Places in Shinjuku

Numerous skyscrapers, bright neon lights, and bustling streets and train stations are some of the things that best describe Shinjuku. Amidst the busy crowd and modern facade of this lively city, there are still places in Shinjuku that will allow you to go back in time and explore the timeless beauty and charm of old…
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Basic Japanese Vocabulary and Useful Sentences to Ride Japanese Train

Although it is perfectly possible to visit and survive in Japan without learning the language, it definitely makes life a lot easier when you know some basic vocabulary. It can build bridges between you and the people you meet, and make requests and actions, which you may take for granted back home where there is…
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Cat Cafe Phenomenon, Chill With your Fluffy Friends

Want to play with cats when you are stressed out by work or school? Want to spend your time with fluffy cuddly playful cats while eating a nice dessert in a cafeteria? Then, visit some cat cafes in Japan! The phenomenon of Cat Cafes is spreading throughout the whole world. There are so many cat…
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3 Things to Do at Shimbashi, Tokyo’s Salarymen Capital

We have heard a lot of things about Tokyo – it is an expensive city, the best place to shop for gadgets, has the best ramen in the world, and so on. It is the hub of Japan’s economy, and as such, lives up to its reputation of providing most of the best accommodation, job…
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5 Japanese Beauty Products for Makeup Lovers!

Ladies, I am pretty sure you have heard about how great Japanese makeup products are. You have always wanted to buy some, and in the end you find yourself standing at the makeup department of a drugstore completely mesmerized with colorful and shiny beauty products. “Which one should I pick?”, “They all look so cute…

5 Japanese Things That the Visitors Find Amazing

Aside from ancient castles, breathtaking views and rich culture, there is more to Japan’s amazingness than the tourists spot. Check out the below quirks that you can only find in Japan and that seem to blow first-time travelers’ minds away. 1. Washlets jp.fotolia.com/ There are two types of toilets in Japan. The squat type and…