Osaka

Tips to Help You Navigate the Osaka Subway and Use its Train Passes

The largest city in Kansai, Osaka has been likened to Tokyo in terms of the population and infrastructure. Especially in central Osaka, the number of people cramming into public transport system could cause a headache for those not familiar with the train routes. JR Train Passes   japan-railpass.co.uk/ Foreigners on a temporary visa are eligible…

A Quick Introduction to Understanding the Riddles of Kabuki

Kabuki is one of the famous well-known aspects of Japanese culture, yet for many non-Japanese, Kabuki remains a mystery. The exaggerated movements and oddly done make-up are more baffling than the archaic Japanese that the actors are using. Now, some Kabuki theaters offer English translations for its foreign fans, but the language is only half…

Meet Gakutensoku and the Birth of the Robot Craze in Japan!

Japan is the land of robots where you are likely to see a variety making sushi, vacuuming, serving tea, greeting guests and even serving as receptionists in some hotels. However, have you ever wondered where it all began? If so, this article will provide a brief introduction to the very first robot in Japan, Gakutensoku,…