personal experience

What I Like About Being a Foreign Girl in Japan

I lived in China for over two years, and on my first day in the country (living in a city that was not known for having many Westerners there) a middle-aged woman walked up to me on the street and touched my hair… Welcome to China! Living in a foreign country, especially one where people…

Be a samurai for the day in Kyoto!

If you want the chance to be a samurai for the day and to learn to use a samurai sword you should check out Samurai Kembu! We tried their 3 hour full program with costumes at their Otsu dojo and it was a great day! Author’s photo Getting there was really easy, one of the…

Going to a Movie Theater in Japan

Have you wanted to see a movie in Japan, but were not sure if you might run into some problems? Maybe the ticketing process is different or the movie will be dubbed in Japanese or the theatre etiquette will be different. Read on to find out what an experience in a Japanese movie theater is…