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Vending Machines Evolution in Japan

In Japan,they have the most convenient, strangest and accessible vending machines that is considered highly visible and can be found in the streets everywhere or in schools, offices, companies and gasoline stations. The positive view for japanese people leads to inseparable feeling that vending machines are like robots, and doing chores to satisfy basic human…

Make it shine on a rainy day with Teru-Teru Bozu!

When you were a child, you had outdoor school trips. When you were in high school, you’d go shopping with your friends. If you have a child now, you probably often take him or her outside to play or for a walk. But what did you do when the weather forecast would say it was…

Why Nagoya? Why Not!

When traveling somewhere, people will usually choose the famous touristic cities / places. They will go to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, then Hokkaido when they visit Japan. This is not a surprise as those cities offer various places to visit, as well as beauty, comfort, and shopping. But to give you more information that not really…

The Perks of Travelling to Japan in the Low Season

When I landed in Japan, the autumn was just “knocking on heaven’s door” – so as to say. And now when it is the Sakura-season, the heaven’s door will opened yet again, inviting millions of tourists from around the world to be enchanted by its magnificence. However, to my surprise, the barren Japanese winters exposed…

Enjoy Japanese food on a budget!

Japanese food is famous all over the world. For example: Sushi, Tempura, Udon, curry rice, Yakitori, Okonomiyaki, Tonkastu and etc. There are many restaurants to dine at in Japan. This time I will introduce you the reasonable Japanese fast food restaurants. Do you know what a beef bowl is? If you never tried a beef…

Onsens: a national pastime

Onsens are Japanese hot springs for bathing. Bathing in onsens in Japan apparently started as a Buddhist ritual performed by monks. Onsens still remain extremely popular in Japan, which is remarkable considering it is a culture started some 3000 years ago. Yet, its lasting popularity is easily understandable for anyone who has treated herself to…

Most remarkable modern Japanese fashion styles

Maybe you have heard of Japanese remarkable fashion styles! The first thing that came to your mind were probably Kimono(着物)and Yukata(浴衣)! Or maybe Samurai look?
 Of course, some of it is partially true but not totally. In this article, I’d like to tell you about some of the modern remarkable Japanese fashion styles that might…

Only in Japan: Eggs that taste and smell like citrus

Japanese are well-known for their creativity, and this time, they fascinate us again with their agricultural innovation. A while ago they have invented a heart-shaped watermelon, garlic coca-cola, now, they came up with the eggs that taste and smell like citrus, known as Yuzu Tama (short for Yuzu Tamago or Yuzu Egg). Yuzu Tama was…

Japanese Revolutionary 5 Bentos.

I guess Japanese culture be popular all over the world. And sometime that is mixed. So toward good way. A part of them, in this time I focus on Bento Culture from Japan. Bento has been from Heian Era ( in 794 AC) and bento is said “Tonjiki” Tonjiki Tonjiki is really simple Bento making…

The Prevalence of the Gion Matsuri Tradition

Having always read and watched Japanese related events and traditional rituals from a third world country or a country with poor heritage, a desire to lively witness one has always been an unfulfilled desire until the day I set foot on the Gion Matsuri festival that was actually unbelievably more marvelous than the highest of…