reading

Visit This Unique Accommodation in Tokyo With Books, Tea, and Cozy Beds!

Do you love tea, books, and traveling? How about getting cozy on a bed while reading your favorite book plus a cup of herb tea to help you relax after a long day visiting nice places around Tokyo? There is a place in Tokyo where you can enjoy this amazing and unique kind of accommodation!…

3 Great Reading Practice Materials for Intermediate Japanese Learners

When learning Japanese, it is crucial that you keep using what you’ve learned all the time, else you will oftentimes find yourself forgetting things. One of the best ways to relax and also practice Japanese is to read, whether it be a book, manga, or the news. However, as an intermediate student, it can be…

Relax and Unwind at These 4 Top Cafes In Tokyo For Book Lovers!

How else can you best enjoy reading a good book than with a great cup of coffee? Well, at least for coffee lovers, reading whilst drinking this bitter-sweet beverage is enough to start any day and the perfect way to spend their free time. Coffee and books are a winning combination for many! In Tokyo,…

How Many of These 4 Great and Insightful Books Set in Japan Have You Read?

Finding the right book can often be a difficult task as you trawl through various shelves at the bookstore or library searching for that one collection of pages that interest you. Furthermore, if you’re looking for a book particularly set in Japan, your options can oftentimes be a little more limited, sometimes with just a…

Edutainment – 4 Fun Ways to Practice the Japanese Language

After deciding to study Japanese it doesn’t take long to realize that it takes a lot of determination and dedication to progress with it. There are many different methods and platforms for those looking to learn Japanese and spice it up with a bit of entertainment to keep you going! Luckily there are several fun…

Learn How to Read Japanese the Fun Way With Buzzfeed Japan!

When you are learning a new language, textbooks and test materials can get dull at some point. It is best to keep your study material fresh and interesting! I mean, how many times can you read an example of a garbage calendar in order to practice for the JLPT test, or read a passage about…

Meet 3 of Japan’s Most Celebrated Contemporary Writers

Japanese literature is indeed prolific in literary traditions spanning two millennia of writing. Some of Japan’s post-world war writers are Nobel Prize laureates for literature, i.e. Yasunari Kawabata (1968) and Kenzaburo Oe (1994).   lamesilladenoche.blogspot.com/ One of the most celebrated female novelists in Japan is Lady Murasaki, author of the most important literary treasures of…

Reading Manga vs Watching Anime – Which is Better?

Some may say either is fine… But let’s face it. It’s so rare for us to read the manga and watch its anime adaptation at the same time. Unless the story is that interesting, and you’d like to get the nitty-gritty of the full storyline, choosing one way over the other is more convenient and…

3 Japanese Writers you should know

If you do not have a chance to visit Japan often, there is another way of indulging into the culture, if you are not that much into manga and anime. Postwar literature is the best way to meet real Japan, without stereotypes like samurais, schoolgirls, or anime. There are plenty of Japanese authors, whose work…