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How to Avoid Culture Shock While Living in Japan

Culture shock is an inevitable topic amongst expats in Japan. Inevitable social misinputs and missed social cues can wear anyone down. After the novelty of being surrounded by the Japanese language wears off, some people find themselves socially isolated and functionally limited because of their lack of Japanese ability. Having to go through an awkward…

Getting Over the Language Barrier

Before I left on my two month trip to Japan the #1 question I got from people back home was, “do you speak any Japanese?”. No, unfortunately, I do not. But I wasn’t going to let that stop me from taking an opportunity to work abroad. I tried to prepare by using language learning apps,…

38 Things to Do in Kagurazaka, a District Overflowing with Tradition and Culture, in 2019

Kagurazaka is a small central district of Tokyo that is relatively undiscovered compared to the tourist-packed surrounding areas of Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ueno. With a heavy French influence, the main street through Kagurazaka is brimming with French-inspired cafés, restaurants and shops. However, the history of this area dates back to the Edo period and you…

Check Out These Special Vending Machines in Japan !

We all know that there are many vending machines in Japan, they are really convenient. Usually, we can only find the machine selling drinks or snacks on the street, but Japan always have more than your expect! There are a lot of weird and wacky vending machines, and you can find some of them in…

Visit Madosh! the Avocado Specialty Cafe in Tokyo

If you’re a fan of avocado and can’t get enough of it like myself, I highly recommend Madosh! the avocado specialty cafe. Avocado is a fruit that is extremely high in nutrient value and flavor. It contains a lot of potassium, fiber, antioxidants and healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that are good for your heart’s wellbeing.…

5 Things You Should Know Before You Enter a Restaurant in Japan!

‘Irasshaimase’ is a very common Japanese phrase which means ‘welcome’ or ‘please come in’, and it can often be heard when you step into a restaurant in Japan. Imagine the scenario of the staff greeting you, then leading you to your assigned table. Now, if you are new to Japan, you may ask yourself the…

Visiting Japan Soon? Here are 4 Unique Aspects of the Country to Keep in Mind

For a foreign tourist arriving in Japan, it can be quite a culture shock at first. Western tourists, in particular, may find they must adapt quite a lot to the local lifestyle. Many of the unique customs of Japan are very well known across the world, and no doubt the prepared tourist will know a…

Escape the Japanese City Life and Enjoy Surfing at Onjuku Beach

Onjuku is a sleepy, surfer’s town. It is famed for its history in abalone, for its lobster fishing, breathtaking views, and surfing. The place is everything you need if you’d like to escape the city life. The months of June and July are the perfect time for visiting the beach. Visit the beach to enjoy…