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Why You Should Make Okinawa Your Winter Getaway?

Before I came to Japan, I had only vaguely heard of Okinawa. In fact, I’d heard of it because it was featured in the first Kill Bill movie. And when I came to live in Japan, I definitely didn’t think I would be in a country which holds tropical beaches and Hawaii-like weather. I assumed…

Looking for an Affordable Way to Travel Across Japan? Try The “Bullet Ferry” Out!

The bullet train is a popular transportation commonly used by people in Japan when traveling to far places. However, it can be quite expensive, especially if you’re traveling halfway across the country. Another option you can choose if you’d like to do this in a more economical way is through a “Bullet Ferry.” Find out…

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…

4 Beaches Near Tokyo You Should Visit in Summer For Sun, Sand, and Sea

Tokyo (東京) is one of the most crowded and busiest cities in Japan. Companies build businesses there, and working people flock from neighboring prefectures to work in the city, making it a “salaryman”, or businessperson metropolis. Due to this, Tokyo’s landscape has been designed to properly cope with its busy nature while holding onto its…

What Is Happening to the Coral Reefs of Okinawa?

Home to Japan’s coral reefs, Okinawa (沖縄), a.k.a. Ryukyu Islands (琉球諸島), is one of the most visited archipelagos in the East China Sea (東シナ海). Famous for its rich marine life, turquoise waters, and tropical climate, Okinawa attracts many tourists from around the world. It is located at the southern end of Japan scattered across approximately…

Amakusa Dolphin Cruise – A Top Attraction for Summer Holidays in Kyushu!

Honestly, I’m not big on dolphins. It was one of those things (like pink and chocolate) that all other little girls I knew growing up seemed to adore, and being the sort of child who didn’t want to be “like everybody else,” I decided quite quickly that I didn’t like dolphins. Actually, I don’t really…

Check out Japan’s Latest Sea Bunny Craze: Adorable or Weird?

When someone says ‘sea slug,’ what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps a weird and unattractive sea creature? Yes, you would technically be correct in that assumption because the very core of why sea slugs have been named accordingly is because they more or less resemble terrestrial slugs. Most sea slugs are…

3 Amazing Sea Resorts in South-Western Japan

Summer is upon us and so is the need to escape the hustle and bustle of the big cities and rush to the sea. As an island country, Japan has thousands of amazing sea resorts and a lifetime will probably not be enough to visit them all. Here is my top 5. If you happen…