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3 Japanese Healthy Foods To Try This Autumn

Devil’s tongue, daikon, and shiitake: what are they, and what are they good for? Read on to learn about three Japanese superfoods you should try this autumn!

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Spring Break in Okinawa

Are you wanting a nice springtime getaway, and looking for a perfect spot? Want to feel like you’ve gotten away but stay within Japan? Okinawa is the place to go!…

Visiting the hairdresser in Japan

Japanese hair salons are supposed to be the best in the world but a visit to a Japanese salon can be daunting especially if you do not know what to…

Faking Food – The sample Foods of Japan

One of the most interesting things about eating in restaurants in Japan is the fake food samples displayed in their windows. The fake food Industry is huge in Japan, catering…

Banking in Japan

Did you just arrive in Japan, or are you looking to open a bank account in Japan? This article covers basic terminology when using the ATM, bank options and other…

Foreigner Friendly Apartments and Share Houses in Japan.

We provide a free matching service between you and the property manager. Our services are designed to help who want to live in Japan.

Affordable Japanese makeup products and brands

Japan’s makeup is all about being gentle on the skin, meaning you will look good without applying harsh chemicals or ingredients. What’s more, you don’t need to burn a hole…

All Things Sakura: Japan’s Sakura Obsession

Japanese love and admire the Japanese cherry blossom, or sakura. What’s with the obsession, and what’s not to miss in the sacred and sweetness of the sakura season? Read on…

What’s That Neighborhood Music? The 5 pm Chime

If you’re new to Japan, you might be surprised at the song that suddenly played across your neighborhood in the afternoon. Soon, you’ll discover that the “5 pm chime” is…

Gotokuji Temple – Calm, Serenity and Cats!

A tranquil temple nestled in the woods with Maneki Neko figurines of all shapes and sizes, Gotokuji is worth a visit for everyone – right from cat lovers to instagrammers…

Onsen Etiquette

Public baths are an important part of Japanese life and culture. As with most aspects of Japanese culture, there are unspoken rules that you must abide by when visiting an…

How to survive in Japan as a vegetarian

Japan with its unique food culture can seem a little daunting to vegetarians because its cuisine leans so heavily towards meat. But Japan does have a wide range of vegetarian…
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