May
28
2015

Funny Cat Expressions and Phrases in Japanese

It’s not a secret. I love cats and I adore the way cats are “implemented” in the Japanese language. Today I want to introduce a few cat expressions and phrases in Japanese that you might want to remember! Don’t worry, they’re not very difficult and even someone with only basic Japanese knowledge should be able […]

Funny Cat Expressions and Phrases in Japanese
May
22
2015

Top 3 Night Views in Japan

Japan loves lists, so it’s not a surprise that you’ll find lists for almost everything. For visitors this is perfect as it saves a lot of work! There are the “Top 3 Views of Japan“, “Top 3 Gardens in Japan” etc. Today, I want to introduce the best night views in Japan according to the […]

Top 3 Night Views in Japan
May
19
2015

Want to Learn Japanese? Here’s how I did it.

People often ask me how I learned Japanese. First of all, let me tell you that there is no fast and easy way to do so. If there are any books or websites that claim that, screw them! You gotta put a lot of effort and time into this. There’s no way around it. If […]

Learn Japanese - How I did it
May
16
2015

Book Giveaway: Japan Journeys Famous Woodblock Prints

Do you like Japanese woodblock prints, also known as ukiyo-e? Then, I want to introduce a book to you that features some of the greatest artworks in the ukiyo-e world. I won’t just review the book, there’s also a giveaway for one of my readers, so read on until the very end! Japan Journeys: Famous […]

Japan Journeys Famous Woodblock Prints
May
13
2015

Ainoshima – Yet Another Cat Island in Japan

You like cats? You know about those fancy cat caf├ęs and you’ve visited Tama already? Well, good for you. But there’s actually a lot more to do and see for cat lovers in Japan. One of my favorite things to do is visiting cat islands. Yes, you got that right. PLURAL, as in more than […]

Ainoshima Cat Island Japan
May
10
2015

Accessible Japan: How to Live and Travel in a Wheelchair?

Today we have a great guest post by Josh of “Accessible Japan” who’ll talk about how accessible and barrier-free Japan really is for wheelchair users: At 6 months of age, I was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy and have used an electric wheelchair since I was 3 years-old. However, there was no way I was […]

Accessible Japan
May
7
2015

Sayonara Nippon! Why I’ve left Japan?!?

Huh? Wait! Jasmine has left Japan? When? Why? What? … … is what you’re probably thinking right now. I’m sorry if this comes as a shock to you. Or maybe it doesn’t? I’ve been living in Japan for seven years although I intended to only stay for one. As you might know I’ve recently had […]

I've left Japan.
May
4
2015

Why Manga Fans Should Visit Kansai

Are you interested in manga? Then you definitely should visit Kansai, especially Kyoto. Why, you ask? Japan is the country of manga, so it doesn’t matter where you go? It’s true that you can find manga pretty much everywhere in Japan in various bookstores, second-hand shops such as Book Off or Mandarake. Then there’s the […]

Why Manga Fans Should Visit Kansai
May
1
2015

Aioi Peron Matsuri – Dragon Boat Racing Festival near Himeji

If you happen to visit the beautiful Himeji Castle towards the end of May, you might want to consider dropping by the Aioi Peron Matsuri as it’s just a few minutes away by train. Visited: May 27th 2012 Access to the Aioi Peron Matsuri The festival takes place at Aioi Bay of Aioi City in […]

Aioi Peron Matsuri
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