Dec
11
2014
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Cat Lovers: Don’t Miss These Cat Places in Japan!

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It’s not a secret that I’m a huge cat lover. Are you one, too? There are many awesome cat places in Japan I want to introduce to you today. You absolutely can’t miss them if you’re visiting Japan! You might have heard about Maneki Neko, Cat Cafés …. and maybe even Cat Island?! In this […]

Cat Places in Japan
Dec
6
2014
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The 4 Outermost Spots of Japan

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As you hopefully know, Japan is an island, which means there’s edges and spots that mark the end of the land … if you’re not careful you’ll drown. ;) Of course this means that you cannot walk to another country, you’ll have to either take a ship or an airplane … or for the brave […]

The Outermost Spots of Japan
Dec
3
2014
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A Quick Guide: Gift Giving in Japan – Dos and Don’ts

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With a rich culture, history and several ancient legends, there are plenty of superstitions to be aware of when giving gifts in Japan. Whether you need to send gifts to Japan to thank a host or want to send a gift basket to a business partner, there are things you need to know. Numbers, colors […]

Gift Giving in Japan
Nov
29
2014
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Hokkaido in Summer – 2 Week Itinerary

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It’s surely been a long time since I last posted something. So, first of all, I want to apologize. You know that I’ve been travelling a LOT these past few months, so now I can show you lots of new places and photos! Let’s start with my summer vacation 2014 which I spent in Hokkaido […]

Hokkaido in Summer
Aug
2
2014
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Busy Japan Travel Time Ahead

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Today, I’m just writing to let you know that there won’t be regular blog posts for a while. I’ll be busy travelling around Japan a lot in the next few months. And I’ll be back with (hopefully) a lot of breathtaking photos, useful information and new places I can introduce to all of you. I’ll […]

Busy Japan Travel Time
Jul
27
2014
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Pink Paradise: Shibazakura at Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu

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Finally I get to post about my Golden Week Vacation 2013 (late April to early May) in greater detail. You can see a review of the whole trip here. I decided to start with one of my highlights which was the “shibazakura” at Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture. And I’m sure after reading this […]

Shibazakura at Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu
Jul
19
2014
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Dating in Japan as an American Woman

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Things I wish I had known before I moved to Tokyo Anyone who has spent time in Japan can tell you that, of the interracial couples you find on the street, a disproportionately large number of them are non-Asian men dating Japanese women. I don’t want to hate any of these men (or women), I’m […]

Dating in Japan as an American Woman
Jul
13
2014
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19 Awesome Day Trips From Tokyo

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I know that Tokyo is a very exciting place, especially for first-time visitors, but I cannot emphasize it often enough: It’s important to get out and see other parts of Japan as well. If you cannot afford going all the way to Kyoto, Hiroshima or Fukuoka, then at least plan a few day trips from […]

Day Trips From Tokyo
Jul
6
2014
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A Spring Festival at Yamato Koriyama Castle in Nara

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Nara is known for its park with wild deer and the great Buddha statue of Todaiji Temple. There are, however, quite a few other nice sights to check out while there. One of them is Yamato Koriyama Castle which I want to introduce today. Visited: April 1st 2013 Access to Koriyama Castle Koriyama Castle (郡山城) […]

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