Apr
17
2017

Unraveling the Secrets of Iga Ueno Ninja

Even if you’re not interested in ninja, I still highly recommend checking out Iga Ueno. It’s a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka and there’s more to explore than just the ninja secrets. I was quite impressed and learned so much during my short stay! Ninja are truly impressive. Visited: May 14th 2010 In Japan […]

Apr
14
2017

[My Japanese Life – Ep 03]: Jesse and Kerri from the USA

Here’s another “My Japanese Life” episode. I’m quite sure you’ll find this one interesting as it’s different from the previous stories. Life in Japan can have so many shades, but what is it like living in an American base in Japan? Read on and find out. Today’s “My Japanese Life”: Name: Jesse and Kerri (and […]

Mar
22
2017

You Really Thought You’d Escape From Hay Fever in Japan?

It’s hay fever season in Japan again. Does this concern you? If you’re a tourist, yeah, maybe. If you’ve lived in Japan for a few years and think you’re safe, don’t be too sure!   Be Aware of the Pollen! Always!! These pollen causing hay fever are unique to Japan. So, even if you’ve never […]

Mar
12
2017

8 Reasons Why Japanese Wear Surgical Masks

I’m sure you’ve seen them. I’m sure you’ve heard about them. I have to admit that I was quite shocked when I first came to Japan and saw so many people running around with surgical masks. In Europe (as well as in most other regions of the world), you probably only wear these as a […]

Mar
4
2017

When is the best time to view cherry blossoms in Japan?

Cherry blossom season in Japan is probably the most popular time to visit. However, a lot of people wonder when’s the best time to view cherry blossoms in Japan in full bloom. The answer is both, easy and complicated. You can actually enjoy cherry blossoms in Japan almost all year round! I’m not kidding you! […]

Feb
11
2017

[My Japanese Life – Ep 02]: Anika from Germany

It’s time for another episode of “My Japanese Life”. This series has been brought to life to show you the different kinds of lifestyles, visa types and experiences of foreigners living in Japan. Today’s episode is featuring Anika, a fellow German woman who’s been living in Japan for many years. Today’s “My Japanese Life”: (Nick)name: […]

Feb
3
2017

Do Look Down or You’ll Miss the Cool Designs of Japanese Manhole Covers

If you’ve ever been to Japan, there’s no way you could have missed them. I’m talking about the most beautiful manhole covers in the whole wide world! It’s certainly no exaggeration to claim that Japanese manhole covers are true pieces of art. You’ll easily notice that every single town has their own design. And – […]

Dec
10
2016

Mobile Wi-Fi Rental in Japan

When you’re in Japan, you probably need to look up some tourist information, check timetables or use Google Maps. In order to do so, you need Wi-Fi / internet access. While the free Wi-Fi spots’ situation in Japan has improved quite a bit in recent years, it’s still not good enough.   Why You Need […]

Dec
3
2016

How to Obtain a Driving Permit for Tourists in Japan

Previously I’ve written about driving in Japan and how to obtain or even renew a Japanese driver’s license. But if you’re a tourist in Japan, that information probably isn’t very interesting. If you want to drive as a tourist in Japan, you obviously need some kind of driving permit. It goes without saying that you […]

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