Oct
19
2016

How to use a Working Holiday Visa in Japan the right way

Did you know that Japan offers a Working Holiday Visa to young individuals of a variety of nationalities, allowing them to stay in Japan for a duration of 6-18 months (depending on the nationality) and to accept almost any fully remunerated job to finance their time in Japan? This is a great way to make […]

Oct
15
2016

[My Japanese Life – Ep 01]: Jasmine T. from Germany

Welcome to this new series that I call “My Japanese Life”. As I get so many similar questions concerning visa, work and life in general in Japan, I thought having various people share their experience is probably the best answer. I hope with this series you’ll get a realistic picture of life in Japan and […]

Oct
7
2016

2 Years After Leaving: Life in Germany vs Japan

I know it’s been quite a while since I last posted, but trust me, this blog isn’t dead yet. Actually I’m hitting the 2-year mark since my return from Japan soon. I figured it might be interesting to share my experience and current opinion about life in Germany vs Japan. As some of you might […]

Apr
6
2016

Usagi Cafe Ohisama – Super Kawaii Rabbit Cafe in Tokyo

Are you a cat cafe fan looking for a new animal cafe experience? Your next step should be to visit a rabbit cafe. Located in Shimo-Kitazawa, a hip town in Tokyo with heaps of funky cafes and restaurants, Usagi Cafe Ohisama is a must visit for those into kawaii culture.   What is a Rabbit […]

Apr
1
2016

Mount Yoshino in Nara – One Of Kansai’s Best Sakura Spots

Mount Yoshino is very well known – even outside of Kansai – as one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots. You’ll literally find hills full of cherry blossoms there – and they bloom later than in central Kyoto / Osaka / Nara. Visited: April 15th 2012 Mount Yoshino, also known as Yoshinoyama (吉野山), is […]

Mar
20
2016

9 Spots to Enjoy Autumn Colors in Tokyo

It’s true that I always suggest to get out of Tokyo as well, but what if you’re stuck in Tokyo for some reason? Today I want to show you some breathtaking spots where you can easily enjoy autumn colors in Tokyo! Please note that there are too many spots in Tokyo to introduce them all. […]

Jan
20
2016

Cafe de Miki – Cute Hello Kitty Cafe in Himeji

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans out there, this is definitely interesting for you, so keep reading! I’m sure that some of you have heard of Himeji in Hyogo Prefecture (map). After all it houses one of the most beautiful Japanese castles. It was also shooting location for “The Last Samurai”. It can be easily done […]

Dec
29
2015

How to Find a Japanese Partner Online?

Ever since I started the “Dating in Japan” series people kept asking me about how and where to find a Japanese partner, especially when living outside of Japan. So, I figured I should at least share my personal experience a bit. Regular readers of my blog know that I’ve left Japan about a year ago. […]

Dec
20
2015

Ojipan Cafe in Harajuku: Food Too Cute To Eat

After visiting the adorable Owl Cafe in Harajuku, Ali (Haikugirl) and me were hungry. It was a huge coincidence that we stumbled upon two themed cafes right next to each other in Harajuku’s Takeshita Dori. We decided to check out the Ojipan Cafe: Visited: December 3rd 2015   Welcome to the adorable Ojipan Cafe in […]

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