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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apr
28
2015

Golden Week in Japan And Why You Should Avoid It

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Golden Week in Japan before. Today I want to explain what exactly it means and why you should avoid it – if you can.   What exactly is Golden Week? Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク) refers to a rare accumulation of Japanese national holidays. While students get a lot of school […]

Apr
25
2015

How To Do a Maiko Dress-Up in Kyoto

Kyoto has so many beautiful sights to offer, but there’s something you definitely should try when in Kyoto. It might be expensive, but trust me it’s totally worth it. I’m talking about doing a Maiko dress-up in Kyoto. Maiko dress-up in Kyoto. That’s me in a light blue kimono. (Studio Shiki) What is a Maiko? […]

Apr
22
2015

Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu

Besides cherry blossoms and shibazakura, Japan has some beautiful wisteria in spring. But you need to know where to find the best spots to enjoy them to the fullest. One of the most beautiful wisteria viewing spots is without a doubt the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu. Visited: May 4th 2014 Kawachi Fuji Garden’s colorful […]

Apr
17
2015

Fuji Shibazakura Festival Lets You Enter A Pink Dream World

Are you ready to enter paradise? Don’t worry, it’s easier than you probably think. Paradise is located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. I’m talking about the yearly Fuji Shibazakura Festival! Trust me, once you’ve seen some photos, you definitely don’t want to miss this!   What exactly is the Fuji Shibazakura Festival? The Fuji Shibazakura Festival […]

Apr
14
2015

Harajuku Fashion and Overseas Parcel Service

Are you interested in Japanese fashion, especially Harajuku fashion? Do you love Japanese items, but have a hard time getting your hands on them? Then you should better read on! Today I want to introduce a friend of mine. Anji is an adorable fellow German who lives in Tokyo with her Japanese hubby. So, without […]

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