Mar
5
2015

Shiraoi Ainu Museum: Following the Traces of the Ainu in Hokkaido

There are a lot of reasons why you should visit Hokkaido. One of them is to learn more about the Ainu. If you’re interested in Ainu culture, you should definitely check out one of the Ainu museums in Hokkaido. Today I want to introduce the Ainu Museum of Shiraoi which is considered one of the […]

Feb
18
2015

About Leaving or Staying in Japan

It’s probably safe to assume that if you’re reading this, you’re interested in Japan. Maybe you even love this country of the rising sun. So, now you wonder how would anyone who managed to come and live here want to ever leave again? Well, I’m sure that anyone who has lived in Japan for a […]

Feb
10
2015

Exploring Snowy Sapporo

Sapporo is the capital of Japan’s biggest prefecture, Hokkaido. You might have heard of Sapporo when it comes to winter sport as it gets a lot of snow in winter. So, it’s not surprising that Sapporo is the host of the biggest winter festival in Japan, the Sapporo Yuki Matsuri. But there’s more to explore […]

Feb
7
2015

Dating A Japanese Man – An Insider Guide

Hey guys, my name is Yuta. I’m a Japanese blogger, YouTuber, author, etc. (I do a lot of stuff!) You might be wondering: what is this dude doing here? Well, I recently wrote a book called “There’s Something I Want to Tell You: True Stories of Mixed Dating in Japan“. Jasmine’s blog “Zooming Japan” has […]

Feb
4
2015

Otaru: A lovely Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido

Otaru in winter offers romantic snow landscape views. It’s not far away from popular Sapporo in Hokkaido. Today I want to take a stroll together with you through the Winter Wonderland Otaru. Enjoy!~ Visited: February 10th 2014 Otaru (小樽) is a small city not too far from the well-known Sapporo, both located in Hokkaido Prefecture […]

Jan
30
2015

Top Japanese Skin Care Products

You probably already know that Japanese women – or Asian women in general – are really into make-up and skin care. And if you’ve ever been to a drug store in Japan you might have noticed the huge variety of awesome Japanese skin care products and make-up items that are available. But it might be […]

Jan
27
2015

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival

If you happen to be in Hokkaido in February, there are several snow festivals you should check out. One of them is the famous “Otaru Snow Light Path Festival” with lovely illuminations in the snow. Visited: February 10th 2014 In case you’re visiting the most famous snow festival in Japan, the “Sapporo Yuki Matsuri“, you […]

Jan
23
2015

But I AM speaking Japanese!

You can speak basic Japanese. You know a few words. Japanese people compliment you after a mere “arigatou”. But what happens when you actually speak Japanese (pretty much) fluently? Will the compliments stop? Will people think you’re the most awesome person ever? Will you finally be able to communicate with Japanese people properly? Uh, maybe […]

Jan
14
2015

Impressive Snow Sculptures at the Sapporo Winter Festival

Hokkaido is a popular destination in winter, mostly for people who love winter sports. However, there’s also something else you should definitely check out: Winter Festivals! The biggest and most famous one is the annual Sapporo Winter Festival (さっぽろ雪まつり) which I’ll introduce today. Visited: February 9-11 2014 When is the Yuki Matsuri? The Sapporo Winter […]

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