Not so long ago I took you on a foodie’s tour of Japan’s three major Chinatowns—and after all that delicious food it is time for a new cross-cultural experience right here in Japan. We are heading for the home (away from home) of kimchi, K-pop and cheap cosmetics: Koreatown!
You just moved to Japan. You paid an absorbent amount of key money and other fees, and now you’re ready to move into your empty apartment. Where to get all those things needed to make your place comfy and livable without going broke right off the bat? These secondhand shops in Japan, that’s where! Check out these affordable options for outfitting your new place.
As most of us know, Japan is prone to natural disasters due to its location near several seismic plates that can cause earthquakes as well as tsunamis. Whether it is Kyushu or Tohoku just some time ago, or Kanto and Kobe many years ago, those who come to visit Japan are naturally among those affected by these disasters. But what do you do as a foreign traveler when you are caught in a disaster? And how do you prepare yourself as best as possible?
This might sound like a very strange question for many people, but have you ever fished in the heart of a metropolis, right between all the skyscrapers and business districts?
Originally May 5th was intended to celebrate boys, but in 1948 the day was officially redubbed as Children’s Day.
With a unique technique called “vintage sold by weight” from Paris you can get amazing value on brand clothing and accessories by shopping at a Kilo Shops.
Within Kansai there are numerous options for bus, train and subway lines that will help moving around a lot easier and significantly cheaper!
Staying in Kyoto or Osaka for a few months is great and learning Japanese in Japan sounds amazing.
The koto is one of the most popular Japanese musical instruments and today it has come to represent a significant element of Japan’s traditional past.