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October 16, 2014

Singing Solo: Trying Hitokara at 1Kara

For when you just can’t get enough karaoke.

October 9, 2014

Flavors of Fall: The Autumn Desserts of Japan

What’s your favourite fall dessert?

October 2, 2014

Yamate Ramen: Six Hundred Million Euglena Can’t Be Wrong

Need some more Euglena in your diet?

September 17, 2014

10 Essential Items To Start Living In Japan

The ¥100 store will be your best friend when you first start living in Japan.

September 13, 2014

The Moors of Oze, a Japanese National Park

Oze is Japan’s largest highland marsh, and is famous as an area rich in rare and precious plants and animals.

August 30, 2014

Summer Sky: The Four Types of Japanese Fireworks

It’s getting close to the end of fireworks season but there’s a few more festivals left.

August 24, 2014

Yelo Shaved Ice: Tokyo’s Sweetest Nightspot

In this bar, you can eat the yellow snow.

August 5, 2014

Mosaic Lamps and Endless Food at Zakuro

Whether you go for the food, shopping or the entertainment, you are sure to leave Zakuro with a full stomach and a strong impression.

July 27, 2014

Sado: Island of Gold and the Crested Ibis

Sado is an island of sprawling rice fields, uncrowded beaches, and sightseeing spots that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. From the gold mines to the ibis conservation center, Sado offers experiences unlike any others in Japan.

July 14, 2014

Shimizuyu Onsen: Bathing with Strangers

Drinking diluted apple vinegar, stretching out my feet on the foot massage tiles, enjoying the cool night breeze on a reclining chair. The Shimizuyu Onsen is definitely a place I will return to.

July 11, 2014

The Unexpected Fees to Expect in Japan

Japan is the land of the rising fee! Everywhere you look you will be faced with open and hidden fees.

July 6, 2014

Experiencing Natsu no Shun, Japan’s Summer Foods

Summer in Japan is a great time to sample the many 夏の旬 (natsu no shun, summer seasonal) foods!

July 4, 2014

Trying Vinegar-topped Ice-cream at Osuya

Osuya, which means “the vinegar shop” in Japanese, sells various flavors of dessert vinegar and also has a small restaurant that serves vinegar-based drinks, food, and sweets.

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