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Sakura Hotel Nippori, Yanaka
April 2, 2018

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Nippori

We’ve tapped into the insider information of Sakura Hotel Nippori to bring you ideas that you won’t find in the local guidebooks.

March 30, 2018

Vegan in Japan: 4 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Kamakura

Four seaside vegetarian restaurants in Kanagawa that will make your beach getaway perfect!

Credit Cards in Japan
March 29, 2018

Get it on Credit: Shopping Hard with your Charge Card

Here are some details about the information on your Japanese bank card to help you have a better online shopping experience.

March 28, 2018

All About the Fukuzawas: The Faces on Your Yen

You handle them everyday, but do you know who they are?

Tokyo Fight Club dancer
March 27, 2018

Tokyo Fight Club: A New Friday Night Entertainment Experience

Live fights and ¥300 cocktails at this hybrid restaurant and entertainment venue that’s here to shakedown Tokyo nightlife.

March 26, 2018

This Week in Japan, March 26-April 1, 2018

Here are the best events across Japan for this week.

March 26, 2018

36 Hours in Tottori

How does this tiny prefecture with a population of less than 600,000 make you feel so connected to a culture that isn’t your own? Hope you’re up for the answer and 36 hours of discovery in Tottori.

March 23, 2018

8 of the Coolest Movie Locations You Can Visit in Japan

Live the movies at these famous (and not so… ) Japanese locales depicted on celluloid.

March 22, 2018

Good Morning! This School Ritual Could Be the Key to a Great Day

Schools in Japan have many customs but the first energetic greeting of students in morning can set the tone for your students — and you!

Katakana
March 21, 2018

The Roots: Obscure Origins of Unusual Katakana

Learners may know of “wasei eigo” (English words coined in Japan), but there is another weird subcategory of katakana terms: those whose meaning has been utterly altered from the original form.

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March 20, 2018

Getting a Mobile Phone in Japan: Your FAQs Answered

Welcome to our ultimate guide for foreign residents on setting up a mobile phone in Japan in partnership with Sakura Mobile.

March 19, 2018

This Week In Japan: March 19-25

Every Monday we serve top picks for this week’s events in Japan. To list your event, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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