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May 8, 2018

Guilt-free animal adventures in Japan

Four fantastic locations in Japan where you can get up close and personal with animals in their natural habitat.

May 4, 2018

9 Vacations to Help Rebuild Japan’s Disaster Hit Regions

From historic onsen villages to stunning coastal towns, book a holiday at one of these beautiful destinations and know your money is helping disaster-affected regions get back on their feet.

May 3, 2018

3 Unforgettable Ryokan and Onsen Experiences from Japan Expert Rob Goss

Take an expert’s guided journey into three of the most beautiful and unforgettable experiences you can find at Japan’s inns and hot springs.

May 2, 2018

Vegan in Japan: 3 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Sapporo

Heading to Hokkaido? Check out these three fantastic restaurants for great-tasting vegan fare.

Yukata Workshop in Osaka
May 1, 2018

Experience the Art of Wearing Yukata at this Special Workshop

Learn everything from hair arrangement to how to walk at this workshop held at the stunning Taiko-en gardens in Osaka. Participants will even get to take their yukata home with them!

May 1, 2018

A Quick Guide To Mixed-Gender Bathing In Japan

Learn the art of and where to find one of Japan’s oldest traditions that’s quickly fading away.

Pocket Talk Japan Translator
April 30, 2018

Pocketalk: Your No. 1 Travel Hack for Adventuring in Japan

No Japanese? No Problem.

April 28, 2018

Movin’ Out: Some Quick Tips for Changing Your Residence in Japan

Moving to new digs doesn’t need to be as stressful or as costly as you think. A few simple steps before the big day can ensure everything goes smoothly, whether your moving across town or to another prefecture.

April 27, 2018

Japan’s Top 3 Regional Ramen: Sapporo, Tokyo and Fukuoka

Three iconic cities. Three unique styles of Japanese soul food. We travel to each area and discover what makes miso, shoyu and tonkotsu styles of ramen so distinct.

April 26, 2018

The First 10 Sentences You Should Learn in Japanese

Gaijinpot presents a guide to the first ten sentences for beginner language learners that will make the scaffolding to all your later studies.

April 24, 2018

Is It Coffee or Tea? What You Need to Know About Japan’s New ‘Tea Coffee’ Drink

This new hybrid drink released in Japan last week hints at the fact that we might be missing something in our lives, so we had to find out more.

April 24, 2018

LGBT in Japan: Yes, it Gets Better!

Being queer in Japan hasn’t always been easy, but I want to be one of many voices that says it gets better.

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