Japanese words

The Most Common Japanese Words You Need to Know From a Native Speaker!

Japan is such a unique country. We have our culture mixing Asian and American tastes. The Japanese language: Nihongo, hase 3 different script components: hiragana, katakana, and kanji, therefore it makes it hard to read. On the other hand, speaking is very simple and most foreigners can pronounce things very easily (then accents become the … Read more

Japanese international airpots: Narita and Haneda

How to Be Strategic About Getting to Tokyo From Narita and Haneda Airports

If you come to Japan, most of you will arrive in either Narita International Airport or Haneda International Airport. These Japanese international airports are in the outer of Tokyo metropolitan region and  chances are you will be confused which transportation method you should use. Here, the most complicated part even for native Japanese is how … Read more

Toyosu fish market In Toyosu Fish Market

Tsukiji is Gone. Here’s How You Must Visit The New Toyosu Fish Market

Eating the best possible sushi probably sits high on the list of foods for most travelers coming to Japan. The Tsukiji fish market (=築地市場) was one of the most popular places to achieve that goal. In October 2018, the world famous Tsukiji fish market moved to an area called Toyosu (=豊洲), which is just next to Odaiba (=お台場). We’ve visited the … Read more

Nozawa onsen

Nozawa Onsen: Ski And Snowboard in The Best Hot Spring Paradise

In early April, we went to ski for the very first time. We gathered up our courage, brought all our excitement, and drove a bit under 4 hours from Tokyo to the town (technically a village) of Nozawa Onsen (sometimes written as nozawaonsen), in Nagano prefecture, north-west of Tokyo. NOZAWA ONSEN Nozawa Onsen is a … Read more

Hajime Isayama

Who’s Hajime Isayama? Here’s Why Attack on Titan Became One of The Best Manga

If you are fan of Japanese anime, you definitely know or have at least heard of Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin, in Japanese). The most suprising aspect about Attack on Titan is that te world famous anime series is based on the works of Hajime Isayama, who is extremely young for the popularity of … Read more

All you need to know about yukata

All You Need to Know About Yukata – The Traditional Japanese Clothing

If you have ever watched Japanese anime involving school life, or love stories, such as ‘Your name’ etc., I’m pretty sure that you have already seen yukata (浴衣). Yukata is Japanese traditional clothing and as a Japanese, I can guarantee you that most Japanese have put on a yukata at least once in their life. … Read more