In this day and age, we are highly dependent on the internet. This is truer when we travel to another country. It enables us to guide ourselves through GPS, to translate things into our own language, find out what events are going on, and much more. Japan has always been notorious for its lack of
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
We at Otashift try to have locals with us when we travel. As such we were guided through Osaka with two local Osakans during two days. Thanks to this, we were able to do things in Osaka, and eat in places which Japan travel guides may not have, and are able to relay the information to you.
In recent years, the isekai (=異世界) genre has become a real phenomenon, with each new anime season boasting at least a couple of them. Although Sword Art Online did not start the genre, it most definitely is the poster child for it, and by far the most popular. In fact, SAO is probably one of the most
Traveling to Japan sits high atop the travel wishes of many worldwide. As evidence for this, Japan welcomed 28.7 million visitors, an increase of 18 million from the previous year. This will only increase with the Tokyo Olympics soon to begin. Japan has managed to make itself a more desirable destination in the past few years
I can’t tell you how many times foreigners asked me the same question over and over “Even though we say Japanese are shy, how could you be naked in hot spring with others in Japan? You guys are so crazy!” To begin, we call hot springs “Onsen (=温泉)” in Japanese. For Japanese, because being naked
Kamakura (=鎌倉) is a popular day’s trip destination because of its proximity from Tokyo. It takes about an hour from most major Tokyo train stations to reach the ancient Japanese capital. In addition, for those who are visiting Japan and are based in Tokyo, visiting Kamakura is a great idea. You get to see a
Those among us who are into Japanese anime, manga, and video games, have at some point heard about Akihabara. Akihabara is the de-facto capital of all those within Tokyo, which makes it the de-facto capital for Japan, and even the world. Akiba (for short), has a long history in electronics and technology, but for the