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Takaragawa Onsen: The Luxury of Bathing and of Nature's Canvass

Takaragawa Onsen is one of the highest recommended hot springs in Gunma Prefecture. Enveloped by nature, the onsen makes a picturesque and relaxing scene. They also offer a unique mixed gender bath ex...

Travel onsen (hot springs) / sento (public baths) Kanto nature / outdoors autumn

Locating the Land of The Rising Sun: Crash Course on Japan’s Map

Maps are an essential item when travelling in another country or just going about your day. Understanding the layout of Japan geographically will help plan out the best trip or figure out where you mi...

Other transportation

Things to Consider when Buying Second-Hand or Used Cars in Japan

As good as public transport is in Japan, you may find owning a vehicle more convenient and travel efficient depending on where you stay and your travel needs. New cars are expensive so consider second...

Life transportation

Headhunting for Talent in Japan

There is a growing trend in Japan where recruitment agencies, or ‘headhunters’, supply the workforce demand of employers. Take a look at how headhunters play a crucial role in Japan's ...

Work job hunting changing jobs

Health First and Foremost: Japan’s School Lunch Program

Japan’s school lunch programs where students are involved in preparation, serving classmates, and cleaning up together have been a hot topic in social media for several years. In this article, w...

Culture food and drink

Touring Kanagawa’s Neighbour: Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka is most known for Japan’s National Treasure and World Heritage, Mt. Fuji. But there’s so much more to explore in the prefecture. Other Shizuoka attractions include Shimizu Port, A...

Travel temples / shrines Kanto Chubu nature / outdoors History and Religion

Weekend Escape to Ueno, Tokyo

Ueno is a well-known area in Tokyo for its many attractions. There’s springtime cherry blossoms in Ueno Park, popular dating spot Ueno Zoo, museums for those with fine taste, eateries, shopping ...

Travel nature / outdoors Kanto

Tohoku Region: the Wonders of Nature

Tohoku Region lies north of Japan’s main island. Tourism is the Tohoku area’s bread and butter thanks to its wondrous natural beauty. Sightseeing cruises, skiing adventures, observatories,...

Travel winter Tohoku nature / outdoors autumn

Konbini, Japanese Convenience Stores

Konbinis, or convenience stores, in Japan offer a multitude of services; food, post, bill payment, ticket purchase, printing, etc. Not just for convenience, Konbinis may well be a necessity in the liv...

Culture food and drink

Uji Matcha: Treating yourself to the best

Matcha (抹茶), an essential component of Japanese traditional tea ceremonies, is deeply rooted in Japanese culture. Uji Matcha, a high-grade Matcha, is the most known of its kind, named Uji after the ar...

Culture Kansai tradition / crafts food and drink

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