A quick guide for planning your own trip vs. other options So you’ve decided to visit the land of the rising sun. You’ve written down a list of the places you want to see, the foods you want to try, and even the activities you want to experience. Now comes the hard part of budgeting for...Read More
When we think about famous flowers of Japan, we often first picture the sakura, or cherry blossom. The delicate sakura bloom along streets and rivers across the country, and signify the start of Spring. But what about the other seasons? Japanese culture is known for its appreciation of all four seasons. When the humidity and rains...Read More
Japanese cities are special because of the way they combine modern, high-tech life with traditional culture and historical buildings. It can feel as though life has become fully urbanized. Like much of the world, young people move out of rural towns to explore the opportunities in large cities. But don’t be fooled – rural life in...Read More
It was a beautiful sunny day when we decided to go to an amusement park. COVID-19 was already taking the world by storm and countries were starting to lock themselves down. Japan is an exemption as business establishments are not on a total lockdown, but the country is still responsible for taking preventive measures. We were...Read More
The beginning of spring marks the start of the new work/school year in Japan. The harbinger of this change of season is the cherry blossom tree. The bloom starts as early as January in southern locations like Okinawa, and as late as May all the way up North in Hokkaido. On the mainland the peak usually...Read More
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