Let’s Speak Japanese Dialect! 10 funny phrases in Osaka!

Let's Speak Japanese Dialect! 10 funny phrases in Osaka

The Kanto region language that foreigners learn is ‘standard’ Japanese, but it won’t surprise you to learn that every region of Japan has its own local dialect (ben). This time, I’ll introduce something of the Osaka dialect, known for unique phraseology, divergent grammar, and rhythmic enunciation.[Continue Reading…]

8 Natural Ways to ask Japanese Girls on a Date in Disneyland

8 Natural Ways to ask Japanese Girls on date in Disneyland

If you don’t mind the weekend crowds and the long queues for popular rides, or even the over-priced, bland, pre-frozen fast food, Disneyland Japan can be a good place to take a Japanese girl on a date. IF you know how to ask her out! But how can a foreign man succeed at this and still seem natural?[Continue Reading…]

8 Useful Tips for Exploring Shinjuku!

8 Useful Tips for Exploring Shinjuku!

Shinjuku is one of the most densely populated areas of Tokyo, offering an essential panoramic snapshot of Japanese urban society for all travelers to explore. My 8 tips are more landmarks on a broad arc that I’ll describe, so please print off a Google street map of the area to refer to. [Continue Reading…]

8 Tips for Amazing Shopping at Daiso in Japan!

8 Tips for Amazing Shopping at Daiso in Japan!

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With around 2,800 stores in Japan and more than 1,500 outlets in more than 20 countries worldwide, Daiso is likely to be a name many readers are already familiar with. Founded in 1977 as a hyakuen (¥100) store, Daiso Japan has risen to be something of a high street institution here, [Continue Reading…]

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Asakusa in Tokyo!

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Asakusa in Tokyo!

Pick up any Tokyo guide book and you’ll find Asakusa features prominently as a must-see location, and with very good reason, for it’s been at the heart of Tokyo history and culture since the Edo period. If your hotel isn’t actually in the Asakusa area, the easiest route is[Continue Reading…]

7 Useful Tips NOT to Be Lost at Shinjuku Station!

7 Useful Tips NOT to Be Lost at Shinjuku Station!

Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station, with hundreds of exits, dozens of platforms, and 3.6 million passengers going every which way daily, has been ranked as the world’s busiest station. No wonder foreign visitors get so easily lost or disoriented, because even we Japanese who regularly use the station can find it confusing. However,[Continue Reading…]