Let’s Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Kyoto!

Let's Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Kyoto!

Apart from the standard Japanese that foreigners learn, every region of Japan has its own unique dialect (ben). However, Kyoto people don’t like their language to be seen as a provincial dialect as it derives from a time when Kyoto was the imperial capital and, therefore, was once the standard. So I will [Continue Reading…]

Let’s Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Kumamoto!

Let's Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Kumamoto!

Kumamoto Japanese dialect is spoken in areas of the Kumamoto prefecture in western Kyushu. To a foreigner just learning or in the intermediate course of learning the standard Japanese language, the Kumamoto Japanese dialect may seem strange and rather funny but once you learn some cute and funny words and phrases[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 Recommended Aquariums You Should Visit in Japan!

8 Recommended Aquariums You Should Visit in Japan!

I love aquariums, I think most Japanese people do. Being an island people with a maritime tradition gives us a close affinity for the sea and, of course, the sea provides a large part of our diet. So it’s perhaps not surprising that Japan has a large number of aquaria, among the best in the world, [Continue Reading…]