8 Tokyo Bay Tour Spots Presented by Experts!

8 Tokyo Bay Tour Spots Presented by Experts!

Tokyo Bay isn’t all shopping, restaurants and boat cruises. If you’re looking for something a little different to see an do in Tokyo, check out some of the other wonderful attractions Tokyo Bay has to offer. Here are just a few Tokyo Bay recommendations.[Continue Reading…]

8 Best Japan Shrines You Must Visit!

8 Best Japan Shrines You Must Visit!

Japan is the home of Shinto which is the indigenous Japanese faith. People come to Japanese shrines to learn about Shinto, “the way of the gods or “kami” and Buddhism. The Kami come by way of wind, rain, trees, fertility and all forms coming from nature. [Continue Reading…]

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido in Japan!

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido!

Hokkaido, literally “Northern Sea Circuit” also known as Ezo, Yeso, or Yesso is Japan’s 2nd largest island. Between Hokkaido and Honshu is the Tsugaru Strait. Tourists flock here for the best seafood, dairy products and different kinds of adventures. Here are 8 amazing tour spots in the island of Hokkaido.[Continue Reading…]

8 Attractive Points about Yakushima Island!

8 Attractive Points about Yakushima Island!

Yakushima Island is a member of the Ōsumi island chain, approximately 60km off the southern tip of Kyushu. Yakushima is well-loved by hikers and naturalists for its beautiful cedar forests, mountain trails and unique wildlife. Easily reached by air from Kagoshima, Fukuoka or Osaka, or [Continue Reading…]

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

Speak Dialect in Japanese! 10 funny-phrases in Okinawa

The Kanto region language that foreigners learn is ‘standard’ Japanese, but every region of Japan has its own local dialect (ben), and that is what this short series of articles is about. Okinawa-ben is [Continue Reading…]

7 Useful Tips about Japan Typhoon!

7 Useful Tips about Japan Typhoon!

In 1274, Kubla Khan’s Mongol army landed at Hakata Bay in Kyushu, only to be defeated by the Samurai. Seven years later, Khan tried again bringing a force of 140,00 warriors but a powerful typhoon, the kamikaze (divine wind) of legend, thwarted him. This marked the end of the Mongol empire, but [Continue Reading…]