May
17
2017

Azuchi Castle Ruins: Revolutionizing Japanese Castle Design

Azuchi Castle used to be a luxurious castle changing the Japanese castle architecture forever. Unfortunately it only existed for a very short time. It burned down and now you can only visit the Azuchi Castle ruins. The ruins are quite impressive and give you a good idea about how vast the castle must have been. […]

Azuchi Castle Ruins
May
12
2017

4 Common Problems when Dating Japanese Men

Hi, I’m Nobita, a native Japanese working as a Japanese teacher in Japan. My YouTube channel, “Find Your Love in Japan” is mainly about dating in Japan. I’m making YouTube videos because I noticed a lot of foreigners are very skeptical when it comes to dating in Japan. It makes me sad that some think […]

Apr
27
2017

One of Japan’s Most Sacred Places: Ise Shrine in Mie

Ise Shrine is one of Japan’s most sacred places and thus popular among pilgrims and tourists. It’s no wonder that it has been designated a National Treasure by the Japanese government. If people ask for shrine recommendations, Ise Shrine is usually mentioned. Visited: August 9th 2010 The Ise Grand Shrine also known as Ise Jingu […]

Apr
14
2017

[My Japanese Life – Ep 03]: Jesse and Kerri from the USA

Here’s another “My Japanese Life” episode. I’m quite sure you’ll find this one interesting as it’s different from the previous stories. Life in Japan can have so many shades, but what is it like living in an American base in Japan? Read on and find out. Today’s “My Japanese Life”: Name: Jesse and Kerri (and […]

Mar
22
2017

You Really Thought You’d Escape From Hay Fever in Japan?

It’s hay fever season in Japan again. Does this concern you? If you’re a tourist, yeah, maybe. If you’ve lived in Japan for a few years and think you’re safe, don’t be too sure!   Be Aware of the Pollen! Always!! These pollen causing hay fever are unique to Japan. So, even if you’ve never […]

Mar
12
2017

8 Reasons Why Japanese Wear Surgical Masks

I’m sure you’ve seen them. I’m sure you’ve heard about them. I have to admit that I was quite shocked when I first came to Japan and saw so many people running around with surgical masks. In Europe (as well as in most other regions of the world), you probably only wear these as a […]

Mar
4
2017

When is the best time to view cherry blossoms in Japan?

Cherry blossom season in Japan is probably the most popular time to visit. However, a lot of people wonder when’s the best time to view cherry blossoms in Japan in full bloom. The answer is both, easy and complicated. You can actually enjoy cherry blossoms in Japan almost all year round! I’m not kidding you! […]

Feb
11
2017

[My Japanese Life – Ep 02]: Anika from Germany

It’s time for another episode of “My Japanese Life”. This series has been brought to life to show you the different kinds of lifestyles, visa types and experiences of foreigners living in Japan. Today’s episode is featuring Anika, a fellow German woman who’s been living in Japan for many years. Today’s “My Japanese Life”: (Nick)name: […]

Feb
3
2017

Do Look Down or You’ll Miss the Cool Designs of Japanese Manhole Covers

If you’ve ever been to Japan, there’s no way you could have missed them. I’m talking about the most beautiful manhole covers in the whole wide world! It’s certainly no exaggeration to claim that Japanese manhole covers are true pieces of art. You’ll easily notice that every single town has their own design. And – […]

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