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'Itadakimasu!' Basic Japanese for Dining Out

Japan has an almost overwhelming amount of delicious food to choose from when dining out, but the language barrier can be intimidating. With these helpful phrases for navigating Japanese restaurants deciding what to eat will be the hardest part!

Tokyo Tower Souvenirs to Remember Forever

Remember your trip to Tokyo's landmark red tower with the gift shop that has almost every souvenir imaginable.

10 Onomatopoeia Terms You Need to Know

Whether you're a first-time visitor to Japan, a current resident or simply studying the language, if you want to impress your friends with some Japanese try out these incredibly useful onomatopoeia expressions!

7 Superb Latte Art Spots

Looking for more latte flair than what Starbucks and Doutor have to offer? These Tokyo coffee shops won't let you down!

Walk Through Time at the Edo Open Air Museum

At the Edo Open Air Museum, you can walk through time as you explore over 30 restored buildings with over 300 years of Japanese history.

Bask in the Cuteness Overload of @home cafe

You only live once, so you might as well go to a maid cafe at least once too. At @home cafe, surround yourself with cute maids in cute outfits, serving you cute food in a cute manner. Did we mention it's all so very cute!

Life in Japan: Where to Begin when Moving In

On the hunt for a new apartment? Even without the language barrier, moving in Japan can be pretty tricky. Fortunately, we're here to help!

All About’s Guide to Nara

As Japan’s first permanent capital, Nara is home to a wealth of historical and cultural delights—and deer, lots of deer! Check out our guide to find out how to make the most of your time in this ancient area.

Top 10 Things to Do in Hiroshima

Check out our list for all the inspiration you need to visit this dynamic, cosmopolitan city!

Tokyo Vegan Guide Offers 50 Restaurant Reviews

With reviews of over 50 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, 'Tokyo Vegan Guide' will show you not only how to survive in Japan while keeping to a plant-based diet, but how to thrive on delicious meals and snacks in the city!

How to Sit on a Japanese Cushion

If you live in Japan, there's a good chance you'll eventually have to sit on a Japanese cushion, or 'zabuton.' So how do you do it? There's more to it than just plopping down your bum!

Sleep at Futuristic Luxury Capsule Hotel 9h

Experience both a capsule hotel and an award-winning, futuristic living experience all in 9h.

2019 Ranking of Japan's Rudest Train Behaviors

Every year, commuters participate in an annual survey to determine the most aggravating behaviors observed on trains and at stations. Learn what not to do on Japanese transportation with the 2019 poll results.

Explore the Sumo World at Kokugikan Street

The best place to experience authentic sumo wrestler culture is at Kokugikan Street in Ryogoku. You can learn about sumo wrestling, watch a sumo match, and even eat like a sumo wrestler.

12 Key Phrases for Getting By in Japan

Whether you're visiting for the first time or staying for a while, these simple phrases can help you get around in Japan without getting lost—or lost in translation!

All About Japanese Currency

What’s the largest banknote in Japan? Curious about the coinage and what it’s made of? And who are those people on their bills? All that and more as we break down Japan's currency!

Look Down on the Metropolis from Tokyo Tower

The Tokyo Tower Deck Tour brings you 333 meters up the famous red landmark, showing you 360 degree views from the center of Tokyo.

Shin-Okubo: Korea Town of Tokyo

If you don't have the time or money to take the flight to South Korea, visit Shin-Okubo instead for a mini taste of the best of trending Korean street food, cosmetics, idol goods, and more.

5 Reasons Tipping Isn't Done in Japan

Guidebooks love to say it’s because Japanese people think tipping is rude, but that’s not even close to the whole story!

Top 20 Power Spots in Japan

Japan seems to be overflowing with so-called 'power spots.' Here are 20 of the best, many of them tied to mountain worship, ancient shrines, and the very origins of Japan.

10 Tips for a Stress-Free Trip to Japan

Make the most of your visit to Japan and avoid some serious stress with these tips from a longtime Tokyoite! Find out when to avoid trains, how to find ATMs, when to travel and more.

3 Reasons Why Osaka is the 'Jewel of Kansai'

Also known as the Nation's Kitchen, Osaka is a true gem of a city. Discover the three characteristics that make it a must-see during your visit to Japan.

Reenacting a 30,000-Year-Old Voyage to Japan

Five people reenacted a canoe ride their ancestors likely took from Taiwan to Japan some 30,000 years ago!

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