Online Shopping in Japan (by JLPT Level)
JLPT surely stands for 'Just Let People Trade' right? Joking aside, we're bringing you a list of five of the best Japanese shopping websites, ranked by the level of Japanese (according to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) needed to access them.
Matsushima: The Shining Jewel of Miyagi
We're proud to present a guide to Matsushima, one of Japan's three most beautiful views, brought to you by our friends at Spoon & Tamago.
5 of the Best SIM-Only Contracts in Japan
Our guide to the cheapest options for getting a phone contract in Japan.
Japan's Top 5 Roadside Service Stops
If you're planning a road trip in Japan, you may just want to stop by one of these rest areas for a soak in a hot spring, locally sourced fruits and vegetables and scenic views.
Beating the Heat at Summer Comiket
With temperatures skyrocketing, cosplayers have tapped into their creativity to create a splash of cool.
15 Popular Shops in Shibuya
Shibuya, Tokyo's center of youth culture, is a hot place to shop for fashion—and just about anything else! Here are 15 recommendations you have to hit while in 'Shibs'!
Niseko: A Winter & Summer Sport Wonderland
Looking for an extreme sport paradise any time of the year? Then you've got to get out to Niseko!
Okinawa Accommodations for Every Budget
Paradise vacations don't always mean empty bank accounts. In Okinawa, there are many ways to enjoy an island idyll without having to pay off a scary credit card bill down the road. This list will show you how to save or splurge as per your desire!
5 Cheap Options to Visit Okinawa From Kansai
Save some cash and discover cheap flight options for a beach getaway from Kansai to Okinawa with these tips.
Top 5 Theme Parks in Kansai
Check out some of the best theme parks the Kansai region has to offer.
5 Things to Expect During a Teaching Interview
With the increasing demand for Japanese people to speak English fluently, there's also the need for English teachers to help them achieve this goal. But if you think simply being a native speaker is all it takes to get a teaching job, think again.
All You Need To Know About Sanrio Puroland
Does your heart flutter every time you see Cinnamoroll's fluffy ears pop up in a shop? Is Gudetama your idol and inspiration? Did you grow up surrounded by Hello Kitty merchandise? Then you simply cannot miss the Sanrio Puroland indoor park!
Luxurious Cat Café Opens Its Doors in Nagoya
Cat café chain Mocha brings ample ambiance to a new city with the opening of its newest location.
Surprise: Tokyo Cheaper than Most Major Cities
20 years of economic stagnation has had an incredible effect that few people have realized: thanks to inflation everywhere else, Tokyo is now actually cheaper than most major cities in the rest of the industrialized world!
How to Get Around Naha by Yui Rail
Okinawa was the only prefecture in Japan without a railway until 2003. But now the adorable Yui Rail line runs from Naha Airport to Shuri Castle, offering a convenient transportation option for travelers.
The Perks of Joining a Volunteer English Camp
Perhaps teaching English in Japan has crossed your mind as a way to stay in Japan longer than a vacation. But as teaching jobs that offer visa support typically bind you to a year-long contract, why not first experience being teacher for a day or two?
Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai
A guide to the top luxury shopping options in Kansai.
5 Adrenaline-Junkie Adventures in & Near Tokyo
Tokyo has been called a haven for shopping, food tourism, technology and cultural sightseeing. But not many know that within Tokyo and near the perimeter of the prefecture, adrenaline-pumping adventures await.
Flat Bike Tire? Pump Up at a Police Station
If your bicycle tires are in need of some air, try stopping by a police station for assistance.
Head & Torso Mounted on Japan's Newest Gundam
The Unicorn Gundam looks out over Tokyo from nearly 20 meters above the ground.