10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Countryside in Japan

Straw shoes hanging of ceiling in a traditional countryside home

I have said it often: there is more to Japan than big cities and the Golden Route. When planning a first visit to Japan, chances are that most tourists will not consider adding the smaller towns or villages to their itinerary. If your idea of Japan is walking into the cute fashion shops, eating Instagrammable […]

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20 Meaningful and Aesthetic Japanese Words to Know

MEANINGFUL AND AESTHETIC JAPANESE WORDS TO KNOW

I’m not sure when my love for the Japanese language started. Still, I have always loved the language and especially the aesthetic behind the Japanese words.  In most languages, especially in Japanese, you will find words that cannot be translated as they have no direct equivalent. These words often convey feelings or concepts that do […]

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27 Beautiful Japanese Gardens around the world

Japanese garden with red bride, Toulouse - France

Traditional Japanese gardens are built to create a relaxing environment. Just a simple stroll through the tranquil garden makes people feel refreshed.  Expansive lawns, soothing sounds of flowing water, tea pavilions, lanterns and pagodas: the magical beauty of Japanese gardens have inspired the creation of numerous gardens in and outside of Japan. Luckily, you don’t have […]

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40 must-eat japanese food – our picks of the japanese cuisine

Japanese cuisine to try while in Japan

It’s hard to think about Japan without thinking of Japanese food. After all, travel is an opportunity to discover the culture of a destination and the food.  Japanese cuisine is known to feature the best possible ingredients, unique seasoning and flavours. All of these come together to create a colourful and well-designed cuisine. No wonder, […]

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30+ Useful japanese phrases for travellers

Old Japanese characters writing - Evelyn Chai - Pixabay

Planning a trip to Japan for the first time and worried about the “language barrier”? Should you learn Japanese before going to Japan? I did go and you should too. I knew the language and equipped myself with a notebook full of useful Japanese phrases before travelling there for the first time. As a solo […]

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