Hello! I’m Charlie, and I’m a freelance writer from the U.K. I love writing about my favorite things: books, beer, photography, video games, and of course my favorite place in the world - Japan.
It’s worth seeing a sumo match in Japan even if you don’t follow the sport, but deciding which matches to see and how to choose the right seats or tickets can be complicated, so we’re going to break it all down for you with these top tips.
Whether it’s your first visit or your fiftieth, you’ll undoubtedly take note of the differences between Japan and your own home country, whether they be positive or negative. Something that many people notice is the lack of homeless people and panhandlers in Japan’s major cities.
Where did sentō begin? And why is it so important to Japanese culture? Let’s take a look at why Japan has bath houses in the first place, whether they have a place in modern-day culture, and what to expect if you visit one.
Love them or loathe them, chopsticks are the primary utensil in Japan, so if you’re traveling there you’ll need to know how to eat with chopsticks. Despite having used them several times before, I was worried about making a chopstick faux pas when traveling to Japan for the first time.
Where did anime begin? What Is The History Of Anime In Japan? And how did it evolve into the successful industry it is today? The story of animation in Japan is almost as dramatic and captivating as the anime themselves.