Akiya is the Japanese phenomenon of empty houses. There is an ever-increasing number of abandoned homes in the country. This creates a real estate situation that you can benefit from. Check it out.
Author: Christian Monson
Bowing, or ojigi, is a very visible part of Japanese culture totally foreign to Westerners. It might seem simple from the outside, but it is actually a very complicated practice with deep social implications.
Smart travelers always make budgets before going on trips. To do so, you need to know what the common expenses are in Japan and how much they’ll be. With this information, you can take a financially responsible trip within your means and with no surprises.
If you’re in Japan for Halloween, don’t miss out on the festivities that include everything from dance parties to costume contests.
Learning Japanese is a rewarding experience that opens your life up to new opportunities and adventures and a whole new culture. With home learning, you can do this from the comfort and ease of your computer or smartphone and prepare yourself for Japan. Find the online platform that’s right for you and start building your study habits.
Yes, you can use credit cards in Japan, but not as widely or as easily as you’re used to. Cash is the go-to there, so if you do want to use a card, you need to know where and how you can use it. You also need to know how to get cash and pay at places that don’t accept cards. Make a plan before you go.
Discover the importance of the history of Sakura and how the cherry blossom has evolved into the present-day tradition of hanami. With the right timing, you might just be able to experience this magnificent event for yourself.
Filled with traditional street food and a wide variety of souvenirs, Nakamise Dori is a must-visit for anyone in Asakusa. Since this shopping street features almost 100 stores and is usually packed with people, it’s good to have a general idea of what’s there before you go. That way you don’t miss any of the best souvenirs and food. From katana samurai swords to animal-shaped candy, there’s something for everyone on Nakamise Dori.
What do Kentucky Fried Chicken, romantic outings, and Beethoven all have in common? Well, they’re the staples of Christmas in Japan.
To plan a trip with health and safety in mind, make sure all your destinations will have safe water and how to get clean bottled water if they don’t. With tap water in Japan, you have nothing to worry about, but check the other countries on your itinerary as well.