Japan is a great country to explore. Its food, its culture, its people, and its natural wonders—everything’s great here. You’d be hard-pressed to find something you don’t like. Except if you’re trying to find a gym for a short-term visit.
Thank you for reading one of my many articles about Japan. I've lived here for several years now, and absolutely love to share my experiences with those looking to know more about the country.
According to the United States Geological Survey, about 90% of earthquakes in the world occur in the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean. Many parts of Japan lie directly over the Ring. Some of its islands sit on top of huge tectonic plates that tend to grind together and produce massive earthquakes.
Everyone who has either been to Japan or is planning to visit the country has most probably heard of Harajuku, but the same cannot be said for its more senior, or should I say seasoned counterpart, Sugamo.
Who doesn’t like to slurp some noodles, sip some hot broth, and eat savory toppings? Ramen is cheap, filling, and can be bought practically anywhere, and is really delicious. It’s no wonder that it’s considered comfort food in Japan.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Johnny Mnemonic, Kill Bill, Gokusen, Cowboy Bebop, Nurarihyon no Mago, these movies, TV series, and anime may have different stories but they have one thing in common: the Yakuza or, as we Westerners know it, the Japanese mafia.
A lot of people think of spring or summer when planning to visit Japan, but more and more visitors are discovering a better season: the fall. If you need some ideas to plan the perfect fall itinerary, look no further.
Japan's practice of driving on the left side of the road originates back to the Edo Period when samurai would walk on the left side of the road. This was later officiated when Great Britain helped Japan build its first railway and street tram system.