There are classic trends that repeat every year – it might as well be a Japanese spring aesthetic. I promise you, by the end of the article, you’ll be clued in on what they are and try them out for yourself before your big, adventurous trip here. Ready to be fashionably prepped?
There is a popular meme going around the internet these days about how Japan has an "abandoned house" problem. It's really funny because it's true - there are so many abandoned houses in Japan that they're actually converting them into restaurants, hotels, and even giving them away!
If you ever travel to Nara, the once capital of Japan, you will discover an amazing phenomenon. The deer that populate the park bow to the visitors asking for food, something they’ve been doing for almost a thousand years to mimic the human inhabitants.
This guide also includes several sample budgets. While these are just examples, you can use them to construct your own based on your plans and interests.
If you've ever been to Tokyo or Osaka, then you’ve probably seen these machines all over the place. From a local perspective and from an expat point of view, here are some interesting facts about them.
Let’s take a look at when the yakuza use guns, what deters them from doing so more often, and what the alternatives are for any clan enforcer who’d rather avoid spending a couple decades in prison.