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Every single Japanese alcohol you must try

Every single Japanese alcohol you must try

What do you think of when you hear “Japanese alcohol”? Most people probably think of “Sake”. Did you know that...
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100 Yen Store

100 Yen Store

Where do you usually buy souvenirs when you travel to Japan? Apart from purchasing items in Japanese cosmeceutical stores, you...
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Guide to having Tattoos in Japan

Guide to having Tattoos in Japan

Why are tattoos taboo in Japan? If you didn’t already know, tattoos are taboo in Japan. Although the view on...
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Donki Quijote – Everything you need to know

Donki Quijote – Everything you need to know

Don Quijote, or Donki, as it is referred to by locals, is the discount megastore of your dreams.  From Tenga...
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How to celebrate the New Year in Japan

How to celebrate the New Year in Japan

New Year is one of the most important holidays and celebrations in Japan. It is one of the only times...
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Japan has a unique way of celebrating Christmas

Japan has a unique way of celebrating Christmas

Japan is a secular country so it comes as no surprise that religious Christian Christmas traditions are not widely practised...
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Yakitori – All the different types

Yakitori – All the different types

Yakitori might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Japanese food, but it is...
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All the different kinds of ramen in Japan

All the different kinds of ramen in Japan

Ramen is one of the most popular Japanese dishes for both Japanese people as well as foreigners. You can basically...
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Food and drinks you should try at an izakaya

Food and drinks you should try at an izakaya

Dining in izakayas is very popular among both Japanese people and foreigners. In short, izakayas are casual places where you...
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Japanese fusion dishes you can get in Japan

Japanese fusion dishes you can get in Japan

Traditional Japanese food is so delicious and diverse, you can probably go on for weeks visiting new restaurants and sampling...
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We are a group of foreigners who’ve lived in Japan for several years. We have come to learn the in-and-outs of living in Japan and we know what a challenge it is to navigate such a rich, complex country. We started this blog hoping to share insights we’ve gained from our time here and we hope you’ll find it useful!

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