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12-22-17
I miss Onsen 温泉 (Hot Springs) base public bath. They are warm, relaxing and refreshing. Going to visit Onsen is the first thing in my mind when I arrive in Japan. What is your thought?...
12-21-17
Why spend hundreds of dollars (tens of thousands of yen) when all you need is a warm comfortable and safe place to sleep. I have been a fan of so called capsule hotels in Japan. And I really thing the...
12-20-17
Gara-Kei is the name people use in Japan to describe non-smartphone type cellular phones. Why is it called Gara-Kei? Gara is a shor for "Galapagos" Kei is a short for "Keitai" (Transportable Phones) S...
12-19-17
There are few cars that are only available in Japan and most of them are less expensive micro cars (軽四輪) but have you ever heard of Toyota Century ... the most luxurious car in Japan. It look like a c...
12-18-17
What are the thing you buy at duty free shops in Japan? What the the things you like to see sold in your country from Japan?
12-17-17
Connecting Tokyo and Osaka (500 km or 320miles) in about 2 and half hours, Shinkansen is a very reliable and fast and comfortable transpiration even when you compare it to the airlines. Jets fly from ...
12-16-17
駅弁好き? -> Ekiben Suki? -> Do you like Ekiben?...
12-15-17
According to the press release below, they made 1,000 shirts ... they sold only three. Funny campaign. https://dmm-corp.com/press/press-release/20428 I don't think they ship it oveeseas.
12-14-17
The "Ghost in the Shell" is a very popular anime series as many of you know already This year, Hollywood took the story and remakes it to the large screen. Did you see it? Did you like it? Hollywood t...
12-13-17
Current retail tax rate is 8% throughout Japan. But as a foreigner visiting Japan, you can shop items over 5,000 yen (US$45) duty free. You need to bring your passport with Japan Entry Stamp to take a...