When traveling overseas, and specially for the first time, you might ask yourself some basic questions like “Is the tap water in Japan safe to drink?“. It’s true that most people only think of the places to visit and what to see, but when you know ahead that you are… Read More »Is Japanese Tap Water Safe to Drink?
If you’re thinking about learning Japanese or if you are just curious about the Japanese culture, you probably already asked yourself this question about the Japanese language. Other than the rather complex characters that make this exotic language, the next thing that we notice is the direction of writing. And… Read More »Is Japanese Written Left to Right or Top to Bottom?
Have you ever wondered why Japanese don’t wear shoes inside? Well I did. And it’s funny because I’ve always seen in anime people taking off their shoes all the time and I didn’t understand why they did it. I mean, it’s kind of normal to take your shoes at home,… Read More »The Real Reason Why Japanese Don’t Wear Shoes Inside
Japan is one of those countries where there is so much to see that you don’t even know where to start. It has so many beautiful places like the famous Mount Fuji, the incredible Golden Pavilion temple (Kinkaku-ji) covered in gold leafs or the never-ending red gates at Fushimi Inara-Taisha.… Read More »17 Crazy Things You Will Find in Japan
When traveling to Japan, you might feel a little surprised with all the differences between the Japanese society and your own. Once you land, you will have the feeling of being in another world and it’s perfectly normal. The best thing about traveling to japan is having the opportunity to… Read More »Japanese Etiquette: 27 Useful Tips for First-Time Travelers
You can’t really talk about Japan without talking about the Japanese food. For the Japanese people, food is an art, and they surely make you notice that in their preparation, their selection of ingredients and their presentation. The Japanese prepare their food according to the seasons so you will never… Read More »Japan Food: 17 Traditional Dishes You Should Taste (or Not)
The other day I was watching a program on NHK World Japan called Grand Sumo Highlights and I really started to be interested in this sport. Even more than that, I started doing some research about the most important traditional sports, to see if they had the same complex tradition,… Read More »Top 5 Traditional Sports in Japan: Sumo and 4 others
When traveling to Japan, it’s impossible not to notice the thousands of shrines and temples, which are, by the way, some of the most stunning things to see. Japan seems to have religion-related aspects everywhere, so I decided to get a little deep into this subject and try to find… Read More »How Japan Religion Works: 7 Facts Everyone Should Know
I was talking to a friend about Japan anime when he asked me what was my favorite one. I quickly realized that it was impossible to name only one anime as favorite, and that the list of Japanese anime I loved was huge. Then, I started writing down every anime… Read More »My Ultimate List of The Best 17 Japan Anime of All Times
Bathing in a Japanese onsen (hot spring) is a unique experience, but for tourists it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you don’t know the rules. And believe me, there are lots of things you should know before going to an onsen. Therefore, what is the Japanese etiquette to… Read More »How to Use Japanese Onsen if You Try it For The First Time