Five tried-and-true ways to learn Japanese
With so many ways to learn Japanese, how do you know which one will work for you? In our article, we give you our top 5 ways!
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Rakuju-en is a large Japanese garden located just south of Mishima station. The Japanese-style garden was built around Kohama Pond formed from the natural springs from Mt. Fuji.
Aquas is the prefectural aquarium of Shimane, located in Hamada city.
Tapas restaurant popular with locals and serving incredibly cheap food and drinks.
Genkyuen Garden was built in 1677 and is located northeast of Hikone Castle.
This area features 30 ponds of different sizes. All of them have a different color, which changes as the day goes by. An associated sightseeing trail takes abou
This large gateway lies at the west entrance to Mount Koya, in Japanese also known as Koya-san, and marks the entrance to its holy sanctuary.
Omori Shell Mound Park commemorates the site of Japan’s first archeological dig, a Jomon period (14,000 BC to 300 BC) seaside village.
Ameyoko (sweet shop alley) is a lively place lined with shops and vendors along and under the train running between Ueno Station and Akihabara Station. You can
Food is probably one of the best things about any country you visit. Food gives you the opportunity to actually taste another culture and it's something you can
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way! - Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!Japan invented the shinkansen (bullet train), so it is
If you're lucky enough to be in Japan as one year transitions to the next, you’ll find no shortage of unique customs and traditions awaiting you. High on the li
The bravest thing I tried!What a better way to taste sushi in Tokyo than by eating at a sushi-go-round restaurant. These conveyer belt sushi restaurants are po
If you've spent more than an hour wandering the streets of Tokyo, chances are you've seen Conan somewhere - one of Japan's most beloved fictional characters, th
Summer Break ‒ it’s the stuff of memories. Sleeping in late because there was no school to attend, going to late-night block parties with the other neighborho
Japanese winters can seem unusually tough for westerners when they visit or decide to live in Japan. The first thing that might seem unbearable to foreigners is
Searching for a place to satisfy your Japanese food journey?Are you craving for some meat but also want some starch, grains, greens and sweets? Hanging out with
If you're a foodie, Japan makes a brilliant spot for a vacation - there's so many tasty Japanese dishes to try out. Odigoer Johanna wrote about the 2017 Tokyo R
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Lush and tropical, Kagoshima Prefecture inhabits the southernmost part of Kyushu and includes a string of islands stretching to Taiwan. The most famous of these
Miyagi is on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku Region. It’s castle-town capital, Sendai City, has a long history which you can experience in many interesting muse
Koyasan (Mount Koya) is the heart and soul of Wakayama Prefecture. Koyasan is the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism, founded by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) in the year 885
Miyazaki prefecture is on the southeastern side of Kyushu and is known for its majestic mountains and rugged coastal scenery. Surfing has grown in popularity he
Fukui is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. When you explore this beautiful area you can see gorgeous rocky coastlines and beaches, taste fres
Ishikawa prefecture is a small, thin prefecture on the western coast of the Honshu island, next to the Sea of Japan. It is closer to Tokyo than Kyoto, making it
Niigata prefecture has a long coastline facing the sea of Japan, because of this it was a critical port area during the Edo period in the 17th and 18th centurie
Aichi is the center of the Chubu region in Japan, and its capital is Nagoya. Nagoya is the fourth most populated urban area in Japan, and is home to a large aut
Yamagata has been called 'hidden' Japan and is definitely not on the regular tourist routes. It is Japan's largest prefecture and you can find it along the Sea