One of the first things I noticed in Japan was that nearly every purchase comes with a plastic bag – regardless of if it seems necessary or not! The first thing I wanted to learn how to say in Japanese was “I don’t need a bag”, and it was probably one of the most used phrases in my time in Japan.Continue reading “How To Say ‘I Don’t Need A Bag’ In Japanese – Refusing Plastic Bags Politely”
Japanese Sake – The Beginner’s Guide
Japanese sake is a must try for those visiting Japan – this drink has played a major role in Japanese life and culture for thousands of years. Continue reading “Japanese Sake – The Beginner’s Guide”
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a mountain pass with multiple different types of transport running from Tateyama to Ogizawa via the Alps, known as the “Roof of Japan”. Continue reading “Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route”
Visit The Godzilla Head in Shinjuku Up Close!
The Godzilla head in Shinjuku is a well-known attraction in Shinjuku, and many tourists view it from the street below. But did you know you can actually view it up close? We’ll cover how to do it in this post. Continue reading “Visit The Godzilla Head in Shinjuku Up Close!”
Where To See Geisha In Kyoto
Kyoto in Japan is one of the best places to see real-life Geisha. This post is a guide on some places where you can go to see them. Continue reading “Where To See Geisha In Kyoto”
Maiko’s Akashi Kaikyo Bridge – The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World
Not far out of Kobe in the town of Maiko lays the world’s longest suspension bridge – Akashi Kaiyo Bridge, also known as the Pearl Bridge. With a main center span of almost 2km (1,991m) it surpasses the 2nd longest suspension bridge by more than 300m. Continue reading “Maiko’s Akashi Kaikyo Bridge – The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World”
Fushimi Inari Shrine In Peak Season – How To Avoid The Crowds!
Last week we visited Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto for the second time, but this time it just so happened to be right in the middle of the peak Cherry Blossom season and busiest time for tourists of the year. Continue reading “Fushimi Inari Shrine In Peak Season – How To Avoid The Crowds!”
Cheapest Way To Get To Tokyo From Narita Airport
Planning a trip to Japan? Being the largest city in Japan, it’s no wonder that Tokyo is often the city of choice for those who are coming to Japan for a holiday. Continue reading “Cheapest Way To Get To Tokyo From Narita Airport”
Getting Japanese Yen At Narita Airport
So you’ve touched down in Japan at Narita Airport.
よこそう! (yokosou) Welcome!
Now it’s time to get cashed up, because not everywhere accepts card payments in Japan! Continue reading “Getting Japanese Yen At Narita Airport”
Selling Our Snow Gear In Sapporo
This is a well overdue follow-up post to when we bought second hand snow sports equipment and clothing in Sapporo to go snowboarding in the area!