Twin Ring Motegi is a race track in the Tochigi prefecture. Not just a car racing course, there are plenty of other attractions and activities here which make it a family-friendly place. Continue reading “A Day Trip to Twin Ring Motegi and the Honda Collection Museum”
If you’ve never lived in a cold area before where it snows, you may find yourself in the same boat we were in before we arrived in Hokkaido – that is having no idea what kind of footwear you should get! Continue reading “What Kind Of Shoes To Wear In Hokkaido (Winter)”
On Christmas Day, we decided to visit Takino Snow World from Sapporo for a day to play in the snow. Continue reading “Visiting Takino Snow World (Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park)”
Before we came to Japan I remember doing some searching online to try and find the best apps for use in Japan. Continue reading “Recommended Apps For Traveling Around Japan”
A few friends have come to visit us in Japan now, and we’ve had to help them out with some good SIM card options so they could have internet while they were in Japan on a short stay.
These type of SIM cards are often called Travel SIM Cards and generally include a data (and/or voice) option which is valid for a short period of time, usually 7 – 30 days.
Usually, the travel SIM cards are just a data only option, which means you can’t make phone calls. We solved this problem by setting up our Skype account with some phone credit and use that when we need to make phone calls (which is pretty rare).
We’ve made Sapporo our home base for a month in December, and we wanted to enjoy some of the snow sports that Hokkaido has to offer – on a budget, of course! Continue reading “Cheapest Way To Enjoy A Lot Of Skiing/Snowboarding From Sapporo”
Japan is abundant in soy products which are perfect for vegans or those who need/prefer to avoid dairy.
I was pretty happy when I stumbled upon this soy yoghurt for just 270 Yen at my local Aeon supermarket. Continue reading “Vegan / Dairy-Free Yogurt In Japan – Tonyugurt!”
Since we’re living in Sapporo for a month, we wanted to hit up the ski slopes a few times during our stay. In the quest for the cheapest way to do that, we decided to buy our own snowsports gear rather than hire it. Continue reading “Where To Buy Cheap Used Snowsports Gear In Sapporo”
We wanted to try cycling part of the Shimanami Kaido from Onomichi, so we planned to do so as a day trip from Hiroshima. Continue reading “Cycling The Shimanami Kaido From Onomichi – A Day Trip From Hiroshima”
How much Japanese can you learn in 6 months or a year?
When we told friends and family that we were planning to live in Japan for a working holiday, some assumed that we’d come back fluent. Continue reading “Learning Japanese – Recommended Resources”