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Japanesepod101 for Learning Japanese

Thinking about learning a few phrases before your trip to Japan? Japanesepod101 might be just what you need! There are thousands of lessons from Absolute Beginner to Advanced levels. Read more

What is Sumo Wrestling in Japan?

Today we are answering the question, “What is sumo wrestling in Japan?” Read more

Are Tattoos Not Allowed in Japan?

Today we are answering the question, “Are tattoos allowed in Japan?” Read more

How Much Spending Money in Japan for 8 Days?

Today we are answering the question, “How much spending money do I need for 8 days in Japan?” Read more

Should I Get a Pocket Wi-Fi in Japan?

Today we are talking about whether you should get a pocket Wi-Fi in Japan.
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Grand Sumo Tournament on NHK World

COVID-19 has robbed us of traveling to Japan for a second spring season. But not all is lost, because we can still watch the Grand Sumo Tournament on NHK World. Read more

7 Foods You Must Try While in Japan

This is a short list of favorite foods based on more than two decades of living, working and traveling around this amazing country. Naturally, there are many more culinary options and each person has his or her own favorites, but these have proven to be the most popular dishes among our tour participants. Read more

Japan Reading List

One of the best parts of giving tours of Japan is the excitement and eagerness our guests have to learn about this unique culture. I am always asked if there are any books I would recommend to gain a deeper insight into the people and their customs. The answer is always YES, and here is my personal Japan reading list. Read more

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy at a Japanese Convenience Store

The Japanese convenience store is a businessman’s oasis as he navigates his daily commute through a concrete jungle. Called a konbini in Japanese, these meccas of sugary snacks and drinks appear to be on almost every corner and down every alley. Read more

WiFi Internet Access in Japan: A Work in Progress

Even though it’s one of the world’s most developed countries, free WiFi internet access in Japan is still very much a work in progress. They have a great internet infrastructure for people that live there, but as a visitor your options can seem limited.  Read more