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Friday, November 27, 2020

Japanese Top 10 Buzzwords for 2019

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The Top 10 Japanese Buzzwords for 2019, sometimes referred to as 流行語 (Ryuukougo) or 流行り言葉 (Hayarikotoba), were reminiscent of a Japan filled with highs and lows. So, let’s explore this tumultuous top ten for...

Escape to Hakone by Car – 1 or 2 Day Itinerary

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If you're in Tokyo for a few days, it can sometimes get too crowded, too urbanised and just too much city. So, if you want to escape to Hakone, it is the ideal day...

Wifi Router in Japan – Data Access for your Devices

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In addition to our Free Wifi Guide, you can also rent your own wifi router in Japan. These tend to be more convenient than SIM cards only, as you can use the router with...

Sapporo Dome – Sapporo City

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Sapporo Dome is in Japan's northern island in Sapporo, Hokkaido. It was recently built in May 2001, so its appearance is pretty modern as far as stadiums go. From the exterior, you would swear...

Tokyo Survival Channel – Full of Wild and Original Adventures

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We were recently asked to contribute as a guest writer for Tokyo Survival Channel (TSC), an original site that sees foreigners completing wild and wacky challenges in the heart of Japan. If you’re interested in...

10 Ways Tokyo Drift is Like Japan

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In Part 2 of our series, we attempt to find more realistic scenes from Tokyo Drift. Namely, with the most footage shot in Japan's capital, it was bound to get some things right. At...

10 Ways Tokyo Drift is Not Like the Real Japan

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The power sliding revelation 'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift' that hit cinemas back in 2006 actually had a lot of footage shot within Japan. It would become renowned for shining the spotlight...

Japanese Taxis – Second Most Expensive Globally

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Japanese Taxis are an integral part of the local nation's infrastructure, and as that last train finishes up, they are almost you're only option home. The cabs of Japan also approach luxury levels with...

Hydrangeas in Kamakura – A Beautiful Spectrum of Colours

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Check out the beauty of the Hydrangeas in Kamakura at Meigetsu-in. Hydrangeas are known as 紫陽花 or Ajisai in Japanese. They are just a short walk from Kita-Kamakura Station on the Yokosuka line. It's...

Drift Japan – Evolving Beyond its Mountain Ranges

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The Drift Japan scene began back in the 1970s. At first, headlined by the Kunimitsu Takahashi, a motorcyclist turned drifter. He inspired the now legendary ‘Drift King’ (ドリフトキング ordorifutokingu) Keiichi Tsuchiya, who was so...