GUIDE TO AKIHABARA
Bright, noisy, mysterious and wonderful, there is no place in the world like the quarter of Akihabara. The birthplace of Otaku culture abounds in adventures, there are so many places…

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ART HAS TRANSFORMED A FAR JAPAN ISLAND
Art can enlighten, confer, challenge, provoke. Sometimes it can transform a whole community. A clear illustration of this statement is the 5.5 square-mile island of Naoshima, located in the Inland…

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THESE COMPLEX-COMPLEX STICKS
The Japanese love the rules of etiquette. And the rules of lunch etiquette especially. It would seem that coping with chopsticks is not at all difficult. And Japanese restaurants are…

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avoid misunderstandings and awkward situations

ON THE PECULIARITIES OF JAPANESE AUTOMATIC MACHINES WITH DRINKS

There are a lot of legends about Japanese vending machines. And indeed, you can buy almost everything. From batteries and tickets to apple slices and bread in cans. But today we will talk about a more familiar machine with drinks.

Europeans are used to expect from him a standard set of soda and a bag of apple juice. This may be true, but not in Japan, where, on average, there is one such machine for 23 people. Continue reading

THESE COMPLEX-COMPLEX STICKS

The Japanese love the rules of etiquette. And the rules of lunch etiquette especially. It would seem that coping with chopsticks is not at all difficult. And Japanese restaurants are literally everywhere. But in fact, in Japan, a whole system of secret prohibitions and taboos has been developed, which it is strictly forbidden to violate in a decent society. Everyone even has a special name. List all difficult, so for you – a dozen of the most important nominations. Continue reading

ONSEN: FEATURES OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BATTLES

For many who come to Japan, both for Europeans and for the inhabitants of Asia, onsen is an unfamiliar territory, and people prefer to bypass it. The combination of local etiquette, the fact that complete nudity is meant (sometimes even in the presence of people of the opposite sex), as well as a much higher temperature of the water than happens mainly in the hydromassage baths we are used to – forcing travelers visiting Japan for the first time ignore onsenes, avoiding such experiences. Continue reading

HANDLING OUT OF TENT-YATI: JAPANESE STREET FOOD
Although in Japan you can find tents with street food, the culture of such cuisine is not as common here as in Southeast Asia, where locals and tourists flock to…

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GUIDE TO AKIHABARA
Bright, noisy, mysterious and wonderful, there is no place in the world like the quarter of Akihabara. The birthplace of Otaku culture abounds in adventures, there are so many places…

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8 BEST FLOWER PARKS OF JAPAN
In Japan, thanks to the clear separation of the seasons, you can see a wide variety of floral landscapes that change from season to season. In every corner of the…

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ADVICE ON BUDGETARY TRAVEL TO JAPAN WITH CHILDREN
This year, in September, we decided to organize children's holidays in Japan and spent holidays in this country with five of our children. We spent three days in Osaka and…

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