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Phrases For Dating In Japan Posted by on Mar 16, 2020

Did you meet a Japanese girl or guy but have no idea what to say to them in Japanese? I have come to rescue you. Here are a few basic Japanese dating phrases that you can use for that special someone. Good afternoon (こんにちは). When starting a conversation with that cute Japanese person across the…

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March 20th: Spring Equinox in Japan Posted by on Mar 15, 2020

Photo by Philip Gregory

March 20th is fast approaching, and with it comes the annual spring equinox. In Japan, this event is a national holiday called “Shuubun no HI” (春分の日). In technical terms, an equinox is “either of the two times each year (as of about March 21 and September 23) when the sun (太陽) crosses the equator and…

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Coronavirus: Is Japan Safe? Posted by on Mar 9, 2020

Coronavirus (コロナウイルス) fears are sweeping across the world and there is a lot of information (情報) – and misinformation (誤報) – concerning the virus, and how to respond. Recently, there has been a shortage of (不足) masks and toilet paper, as panicked people continue to stockpile items. Though the fear of infection (感染) is understandable…

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3 Weeks in Japan Recap Posted by on Jun 7, 2017

Japan is a fascinating country to explore with a lot to offer visitors. With a few weeks in the Land of the Rising Sun, you can explore its bustling cities, visit stunning natural areas, soak in hot springs, take in a sumo match, eat all the sushi you can handle, and so much more. Here’s a…

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Hakone Video Tour Posted by on Apr 27, 2017

Hakone Video Tour

With a few extra days to spare on a trip to Tokyo, you should head out to the scenic town of Hakone. Situated on Lake Ashi and surrounded by mountains, it’s a great place to spend a few quiet days. Stay in a traditional ryokan, soak in the onsen theme park, ride a pirate ship…

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48 Hours in Kyoto – Day 2 Posted by on Sep 22, 2016

Kyoto has a long, rich history. It can be hard to settle on which historical sites to visit. You can’t miss the Fushimi Inari Shrine (home to the famous 10,000 tori gates) the stunning Golden Pavilion Zen Buddhist temple, and the 1,000+ year-old Kiyomizu-dera Temple. If you’re catching a train out of Kyoto station, take…

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48 Hours in Kyoto – Day One Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

Kyoto is an incredible place to visit. Once the Imperial capital of Japan, this beautiful city in the mountains has everything: palaces, Buddhist temples, bamboo groves, even monkeys! Explore this famous Japanese city with us in our new 2-part video series, “48 Hours in Kyoto.”

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