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Noh – A Story Behind the Mask

Noh – A Story Behind the Mask

Do you like classical plays like Shakespeare and Hamlet or do you prefer modern dramas like musicals? Although old plays might seem boring and stagnant at times, you will find that it carries deep meanings, and that the same essence of what constitutes a “good” play can be seen in…read more

A Japanese sushi restaurant had a huge success, taking advantage of Big Data technology!

A Japanese sushi restaurant had a huge success, taking advantage of Big Data technology!

Have you ever been to a traditional Sushi restaurant in Japan? There are lots of people who love fresh raw fish all over the world, and who’d love to visit Japan and have a real sushi experience. When you enter a sushi restaurant you might be little nervous because you…read more

Six Reasons to Go to Don Quijote Store

Six Reasons to Go to Don Quijote Store

Where do think is the most popular place in Tokyo? Akihabara is the one, Shibuya is also very famous for foreigners, but how about “Don Quijote Store”? Apparently, Don Quijote Store is the ‘must-visit’ place for foreign people. In the shop, you will hear many different foreign languages, as so…read more

4 Temples in Tokyo Where You Can Practice Zen(禅) Meditation

4 Temples in Tokyo Where You Can Practice Zen(禅) Meditation

The modern lifestyle comes with enormous stress. The evolution of technology has enabled us to be constantly connected with our peers and co-workers 24/7. Do you look at work documents on your phone during your commute? Do you respond to emails to your boss after-hours because you feel obligated? Or…read more

5 Things to Buy at MUJI

5 Things to Buy at MUJI

It’s not hard to become obsessed with MUJI. MUJI is short for Mujirushi Ryouhin which means no brand, quality goods in Japanese. The Japanese brand has mastered the art of creating well-designed, high-quality goods, all with a minimalist flair. Unlike other retail stores, they don’t flaunt colors or logos on…read more

10 Places in Tokyo That Serve Amazing Shrimp Tempura

10 Places in Tokyo That Serve Amazing Shrimp Tempura

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that tempura is one of the most recognized Japanese dishes in the world. Whether you’re in Berlin or Melbourne, it’s not so difficult to come across a plate of tempura. In the past, I’ve overheard tourists saying “I don’t want to get tempura…read more

3 Trendy Japanese Sneaker Brand You Need to Know

3 Trendys Japanese Sneaker Brand You Need to Know

If you think you’re not a sneaker person, now may be a good time to reconsider. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that sneakers have become prevalent over the past couple of years. Gone are the days when they were only preserved for gym bunnies. Sneakers…read more

Japanese Women’s Clothing Brands

japanese women's clothing brands

When thinking about Japanese fashion brands, one may immediately think about the Harajuku girls. With their flamboyant looks that are often inspired by anime culture, it’s no surprise that they’ve been a target of the international attention. However. if you thought cutesy looks were the only types of clothes we’re…read more

10 Places to Eat Pufferfish in Tokyo

10 Places to Eat Pufferfish in Tokyo

When was the last time you dared yourself to eat something out of your comfort zone? If you’re anything like me, you’ve strictly avoided eating food that looks slightly unappetizing or risky for the past couple of years. While there’s no shame in that if you’re willing to shake things…read more

10 Best Soba Noodle Restaurants in Tokyo!!

japanese soba noodle

From Vietnamese noodles to Italian pasta, my love for noodles runs deep. I truly adore noodles in every form. Whether it’s a thin ramen with a slightly hard texture (the harder the better) or a thick Italian fusilli pasta, I’m down for a bite. I’m pretty sure I’m not the…read more