Keigo for Beginners

Japan Golden Week Holidays

Japan Golden Week Holidays include four national holidays within a period of seven days, from 29 April which is Showa Day, to 5 May which is Children’s Day. In between are Constitution Memorial Day and Greenery Day.

7 Things You Need To Know About New Year in Japan

Since New Year is very family-oriented, it might be tricky for visitors to experience the whole event, unless you have a local friend who invite you to their family home. However, I would like to explain some significant aspects that will help you understand New Year in Japan, the most important cultural event of the year.

7 Things You Need To Know About Christmas in Japan

Is there Christmas in Japan? Christmas is not a holiday in Japan. As a matter of fact, it is the busiest time of the year for most people. Christmas is more of a commercial event in Japan. Couples celebrate Christmas Eve just like Valentine’s Day by having romantic dinners and exchanging gifts.

Survival Japanese: How To Eat Like A Local In Japan

While traveling in Japan, going out to eat various kinds of local cuisine and having unique cultural experiences will definitely be one of the most memorable takeaways from your trip. Hence, in this post, I would like to share my experiences with you eating at yatai (屋台) and oden-ya (おでん屋).

Survival Japanese: How to Travel by Train in Japan

In this Survival Japanese blog, I will provide some useful tips for travelers who will visit Japan for the first time. Know your densha and suica. Learn some useful Japanese phrases for asking directions and getting information. Test yourself on how much you know about Japanese trains.