Traveling To Japan For The First Time? 37 Things To Know Before You Go

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It’s hard to know what to expect when traveling to Japan for the first time. While you probably have a general idea about what Japanese culture is like, much of this is based on what’s become popular internationally. It’s easy to learn about sushi and ramen, to see gorgeous photos of high-tech Tokyo and ancient Kyoto, and novelties like cat … Read More

Two Weeks In Japan: The Definitive Guide

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Creating your itinerary for two weeks in Japan is going to be hard, but this guide will make it much easier. We’ll show you the best places to visit in Japan, help you get around the country with ease, and highlight Japan’s must-try foods. Here’s what you’ll learn: Where to go and how to get there Common challenges and how … Read More

Osaka Food Specialties: Top 5 Foods For First Timers

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Like we mentioned in our last Osaka article, Osaka is one of the best food cities in Japan. Food is everywhere, so it’s hard to know where to start. But, never fear, we’ll introduce you to some Osaka food specialties to get you off to a good start. To get started, we will introduce you to the most famous Osaka … Read More

Essential Japanese Restaurant Phrases And How To Use Them

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If you’re planning to visit Japan, you need to know some basic Japanese restaurant phrases to try the best foods. While basic Japanese phrases are a great start, they’re not going to be enough for communicating in a restaurant. Even if there’s an English menu, the process of communicating a basic food order can be a challenge. These Japanese restaurant … Read More

Fresh Japanese Tofu Will Blow Your Mind

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You probably think you know about Japanese tofu. You’ve seen it in the grocery store in colorful boxes or in square plastic tubs. You know it can be firm, extra firm, or soft. You’ve probably tried it at some point or another. Whether you love it or hate it, most of it seems pretty similar. Once you try it fresh … Read More

5 Tokyo Ramen Joints That Will Blow Your Mind

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If you think Tokyo ramen is just a slightly better version of packaged instant noodles for broke college students then prepare to have your mind blown. Or maybe you already know how great Japanese ramen is, but don’t know where to get it in Tokyo. In that case, we’ll get you off to a good start so you can stuff … Read More