Eating clean is very important when you are thinking of being healthy. There are a lot of delicious food in Japan; however, not everything can be considered to be literally ‘healthy’. For example, Japanese ramen is usually thought to be healthy food. Well, it’s true when we compare to instant noodles. It depends on recipe and I do know human body needs proper amount of fat, but personally I don’t think a bowl of ramen made with oily(and salty) pork broth can be healthy.
Keeping our body healthy is very important wherever you are and whatever you do. Losing health directly connects to the decrease of life quality. However, it is not really easy to keep healthy life especially if we are far apart from home country. Environment around you will be very different from the one you used to meet everyday and exciting feeling of living abroad finishes quite quickly.
And this is why we always need to be conscious of health. Trying to work out at least a few times in a week and to eat healthily. Small things can make a big difference. In this article, we will look for some tips to keep healthy life in Japan.
We all know that doing something ‘too much’ is not really good for our health. From things which are usually considered as bad such as alcohol and cigarette to healthy things like exercise and drinking water… Everything can result in serious addicts or disease and that’s why always keeping the line is important.
However, if you are a person who has a big appetite and challenging attitude, there is one thing you may try in Japan. It’s big food challenge! The amount or size of food is usually a lot. Literally a lot. It is nearly impossible for people with normal sized belly to finish up one dish. Many Youtubers who are called as food fighter try these challenges. In this article, we will look for where to try Japanese jumbo sized foods.
Do you like horror movies? Some people will say yes while others say no. It seems like it is hard to find middle stance regarding horror movies. Personally I felt western horror movies tend to focus on ‘haunted house’ while Asian movies focus on personal stories of ghost such as why she became ghost. Japanese horror movies are very famous so that some have been remade as Hollywood movies. In this article, we will look for several Japanese horror movies and its main stories.
The ring series
If you feel like you have ever seen this circle mark, it means you know or at least indirectly have seen some part of movie ‘the ring’. A long hair woman with white one-piece type clothes… A typical type of ghost in Japan and some Asian countries. You can also find a book but it is different to see and watch all the time. Thanks to its popularity, the movie has been remade in the U.S several times.
Hiroshima is a city located in Honshu island, same island with Tokyo and Osaka, and this beautiful city is famous for being largely destroyed by atomic bomb during World War II. It is true that Hiroshima had to go through hard time to recover from damages gained from the war, now this city represents ‘peace’. Annually a lot of tourists from Japan and overseas visit Hiroshima to enjoy their unique attractions. In this article, we will look for what to enjoy in Hiroshima.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum
This gets into my personal story, but one important part of my major was to things like atomic bombs and history, especially wars. Though it was not really interesting to see how countries tried to destroy each other, I could learn the importance of peace at least. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, as we can find out from its name, says the fury of atomic bombs and wars.
What kind of things can we do with one dollar? 100 yen, which has almost same value as 1 dollar, is formed as a coin in Japan. This 100 yen may mean nothing to somebody; however, you can buy something practical for your daily life with 100 yen here in Japan. Daiso, which is world-widely well known 1 dollar shop, can be a good example. In this article, we will look for several 100 yen shops in Japan.
Daiso definitely is one of the most famous 100 yen shops in Japan. You can also find Daiso out of Japan; for instance, I used to go to Daiso a lot when I was living in Vancouver, Canada. There are also tons of Daiso shops in my home country as well. Daiso was founded in 1977 and now they have 2,800 shops only in Japan.
One of the most interesting experiences you may give a try in Japan is staying at capsule hotels. Different from other hotels such as business hotels, capsule hotels feature large numbers of small bed sized rooms. You will be able to find limited space to lie down if you are staying at least for a night at capsule hotels. Don’t worry, they provide bedding and some outlets to charge your phones and tablets.
No private washroom or bathroom, for sure, you will have to use public place for taking shower. However, one of the main reasons why a lot of travelers stay at capsule hotel is because of its reasonable price. It costs a lot cheaper than business hotels, which are also usually very tiny, and this comes as very attractive point to travelers. In this article, we will see a few recommended capsule hotel brands in Japan.
Pets, dogs and cats for example, give us emotional comfort which cannot be explained in any language. I have a lovely dog in my home country and I always miss her so much. Currently I don’t have pet in my apartment. There are basically two reasons why I cannot and do not want to have pet in Japan. First, it is very difficult to find pet friendly apartment. Second, my personal belief is that leaving pet alone all day long while I am working is one type of serious abuse.
Many different types of animal cafes exist in Tokyo and animal cafes have been expanding its industry gradually. In this article, we will look for several animal cafes located in Tokyo where we can meet adorable animals. However, as some of you could have guessed from my sentence above, ethical issues can be raised about this topic. I will try my best to introduce animal cafes where they are ethically being treated well enough.
In many previous articles, we have talked about major cities in Japan like Tokyo. Different from other topics, today we are going to talk about small city in Fukuoka prefecture, Kitakyushu. This small city is famous for abundant tour spots such as wisteria garden and Kokura castle. If you are traveling to Fukuoka city, it is very easy to visit Kokura as well since it takes only about 15 minutes from Hakata station to Kokura station by Shinkansen Bullet Train. In this article, we will explore what to enjoy and eat in Kitakyushu.
Having pocket wifi during your travel to Japan makes your trip much easier and more comfortable. Roaming on your phone will cost a lot, and there are not many free wireless hotspots in Japan. There is a limitation of using data even if you buy a sim card, and some sim cards will make you angry by its low speed. So, what we recommend for tourists who want to stay connected 24/7 and have exciting journey without having worries about data, is to use wifi rental services, which is also known as pocket wifi.