A Girl's Journey Living in Japan


Life in Japan

Top Reasons Why you Should Visit Japan


Known as the “country of the rising sun”, Japan does not stop to surprise, mesmerise and attract visitors from all over the world. There is something exotic, yet intricate, a fantastic mix of cultural heritage and Asian traditions coexisting amongst modern mirrored high-rises and huge mind-blowing amusement parks. Regardless of the places you have visited before, Japan will definitely blow your mind and it never fails to impress its visitors, whether it is their first, or tenth time in this ultramodern capital.

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Beyond Sushi: Must-Try Foods For Visitors to Japan


Part of the reason I moved to Japan was because of the great food. When visiting Japan, by all means eat sushi, and lots of it.  But don’t forget there’s lots more to explore- and missing the wide array of culinary delight Japan has on offer would be an unforgivable shame.  Sample some of these savories (and sweets) to discover new favorites you’ll still dream of when you return home.

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Weirdly Wonderful Tokyo


Tokyo culture sometimes feels like entering an entirely different world.  It’s a place that celebrates the wonderfully weird- and you should to!  Check out these uniquely Tokyo experiences to get started, and then let the city guide you to all the beautifully bizarre it has on offer.

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Nobody does it better? How Japan does it differently


Japan can often seem like a mystery to the outside world. Name another country that would put what is basically a nappy on a grown man, and make them wrestle around on the floor. No, I can’t think of anywhere else either. Despite its quirks, or perhaps because of its quirks, Japan is an excellent place to live.

Put simply, Japan is so popular because it is so … weird isn’t the right word, but diverse. Yes, Japan is so popular because it is so diverse and different. What you think is normal in one part of the world is deemed very abnormal in the land of the rising sun, and vice versa.

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Take to the slopes: Tips for Skiing in Japan on the Cheap


When it comes to choosing your ski destination this winter, Japan might not be the first place that comes to mind. Most people automatically spring up thoughts of Austria, Switzerland, Canada and North America, however Japan has some of the best ski resorts in the world, with fantastic and plentiful snow quality, and low costs to boot. One of the reasons I chose to came to Japan is actually because of the great skiing options!

Ski holidays in Japan are increasingly low cost, and without a doubt one of the most affordable ways to visit the country, without heading to pricey Tokyo or one of the other cities, which will zap your budget within hours. The breathtaking scenery of the Japanese ski resorts is something to behold, and there is a resort for every level of ability.

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How to Find a Job Teaching English in Japan


Fancy a change from the humdrum of daily life? Feeling the itch to head off to pastures new and test your metal?

There’s no bigger challenge than moving overseas, and many people choose to push themselves further whilst giving something back at the same time, by teaching English as a foreign language. Japan is becoming increasingly popular as a country to move to and teach, and there are plentiful opportunities and jobs out there for the right individuals. I chose Japan because I have an interest in the culture, love the language, food and lifestyle. There’s also the fact that teaching English in Japan pays pretty well, too.

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