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Bowing in Japan

Good afternoon minna-san! I hope you all are having a good sunday. As weather is getting better, the days longer, and spring air makes you wanna have more (!) fun than usual… But sometimes we also need to be serious unfortunately. So, today i wanna talk to you about something that can be really useful [...]

Japan Curiosities…

Good evening minna-san, So you are finally living in Japan. Or maybe not, but you have a great passion for this country, and you studied almost everything about its culture and habits. Well, what is great of Japan, is that even when you think to know everything, you are wrong! Here is a list of [...]

Shibazakura Hill

Hello minna-san! In less than a week winter will be (finally!) finished, and little by little everyone will seem to be crazy for flowers: cherry blossoms will be everywhere, parks will be very soon full of people eating, drinking, or just enjoying the hanami, and several theme parties will be planned all around the city. [...]

Dining with daredevils… The “fugu” experience

Dining with daredevils… The “fugu” experience

Hello minna-san! How are you? Today let`s talk about food, and more precisely about a japanese specialty: fugu! There are many dishes in asian countries that, expecially for a “western” person, require a certain amount of courage. But probably the pufferfish is the one that beats all in this special contest. Actually the deadly fugu, [...]

A trip in Fuchu

A trip in Fuchu

Hello minna-san! How are you? Today i wanna talk to you about an area of Tokyo that is maybe less “touristic”, but that has many amazing attractions to see and do, and that is rapidly increasing in foreign tourists choices: Fuchu. Fuchu city is located in the western part of the greater Tokyo metropolitan area. [...]

Who goes slow goes far…

Who goes slow goes far…

Hello minna-san! How are you? As every huge city, also Tokyo is a very fast one. People are often in rush: we walk fast to work, we push each other at the train stop, we fight for the first available taxi… But there is a company that since a few years decided to help people [...]

A dinner with ninja

A dinner with ninja

Hello minna-san! How are you? Today let`s talk about restaurants. But the protagonist of this article will not be food… I don`t know if you knew it, but in Akasaka there is a restaurant in which you will do a real trip into the past! When you first enter in Ninja Akasaka, you will be [...]

Cheap fitness in your ward?

Cheap fitness in your ward?

Hello minna-san! How are you? Lots of us are residents in Tokyo, who for a short period, who for a longer one, and for sure someone is interested in sports and training. Especially now that the nice season is coming, we need to find a good place to workout, and if it`s cheap, it`s even [...]

Happy Valentine!

Happy Valentine!

Hello minna-san! How are you? Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day? Is it there a special way of spending this day in your home country? In Japan, curious thing, is usually women who give presents (mainly chocolates or other sweets) to men (!?). Especially in the past, Japanese women might have been too [...]

Delicious Okonomiyaki (at Sakura Tei!)

Delicious Okonomiyaki (at Sakura Tei!)

Hello minna-san! How are you? Have you ever tried the okonomiyaki? The okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “how you like” or “what you like”, and yaki meaning “grill” (think at the famous yakitori and yakisoba..). Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with [...]