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Category: Japan

Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy the Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

As winter lumbers away like a grumpy bear to its cave, and spring unfurls its fledgling wings, the entire country of Japan becomes obsessed with one thing, and one thing only ‒ cherry blossoms (or sakura as they are called in Japanese). Locals picnic beneath them, go to festivals celebrating them, and drink Starbucks lattes …



Now introducing FREE pick-up at Narita Airport!

We can ship your Japan SIM to you worldwide completely free of charge; but sometimes, delivery is simply not convenient, or you just haven’t got enough time to wait for your SIM to arrive… We’re delighted to announce that you can now collect your SIM from Narita Airport! We’ve got two locations in Narita Terminal …



All You Need to Know About Visiting Japanese Buddhist Temples

Bodhidharma (known as Daruma-Daishi in Japan) was a sage monk who lived sometime in the 5th to 6th centuries. He was quite the Renaissance Man; credited for introducing Zen Buddhism to China, Shaolin Kungfu, a type of meditation called Zazen, and green tea, he would’ve surely had an impressive profile on Linkedin. Legend has it …



All You Need to Know About Visiting Japanese Shinto Shrines

Torii Gates and Spirit Kami: An endless row of vermilion shrine gates extends across the sacred Mount Inari like a paper fan being slowly unfolded. The gates gracefully glissade up the thickly wooded mountainside as enthralled tourists traverse beneath their sprawling canopies. These torii, as they are properly called, are the color of flowering poppies …



These Essential Japanese Table Manners Will Make You Feel Smart

The restaurant you are currently dining at is of the trendy, hole-in-the-wall variety; its retro atmosphere and avocado-filled menu make you think of words that your teenage sister might use ‒ “on fleek,” or “lit,” or something else Millennial-sounding like that. It’s the kind of place you would expect to see flashing across the feeds …



Bic Camera- Japan’s Best Shopping!

Bic Camera is a true Japanese institution. Just hum a few bars of the theme song and someone will shout “Bic Camera”! Despite the name however Bic Camera is not only cameras. In fact it’s Japanese best overall electronics/computer/toys/ alcohol & computer store. And it’s everywhere- downtown Tokyo, downtown Osaka, downtown Kyoto- even Narita & …



Cook in Japan at Cook JPN!

Japan offers an abundance of gastronomical delights. Of course some dishes are more famous- take for example– Sushi, Tempura or Sukiyaki. Japanese food is so accessible! Simply jump in at any level (street stall, mobile food stand, noodle bar or restaurant) and have fun! In this blog post a Mobal user from Malawi sets off …



About Japanese Beer- What You Need to Know

Beer is great. That’s what the thrust of this post is all about. To extol the virtues of beer and revel in the choice of libations available in Japan- not only in the bars and local taverns but also on the shelves of the all too accessible 24-hour convenience stores.   A Beer Renaissance It …



Word of the Week 3: Bonenkai

It’s universally agreed that December is the busiest month of the year. The old Japanese lunar calendar referred to December as “Shiwasu” or “A Time when Teachers Run”. In truth today most people end up running out of work early (ok, on time!)- to party!That is something shared universally too- and embodied in the Japanese …



Top Five Illumination Displays to See if You’re in Japan This December

Christmas lights ‒ those twinkling bits of stardust that add a sprinkle of magic to my living room ‒ yes, they are undeniably one of my favorite parts of the holiday season, despite the frustrating fact that they always manage to tie themselves into Boy-Scout-worthy knots while in storage. To strip them down and say …






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