Nature love is all around in Japan. What’s the history of Japan’s relationship with nature? And how can you immerse yourself in nature when you travel to Japan?
Do you want to return from your trip to Japan completely refreshed? Why not end your holiday with a day or 2 of these relaxing activities?
Recently, cities in Japan have become much more solo-customer-friendly. The so-called ‘super solo culture’ has taken off and will probably only grow larger. What gave rise to this culture, and where can you go to experience it?
Maglev is a super fast train that uses magnetic levitation. Japan is currently building a maglev train that will run up to 500 km/h. See where you can already experience this train in action.
The 100 yen shop (dollar store) is very popular in Japan. It is a convenient shop because you can find almost anything you are looking for, including great affordable souvenirs for foreign tourists. Let’s find out what they sell!
Between late April and the beginning of May, there are four national holidays. We call this period Golden Week. Let’s find out how the Japanese like to spend this period and how you should travel to avoid the crowds.
Our tour customers regularly ask the guides about the real estate market in Japan. Let us give you an overview of the housing market in Japan and likely trends in the near future.
While you will mainly see single-family homes in the more remote suburbs and in the countryside in Japan, in more central city areas the majority of people will live in apartments that are often not much larger than 60m2, or even smaller.
Finding your first full-time job is never easy, and even less so in Japan. How do university students find their first jobs? And what happens once you are in?
Just like in other countries, Japan has its own way to ring in the new year and its own traditions on the first few days of January. Let us give you some travel tips for Japan in the first week of January!
Learn more about Japan’s traditions surrounding the end of the year, and find out how to have a good NYE in Tokyo!
Have you always wanted to know what a day in the life of a Japanese salaryman or office lady looks like? Read this first-hand account from a former salaryman from Japan.
Lifetime employment, seniority-based pay, and the lack of a strong labor union give Japan’s offices a distinct culture. How did these systems originate, and is it time for a change in Japan’s traditional-style companies?
Minimalism has been linked with Japanese culture for a long time, and it goes back to even before Zen Buddhism emerged in Japan which made minimalism here to stay. Learn more about minimalism’s history, and how minimalism is alive today in Japan.
How is earthquake damage mitigated in Japan, and what can you do yourself to stay as safe as possible in the rare event of a large earthquake?
Being a high school student in Japan is not much about fun and very much about studying until you drop. But once you pass that dreaded entrance exam for university, your life will drastically improve.
What does daily life in school look like for kids in Japan? Learn more about the educational system in Japan for kids aged 0-15.
What’s the deal with all those vending machines in Japan? And what can you buy from them? Learn more about the history and raison d’etre of these convenient parts of daily life in Japan.
After WW2 ended, Japan’s economy grew very fast. It was its industry that carried a large part of this growth. What type of industry did Japan become famous for?
If you have followed the news a bit over the last few years, you probably already know that Japan is quite prone to certain natural disasters. Learn more about the rare tsunami and more common typhoons.