How to take Onsen & Public bath in Japan

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Ohayō gozaimasu! Ogenki desuka? ここ数日、日本は大雨です。koko suujitsu, nihon wa ooame desu. In these days, heavy we had heavy rain in Japan. And it’s continuing. Today’s YT Live lesson topic is “How to take Onsen in Japan” Do you like Onsen? Roughly, there are three types of public bath; Sentō, Super sentō and Onsen in Japan. Let’s dig into the Japanese public … Read More

Onsen/Sentō Manners: Japanese Bathing Etiquette

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Japanese onsen (温泉: hot springs) or sentō (銭湯: public baths), are are enjoyed by anyone of all ages. Onsen use hot water taken from a natural hot spring, while sentō use tap water heated by boilers. Both onsen and sentō are very enjoyable to Japanese and foreigners alike, but there is a set of unspoken instructions you should know before you … Read More

Top 10 Tattoo-Friendly Onsen in Japan

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Japan’s onsen (温泉) or natural hot springs, have been a part of Japanese culture for thousands of years. Traditionally, people with tattoos were banned from entering onsen in Japan. However, in recent years, more and more onsen facilities are declaring themselves to be more “tattoo-friendly”.  Here is a list of the top 10 tattoo-friendly onsen in Japan.

How to Enjoy Japanese Onsen

Here is how you can enjoy using Japanese onsen (温泉) or “hot springs” when you come to visit Japan.

Japanglish Katakana Words

Japanglish Katakana Words

Minasan Konnichiwa! みなさん、こんにちは! Today’s YT Live lesson topic was “Japanglish Katakana Words”. Many Japanese think that the origin of the majority Katakana words are English, but it’s not always true. It could be French, German, Spanish or even just “made up” made-in-Japan Katakana words. So you might be confused when you hear the Japanese speak such Katakana words with confidence. … Read More

The Best Day Trips From Tokyo

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Are you coming to Japan and staying in Tokyo? Thanks to Japan’s convenient public transportation, you can easily make a number of great side trips if you’re using Tokyo as your home base. Get out of the city for a bit and get lost in the beauty of rural Japan – just for a day or two. Here are the … Read More

Osorezan (恐山): Japan’s “Fear Mountain”

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Japan’s Mount Osorezan (恐山) in Aomori Prefecture is ranked along with Koyasan and Hieizan as one of the three most sacred places in the entire country. Today, it known as the site of Bodai-ji Temple, where female mediums called itako are said to be able to communicate with the deceased. Read on to learn all about Japan’s fascinating “fear mountain”.

An Easy Guide to the 8 Regions of Japan

Regions of Japan

Japan is officially divided into 8 major regions, and each one has its own iconic landmarks, unique culture, things they’re famous for, and role in Japanese history. Let’s take a closer look at each region and what makes them stand out from the rest! Do you have a favorite region in Japan?

Top 10 Japan Tips That No One Talks About

If you’re planning a trip to Japan, it’s important to be prepared! It’s easy to find information on what to pack, or which sight-seeing spots to visit, but what about where to get wi-fi, or how to contact police if there’s an emergency? Here are 10 Japan tips that no one really talks about.