Top 10 Different Types of Japanese Tea for the Health Conscious

By Kate

Tea is nowadays one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Its amazing effects on health and recognition have let many people incorporate it into their daily routine. The origins of tea are still uncertain (some say China, others say India). However, what is sure is that tea has been consumed in Japan for…

Top 10 Japanese Scenery YouTube Channels

By Kate

Japan has been in the mind of Western society since Marco Polo. People have dreamed about reaching its islands to find out what really lies beyond Europe. Nowadays, martial arts and anime have brought thousands of tourists to Japan. Everyone has their own dreams and ways of enjoying this land. But, what do we really…

Top 10 Delicious Japanese Hot Pot Dishes to Make at Home

By Kate

Japan is known for its culinary arts. Some of the best restaurants with some of the best dishes in the world are in Japan. From traditional Kaiseki dining to A5 Kobe Wagyu the list is endless. Here I will introduce you to another Japanese delicacy, Japanese Nabe, or better known as Hot Pot. Japanese Hot…

Top 10 Japanese Cosmetics Online Shopping Stores that Ship Internationally

By Kate

When it comes to beauty and cosmetics, leave it to the Japanese. The Japanese maintain flawlessly youthful and glowing skin, have their cheeks powdered like porcelain dolls, and eye makeup done with perfection. Somehow, the ladies never seem to age, and the gentlemen also aren’t far behind the ladies when it comes to anti-aging skincare…

Top 10 English Speaking Dentists and Clinics in Tokyo

By Kate

Despite the numerous dental clinics in Japan, oral hygiene for non-Japanese speaking residents seems to be limited. However, Japan continues its efforts to internationalize medical services across the country. Not just in Tokyo but there aren’t that many English speaking dentists and clinics throughout Japan. Many of them charge exorbitant prices for a basic check-up.…

Top 10 Japan Visa Application Online Guides

By Kate

Making travel plans can be difficult. Making reservations, deciding how much money to exchange into the native currency, and figuring out how to navigate in a new country–where you might not even understand the language–can all be demanding endeavors. A visa application is no exception. Whether you’re planning a week-long vacation or preparing to move…

Top 10 Japanese Kokeshi Doll Online Shops

By Kate

What are Japanese Kokeshi Dolls? Traditional Japanese kokeshi dolls are handmade, carved wooden dolls. The kokeshi doll boom in Japan seems to have started around the beginning of the 19th century. However, some researches tell that the dolls were given out to visitors in the region even earlier.  The dolls hail from the Tohoku region…

Top 10 Japanese Anime Online Merchandise Stores

By Kate

Japan is a pretty unique country for many reasons: samurais, temples, geishas, tea ceremonies, etc. Nonetheless, if we had to pick something for what the Japanese culture stands out, it could very well be the Anime industry. Not even in their best dreams Mangaka (漫画家) – manga artists like Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball), Masashi Kishimoto…

Top 10 Japanese Snack and Candy Subscription Boxes

By Kate

Many people around the world love Japanese candy and snacks. With everything from mochi to chips, Japan is snack lover’s dream regardless of whether you’re craving savory or sweet. But not everyone can take a trip to Japan to enjoy them. Furthermore, stores outside of Japan that sell Japanese snacks can be difficult to find.…