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Japanese Food Guide: Everything you should try in Japan!

Japanese Food Guide: Everything you should try in Japan!

I looove Japanese food. How could anyone not love it!? I was incredibly lucky with my initiation into this amazing cuisine. I first moved to Japan as a volunteer assistant language teacher when I was 19. For six months, I lived with three amaaazing host families. For the first two months I managed to try something completely new every day! Since then, I lived in Japan for a further 3 years, but I am still finding plenty of new, interesting…

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Japan – Tips for Climbing Mount Fuji

Japan – Tips for Climbing Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the most climbed mountain in the world and it is on many people’s bucket lists. If you are heading to Japan in the summer, and you like a challenge, why not give this super-star-level famous mountain a try!? There is a famous proverb in Japanese about Mount Fuji: 富士山に登らぬ馬鹿、二度登る馬鹿。Most people translate this as “a wise man climbs Mount Fuji once, only a fool would climb it twice.” I have climbed it twice, so officially this makes me…

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Vancouver Sights – Nitobe Memorial Garden

Vancouver Sights – Nitobe Memorial Garden

I found a really really pretty place o the edge of UBC. It is called Nitobe Memorial Garden and it is like a mini slice of Japan transplanted onto the edge of Vancouver! I have grown to love Japanese gardens. I mean, they weren’t something that I expected to like as a teenager when I first got to Japan. It’s just I have visited so many amazing examples, that I couldn’t help but start to appreciate them. I used to live…

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Japanese Festivals: Honen Matsuri (the Penis Festival)

Japanese Festivals: Honen Matsuri (the Penis Festival)

I’ve mentioned before how much I loooove visiting Japanese festivals. If you’re interested there are other posts about traditional festivals in Nara here. The Hounen Matsuri (豊年祭) or Penis festival, in Aichi, is one of the most fun events I ever attended in Japan. It was such a giggle! It is actually a fertility festival, so it’s not about worshipping willies. And it is held on the 15th of March every year. We attended back in 2008, when the event…

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