The reasons I chose Hokkaido as a place to settle out of all the other cities in the world.

As I talked about myself earlier in this article, I am a foodie grown up in a foodie family. https://helpingdragon.com/ryu/ I am in love with the food in Hokkaido! And I might not be able to live outside of it anymore... So I talked about this in my intro article but I was born near … Continue reading The reasons I chose Hokkaido as a place to settle out of all the other cities in the world.

Traveling Tokyo with babies and small children

When you’re traveling with babies and small children you naturally end up carrying a lot more stuff and moving around becomes a worry. What’s more, Tokyo is always crowded and few people are willing to give up their bus or train seat for you. It’s not the best place for kids... I have two children … Continue reading Traveling Tokyo with babies and small children

Tips on how to protect yourself against disasters in Japan

Japan has experienced many disasters, including earthquakes, typhoons, and heavy rains in recent years, so the chances of international visitors encountering one of these events are relatively high. Image created by Hiro If you had never experienced these kinds of disasters in your home country and then happened to be affected by one when you … Continue reading Tips on how to protect yourself against disasters in Japan

Four types of stores you should know how to use in Japan

There are lots of useful little stores in Japan, but did you know that Japanese people use them all for different purposes? How do we Japanese use the multitude of stores in our country? Today, we’ll be looking at the uses for the drugstores, 100 yen stores, and 300 yen stores, that are so essential … Continue reading Four types of stores you should know how to use in Japan

Useful knowledge: Avoiding the crowds on public transport

image by Hiroyuki Oyagi Tokyo’s trains are famous all over the world for how full they are. During rush hour, it’s not uncommon to see station attendants pushing the passengers spilling out of the carriage back through the doors and for commuters to be packed together like sardines. Now, what if you had to lug … Continue reading Useful knowledge: Avoiding the crowds on public transport

4 free tools to help you get around Tokyo more easily

Photo by Tianshu Liu on Unsplash Hello again! In this article we’ll be introducing you to free tools that help you get around Tokyo. If you know which apps will help you to use free Wi-Fi spots effectively, or show you where you can charge your phone or tablet, then those will make traveling this city much easier. … Continue reading 4 free tools to help you get around Tokyo more easily

The Best tip when traveling Japan: make full use of the “konbini” convenience stores

There are more than 55,000 convenience stores in Japan. Japanese convenience store companies like 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, and Lawson, have worked hard to develop their products and services, earning a reputation for one of the highest quality convenience store products and widest range of services available in the world.  They have also recently been developing more … Continue reading The Best tip when traveling Japan: make full use of the “konbini” convenience stores

10 things you should know before coming to Japan

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics draw closer, many people are probably planning a fun trip to Tokyo. However, Japan may be more difficult to travel than you might first think. Even Japanese people like us have trouble getting around the crowded, complicated, and vast city of Tokyo! According to research carried out by the Japan … Continue reading 10 things you should know before coming to Japan