Izakaya strategies and our recommended backstreets

During your trip to Japan, you should definitely experience izakaya bar culture. Image from Flickr In these establishments you can enjoy Japanese-style cocktails and tapas dishes for extremely reasonable prices. The dishes tend to be smaller, and you would usually share the dishes with everyone. If you don't know what to eat, hop into an … Continue reading Izakaya strategies and our recommended backstreets

The 4 best districts to visit in Tokyo by theme

The kanji for Tokyo literally translates as "eastern capital" and just as the term "capital" may suggest, it is huge! Not only that, but each area within this capital has its own unique character and charm, so paired with the sheer size of the city, it's difficult to see everything that you might want to … Continue reading The 4 best districts to visit in Tokyo by theme

Hot? Cold? Japan’s clothing forecasts and functional clothing

No matter where you travel, you always check the temperature so you know what to wear. Today, we're going to show you an app that you can refer to when you want to know what clothing is best to wear on your trip to Tokyo. We'll also let you know about some handy and functional … Continue reading Hot? Cold? Japan’s clothing forecasts and functional clothing

Number 1 thing you should do in Hokkaido: Ski/Snowboard

Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan is getting more and more popular over the years for the fluffy powder snow. View of Mt Yotei from Kutchan town The sweet spot for ski/board freaks still is Niseko, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Mt Fuji of Hokkaido, Yotei. Mt Yotei actually helps the … Continue reading Number 1 thing you should do in Hokkaido: Ski/Snowboard

Let us help you have a better working environment in Japan

Yesterday we encouraged future visitors to Japan to call us to better plan their trip. We hope we get to help your visit to Japan in 2020! Our team are mostly English and Japanese bilinguals that want to solve as many issues as possible for international visitors here. You can read about why the website … Continue reading Let us help you have a better working environment in Japan

An Art Gallery you shouldn’t miss in your stay in Tokyo: HULS

Ideas and stories lie at the beginning of every project. So what drove these project leaders to launch these projects in the first place? In this series of articles we will be introducing the stories of projects and businesses that we think you should drop by during your visit to Japan that particularly captured the … Continue reading An Art Gallery you shouldn’t miss in your stay in Tokyo: HULS

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.

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