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Trip Culture

22 Top Souvenir (Omiyage) Ideas to Bring Back From Japan

2018/03/19    , ,

List of Must-Buy Souvenirs from Japan! Are you planning to come to Japan, or are you about to leave Japan? Whenever you travel, you may want to buy souvenirs to take back home to remember your precious experiences. You may also want to share your experiences with your family and friends. Then, why don’t you get some souvenirs in Japan before having a flight back home? There are many kinds of souvenirs (or “omiyage” in Japanese) that you can feel “Japan” everytime you see/use them. The followings are top recommended souvenirs! If you are visiting Tokyo, here are more detailed ...

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Best Omiyage Ideas to Take to Japan that Never Go Wrong

2018/03/16    

Make Sure to Take Omiyage When You Go to Japan! Japan has a unique gift-giving culture, omiyage (お土産), which means souvenirs or gifts that you give to your family, friends, or coworkers when you come back from your trip. If you come to Japan for working, homestay, or going to school, it is a good idea to pack some omiyage in your suitcase. Giving omiyage to people you meet during your stay in Japan shows your caring to those people and brings a moment of joy talking about your home country and culture. But, you may find it difficult to ...

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Food Culture

Guide of Teishoku: A Common Style of Japanese Meal

2018/03/11    ,

The common type of Japanese Meal: Teishoku(定食) When you think of what Japanese people eat every day, you may imagine they eat sushi, ramen, tempura, katsudon, or other dishes that come in one bowl or plate. However, in fact, Japanese people eat “teishoku”- a set meal that comes with the main dish, rice, miso soup, and side dishes - more often than one-bowl/one-plate dish. This page introduces the definition of teishoku, common types of teishoku, and where you can have teishoku in Japan. Let’s see a distinctive aspect of Japanese food culture. What is teishoku (定食)? Teishoku means “set meal,” ...

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Guide of How to Give Omiyage: For Workplace, Host Family, Friends, and Neighbors

2018/03/08    , ,

Let's learn how to give omiyage Japan has a unique culture of gift giving; it’s “Omiyage culture.” What is “Omiyage”? Japan’s Souvenir Giving Culture If you give omiyage to your co-workers, host family, boss, or your friends, you want to be polite and proper, right? For whom should I buy Omiyage? What should I pick for Omiyage? How should I present Omiyage? If you have these questions, you are in the right place now. Taking part in omiyage culture starts before actually presenting omiyage: it starts from making a list of people for whom you will buy omiyage. This is ...

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Culture

10 Stereotypes of Japanese People which are Never True

2018/02/20    ,

Let’s see if your stereotypes of Japanese are true Stereotypes for any race, ethnic groups, country, culture do exist, but particularly Japanese people are one of the most stereotyped groups of people. Some people think that Japan has the weirdest culture on earth, others think that all Japanese people are extremely polite… Imaginations of the mysterious country go endless. Of course, some stereotypes are true, but others are merely a myth. The followings are the stereotypes of Japanese people that foreigners often come up with, but in fact, are never true. 1.All Japanese people are into Anime and Manga Since ...

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Trip Culture

What is "Omiyage"? Japan's Souvenir Giving Culture

2018/02/06    ,

What is Omiyage? It is Japanese Gift Giving Culture! Most of you may buy souvenirs when you take a trip away from home, so do the Japanese. However, what you call “souvenir” is not equal to what Japanese people call “souvenir”- It's "Omiyage"(お土産)in Japanese. So, what is “Omiyage” and what makes it a distinctive aspect of Japanese culture? What are the differences between souvenir and omiyage? Let's learn Japanese curious "omiyage culture" and see best omiyage ideas from popular sightseeing areas- Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hokkaido, and Fukuoka. What is the definition of omiyage? As those who have come to Japan ...

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Food Culture

Guide of 8 Different Types of Sushi: from Nigiri to Sasazushi

Complete guide of Different Types of Sushi! When you think of Japanese food, the first dish that comes up to your mind would be sushi. Yes, sushi is one of the typical Japanese dishes, and Japanese people enjoy eating sushi with friends or family. But did you know that there are many types of sushi? Other than nigiri and rolled sushi which may be familiar to you, but many different types of sushi that you have probably not heard of are found in Japan. Today Japadventure introduces 8 different types of sushi. What is sushi? First of all, what is ...

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Culture

9 Traditional Japanese Masks and their Meanings

2018/01/28    , , ,

Traditional Japanese Masks-History, Types and Meaning The Japanese people today are known to wear surgical masks in public for the protection of disease or for the feeling of privacy. As well as a modern type of masks, traditional masks have been playing an important role in the Japanese society. Traditional Japanese masks are either archetypes borrowed from myths and gods or representing emotions, and they have been used in Shinto shrine festivals, rituals, and traditional drama called Noh. Some of them are quite popular Japanese masks that you can still see today. History of Japanese Masks Masks were originally used ...

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Food Culture

This is What the Japanese Eat for Breakfast!

What is Traditional Japanese Breakfast lkie? In many parts of the world, a nutritious, well-balanced, freshening-you-up breakfast is considered to be important, so is in Japan. As people get busier and busier, people have come to skip the breakfast or have a quick, easy breakfast, but still, Japanese people consider breakfast as important, and they spare time to prepare nutritionally well-balanced breakfast. Each country has a traditional style breakfast, and you can see the essence of that country and culture from it. Traditional Japanese breakfast may be different from other styles of breakfast you have ever seen. What is traditional ...

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25 Japanese Curious Culture Facts; Introduction to Japanese Culture

2018/01/21    , ,

Curious about Facts about Japanese culture? Japanese culture is often referred to “unique” and “distinct” from other parts of the world, especially western countries. There are habits, customs, traditions, and ways of thinking observed only in Japan, which catch many people’s interests. Japan is a country surrounded by the ocean, and not many contacts with other countries enabled Japan to develop cultures inside the country, which made Japanese culture distinct. Here we introduce 25 curious facts about Japanese culture which you may have not known. 1.Four different writing systems Japanese language has four different writing systems: hiragana, katakana, kanji, and ...

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