A walk through Japanese Art

 Manga Manga is, perhaps, one of the most famous Japanese art forms. Popular both locally and internationally; it’s hard to escape manga, when in Japan. There are entire stores dedicated to it – targeting a wide audience – with different genres. Over the years, manga has evolved from comic books into graphic novels. Some paperbacks…

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Two Left Fingers

 If you’re considering a trip to Japan, you might want to practice eating with ‘chopsticks’ prior to your visit. Although, larger (more modern) cities such as Tokyo and Osaka always offer an option of a fork and knife; it’s traditional towns (Nara) which might pose a problem. WikiHow offers you a step-by-step guide on chopstick etiquette. We…

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Perks of Getting Lost in Kyoto

The flip-side of not booking in advance, is that, you will never get to stay where you truly want. After Osaka (via Nara), we headed up north, to Kyoto. In the month of November, especially during autumn, everything’s packed or expensive. Our dreams of staying in a traditional Ryokan, in Kyoto, were crushed and we had to…

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Two Jelly Feet

FEAR. How often do you feel it? Paralysing your feet and crippling your thoughts, Stopping you from taking the first step. The fear of a new place, strange food, or an incommunicable language. The fear of surrendering to the elements – underwater or up in the air. The fear of dizzying heights or getting lost…

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Finding Wonderland in Nara

Nara does not feature on the popular tourist grid. Few international tourists choose to visit Nara – compared to Kyoto and Tokyo. But if you’re in Japan, a trip to Nara should definitely feature on your itinerary. What’s more, a day should be sufficient to see the major sights. Nara is conveniently connected to Kyoto and…

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