Lucia Ju

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How to Spend 5 Days in Kyoto

Arriving at my ryokan in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, a commotion of tourists near the hotel entrance erupted as <i>maiko</i> (apprentice geisha) stopped in front of a silvery-leafed tree to pose for a photographer.<p>Given my location near Gion, famed for the <i>ochaya</i>, or teahouses, where geisha entertain …

Top Things to Do in Japan

When it comes to the top things to do in Japan, including Kyoto, Tokyo and beyond, most travelers have a list of major sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums, or neighborhoods to explore. But for many, Japan's unique culture is an attraction unto itself and simply being immersed into …

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

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13 Reasons Why Japanese Is Easier Than You Think

<i>This is a breath of fresh air when most experienced learners were more interested in "putting me in my place" by "warning" me about the mountain of work ahead, and making sure I was aware that Japanese was the one true hardest language in the world.</i><p>Why Japanese is Easier than You Think<p>Here are but …

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Watch a Japanese Kokeshi Doll Emerge From a Spinning Block of Wood | Colossal

<p>In an age of the ubiquitous 3D printer, it’s easy to forget the joy and beauty of handmade craft. Take, for example, the 400-year old Japanese art …

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