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Things I Like About Japan #6: Small Drinks Are Actually Small

Today we have another installment of my long-neglected “Things I Like About Japan” series. One thing I really like about Japan is that small drinks are actually small here. In the US, we’ve… Continue reading

Things I Like About Japan #5: Koi

Koi, Naiku, Ise, Japan by kristi-san I love fish. When I was growing up, my father had both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. I used to enjoy reading books about different species of fish:… Continue reading

Things I Like About Japan #4: Onsen

Picture courtesy of the Yunogo Grand Hotel One of the best things about Japan has to be its onsen. What are onsen, you ask? Onsen (温泉) is the Japanese term for hot springs,… Continue reading

Things I like about Japan #3: Fans

As I think I’ve mentioned repeatedly, summers in Japan are hot and humid (蒸し暑い, or mushiatsui, is a phrase you’ll hear countless times). There are a few things that make this bearable, however.… Continue reading

Things I like about Japan #2: Shaved Ice

Summers in Japan can be brutally hot and humid, but one thing I always look forward to is shaved ice, or kakigōri. Kakigōri (かき氷) is basically a snow cone, but it’s so much… Continue reading

Things I like about Japan #1: Kotatsu

It’s only the second day of my language program here in Japan, and I’m already exhausted and drowning in work. Given that, I’d like to take the time to share one of the… Continue reading