For many people, a smartphone is an integral part of their daily life and a constant companion while traveling. It is one of the most convenient and useful tools for living and traveling in Japan and replaces the need for items like an (expensive) electronic dictionary or paper train schedules; and while they won’t help you become fluent in Japanese, they can certainly help make your daily life easier. The apps listed here are all available in English on the U.S. market. Also, while I’m an iPhone user, I tried to provide an Android alternative to the Apple apps where possible. [Read more…]
After securing an apartment in Japan and settling in, you may be curious how things will be from here on out. When it comes to paying bills in Japan, it can be really difficult for you, or really hard. Here’s a guide to help you learn how to pay for your own utilities!
Did you know that Japan has the world’s 3rd fastest Internet Speed Connection?
If you’re planning to get Pocket Wi-fi in Japan, here’s a guide on how to use and enjoy all the benefits!
Let’s face it: if you’re a foreigner, finding an apartment in Tokyo is a pain.
If you’re planning to move to Tokyo and need to rent an Apartment, here are some tips and things you should know before moving forward.
How much do you know about Internet and Wi-fi in Japan? Here are some things that you can expect when you arrive.
One of the most frustrating things many foreigners in Tokyo find are the addresses.
In America at least, it is second nature that addresses are based on roads. Each road has a name and the buildings are numbered according to the road. Why would you name specific blocks of buildings? People travel down roads, so they must be named! Even Google Maps makes this assumption so clear:
Hide your peanuts! With this easy origami elephant diagram, hundreds of adorable miniature elephants will be stampeding through your house. So sit back, put on some Dumbo, and fold away.
Don’t forget to download our free printable PDF at the bottom of this page.
QUACK QUACK! With these easy origami duck instructions Learn how to fold a flock in no time! Just be careful not to throw them in the tub–origami ducks aren’t the best swimmers.
Follow our simple picture-guided steps to make one of your own. Be careful not to throw them in the bathtub, these paper duckies will sink!
Be sure to download our free printable PDF of the instructions by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
This is no ugly duckling! Follow our instructions with step-by-step pictures and learn how to make an easy origami swan.
Be sure to download our free PDF diagram of the instructions by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
Ever wanted to learn or teach someone how to fold the classic origami crane? Folding paper should be fun and easy, so we’ve made a simple easy to follow guide on how to fold a paper crane. Check out our printable version of these instructions located at the bottom of the page as well!