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Summer Products of Japan

Summer Products of Japan

Though summers are usually all about fun, vacations and hanging out with friends, we gotta be aware of the impending heat that comes along with the season of“fun in the sun”! The summers in Japan are pretty brutal, ruled by high humidity and heat, especially in Tokyo. However, have no fear because Japan has some awesome products to help you deal with the heat! I would like to introduce some of those products to you!   I, myself being from South Florida, do understand what real heat and UV damage is all about, so I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered all the amazing summer products that Japan has to

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Nutritional Energy Drinks of Japan

Another essential part of Tokyo life aside from transportation, entertainment, food and work, is how to stay awake and healthy during those experiences! In this entry I would like to introduce you to the popular and must-drink energy and nutritional supplement drinks of Japan! Japanese energy drinks boast themselves on containing healthy Chinese herbs as the main ingredients in supplying energy and nutrients. But there are just so many of them and they are all written in Japanese thus it’s so hard to find the right one or even to understand which one is an energy drink. So many of the travelers get overwhelmed and miss out on trying the

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Traditional Japanese Crafts of NIPPON-ICHI

As the summer in Tokyo starts heating up the streets, we decided to introduce you to more cool things inside the JR Tokyo train station, a perfect place to pass through or just enjoy on the hot summer day. Tokyo train station is the busiest train station in eastern Japan and boasts an amazing architectural design and the greatest history. When you pass through the magnificent dome gates, you can find a large shopping area where you can discover a ton of fun things and delicious foods. This time we would like to introduce you to the souvenir shop inside the Tokyo station’s Southern Terrace, called NIPPON-ICHI. Originally based in

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Convenience and Ease of IC Cards 

As I mentioned in the ATM entry, Japan is mainly operating on cash-system payment methods. However, there are other options that have become widely and conveniently available in the recent years. IC cards: SUICA IC cards (Integrated-chip cards) are a type of a pre-paid card that is shaped just like a regular credit card but it can be purchased and charged at the train stations only. Having an IC card eliminates an inconvenience of constantly having to carry around cash and trying to figure out how much your ticket to a certain train station would cost. After you got your cash from the ATM just transfer it to your IC

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ATM Machines in Japan

Every time a traveler visits a different country the question of currency and how to pay for what in what way arises. Whether to use cash or a credit card, which stores will accept which type of payment, will the international fees on the credit card be high, if we decide to use cash which ATM will work? Each country has its own rules and systems when it comes to the ways to pay or accept payments. Unlike USA where people rarely use cash at all, in Japan it’s more common to use cash or IC cards and even though recently credit cards are being accepted at some businesses, not

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