Essential Basic Japanese Greetings and Phrases

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Your introduction to some basic Japanese greetings and phrases to make your trip a little more enjoyable. Learning some basic Japanese before your trip will ensure your well equipped to prevent stress during simple events such as navigating a taxi driver or asking where the bathroom is. Landing in Japan is a surreal experience. If, like me, you had an overnight flight without a wink of shut-eye then you’ll be craving some sleep. Oh, and a shower after being crammed in-between two over-sized men for the past 10 hours. All that aside, I can’t contain my excitement each time I […]

5 tips for First Timers in Japan

Temples and Trees

So, your all booked and off to Japan? You won’t regret it… Before you leave, it’s a good idea to educate yourself on what you can do to make your trip a little more enjoyable. Here are our Top 5 Tips for first timer’s. LANGUAGE You don’t speak Japanese, but you want to visit Japan? Don’t stress, this is not a problem. Japanese people are extremely friendly and welcoming. Regardless of your language abilities, you’re still going to have a great time. We do recommend you be prepared with a few greetings and important phrases. Not only will any attempt […]