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3 Selected Kobe Izakaya in Sannomiya with Private Seating

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Izakaya

In the Covid-19 era, people have been hesitant about going out to eat. Many people have found it hard to choose what restaurant they should go to in the rare case that they do eat out. Here we will introduce izakaya - casual Japanese pubs - in Kobe’s Sannomiya district that offer secure, private dining rooms. These Kobe izakaya have also firmly implemented countermeasures against Covid-19. You will find three variety-rich restaurants that import fresh seafood, have an option of an all-you-can-eat meat course, and offer an expansive selection of meat and fish.

Learn the Art of Flower Arrangement at Ohara School of Ikebana

Harajuku Other Traditional Arts

Ikebana, flower arrangement, is one of Japan’s most treasured art forms, a time-honored tradition that continues to be relevant even in today’s modern society. Beautifully arranged flowers and plants have permeated Japanese culture in a way that is seldom found in others. The Ohara School of Ikebana has played a major part in keeping the tradition alive, through its many schools in Japan, as well as its 59 chapters abroad, with over 300,000 members worldwide. The beauty of the Ohara School is not only in its floral arrangements, but its ability to share the culture of ikebana with the world. I visited the Ohara Center of Tokyo to try an ikebana class to learn more about this traditional art form.

Solo Traveling: Enjoying a Tasty Night Out in Tokyo!

Shinjuku Other Japanese Food

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than setting off on your own for a solo travel adventure. Tokyo is a perfect choice for solo travelers, offering plenty of sightseeing spots and things to do. On top of that, the city is known as a treasure trove of amazing restaurant and gourmet hot spots, so you might spend a big portion of your time just hopping from one café to the next charming little restaurant, trying local specialties and Japanese classics! Because the choice is so huge, we’re here to showcase Tokyo’s top recommendations for solo travelers, from Japanese-style barbecue to hotpot and sake specialties!

'You Still do THAT?!' 7 Things That Shocked Foreigners About Japanese Weddings

Marrying someone from a different country is bound to lead to a couple of culture shocks and clashes of opinion – no matter how well you get along, there are some things that are just too influenced by your upbringing! Here, we interviewed 7 non-Japanese living in Japan on their opinion of marriage in Japan. Some were married to Japanese people, but some simply commented on the situations of their friends and those around them – either way, there were a few shocks to be had! (The below comments reflect only the opinions of those interviewed).

What's Japan Like for Women Visiting Alone? 24 Tips for Solo Female Travelers

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas

Going abroad by yourself can feel overwhelming, but Japan is one of the best places to do so. There are a number of exciting things to do by yourself, no matter whether you’re more of a lone wolf or want to go out and meet people! Melt into the crowd on a busy shopping street, strike up a conversation at a pub or museum, or take some time for yourself at a quiet temple. Japan even has a variety of women-only options for transportation and activities, so you can have peace of mind when out and about. Japanese people, including Japanese women, are comfortable traveling, eating out, and doing what they like by themselves, so don’t be afraid to make the most of this culture of independence. In this article: ・What to wear and how to pack ・Tips for your arrival ・Accommodation ・Eating out or dining in ・Sightseeing ・Travel and transport ・Emergency information

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