Yoshimi Hundred Caves

Saitama, often thought to be a very boring prefecture, actually contains an incredible out-of-the-way, well-worth-visiting historical site: The Yoshimi Hundred Caves (吉見百穴 Yoshimi Hyakuana). Excavated in the 1880s, the tombs were originally thought to be the dwellings of pre-Japanese little people - maybe the Koro-pok-guru of Japanese folklore. But after this claim was refuted, it was …

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Business Etiquette in Japan

Japanese business culture is pretty strict. Whether it's the exceptionally polite use of language, the long working hours, or the inability to interrupt, Japan has a very hardcore view on business and business etiquette. But luckily for foreign business visitors, not all Japanese companies expect you to know all the ins-and-outs of business etiquette. However, …

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5 Annoying Things about Japan [Video]

Overall, Japan is a fantastic place to live and work, but as you pass through the honeymoon phase of culture shock, some small things begin to niggle away at you. Yes, that's right, this is the 'Frustration Phase' of Culture Shock. So as a response to this, I decided to make a video about some …

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7 Crazy Japanese Superstitions (that might offend)

I'm sure we've all been guilty of some cultural faux pas or other. Whether it's not saying 'God bless you' after someone sneezing, opening an umbrella indoors, or unknowingly using bad table manners, we've all done something to make others uncomfortable. And in Japan, there are many cultural faux pas that you have to be …

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Lake Kawaguchiko: The Perfect View of Mt Fuji

Early one chilly winter morning, I was awoken by my blaring alarm. But instead of being struck with dread, my heart raced with anticipation. You see, I was going to finally strike an item off of my ever-increasing Bucket List: I was going to see Mount Fuji! An active volcano, Mt Fuji (富士山, Fujisan) is Japan's …

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Back in South Africa: Pearly Beach [Video]

During one of the weeks from my excessively long holiday, I visited a tiny little beach town on the Southern coast of South Africa. Two hours outside of Cape Town, this hidden gem contains everything one can need for a relaxing beach holiday. From the beautifully warm ocean, to the dazzling beach, even down to …

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Booth in South Africa: 5 Things to do in Cape Town [Video]

Cape Town is one of the top tourist destinations on the African continent, and with so many things to do there, it was almost impossible to whittle down this list to just five items. But here we are... a list of 5 things to do in The Mother City! (But just remember this list is …

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Booth in Taiwan: A Weekend in Taipei [Video]

If you're looking to jet over to Taiwan for the weekend, then you might find yourself in a place with so much to do and so little time. So here are some recommendations for a weekend getaway in the capital of this wonderful country - Taipei. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-aok6pRGEI First and foremost, if you really want to …

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5 Incredible Reasons to Visit Japan [Video]

Want five reasons to come to Japan? Then check out this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tEmyT4WbS0&feature=youtu.be The Beauty Japan is one hell of a beautiful country. Full Stop. But don't take my word for it. Check it out for yourself! With the rolling mountains, the forests, parks, sweeping landscapes, beautiful oceans, and dazzling lakes, Japan should be on …

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