Shut off to the world for centuries under isolationist foreign policy, Japan really is a country where old meets new.

Handy Lingo

daijiobu: it’s okay
(use when you don’t want a plastic bag)
sumimasen: excuse me (use when you bump into people on a packed train)


Embracing public nudity in the sento and onsen

Getting buried in fresh powder
Discovering a whole nation of karaoke lovers

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