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10 things not to pack to Japan

10 things not to pack to Japan

With this being my first overseas trip, I had the intention of packing light. Intention. In the end I took way too much stuff with me, so learn from my mistakes and do not take these 10 items with you. Note: This ‘things not to 

Shiba Inu ceramics are too adorable!

Shiba Inu ceramics are too adorable!

Shiba Inu ceramics really exist! And they’re as adorable and cute as you can probably imagine. Succulent pots, vases, cups plates…. Artist Tetsuya Iseda can create almost anything in the shape of this incredibly populair dog. Photo credits: Tetsuya Iseda Even if you haven’t heard 

Japanese leaf art takes over Instagram

Japanese leaf art takes over Instagram

Japanese leaf art is one of those things you never knew you needed until you saw it. It appears autumn is a great way for the Japanese to showcase their creativity and amazing artistic skills. Locals across the country just randomly cheer up the streets 

Sakura pencil

Sakura pencil

Time to upgrade your desk! After the magic sakura tree you might already have the Japanese spring in your office or home all year long, buy hey, why not do more? A sakura pencil is a great addition to any desk and it makes cherry blossom 

Nightingale floors in temples and castles

Nightingale floors in temples and castles

Nightingale floors are just one of those incredible inventions of Japanese craftsmen, which you will only truly appreciate when you know their function. If you’ve been to Japan before, you might have noticed that some old wooden buildings have floors that make noise with every step you take. What 

10 historic places to visit in Kyoto

10 historic places to visit in Kyoto

Ah, Kyoto. The city was Japan’s capital for over a thousand years, and up to this day you can still see amazing remnants of this rich history. It’s one of the few places which literally has a collection of UNESCO World Heritage sites (yes, a 

Robot restaurant Tokyo – The crazy must-see show

Robot restaurant Tokyo – The crazy must-see show

Robot restaurant Tokyo…. wait, what? Everybody calls this establishment a restaurant, but it’s actually much more than that. Or rather, eating there is actually the tiniest part of the reason why you should go there. What it is? A completely wacky, crazy, over-the-top robot- dinosaur-cabaret-dancing 

Magic sakura tree (desk-size!)

Magic sakura tree (desk-size!)

Now I’m working at an office I somehow always end up searching for Japanese accessories to put on my desk. Bringing in a bit of Japan keeps the office creative and interesting right? You can imagine how happy I was when I found the Magic 

Cool and practical – Pc cushion Japan

Cool and practical – Pc cushion Japan

Is your office boring? Not anymore! With these great pc cushions you can have your favorite Japanese animal on your lap while you work. Not to mention that the animals are made including a plush keyboard to support your wrists. How cool is that?  Credit: 

Nagasaki Holland Village

Nagasaki Holland Village

When I first saw the images of Nagasaki Holland Village I had to blink a few times. Holland, Japan, The Netherlands…. Holland in Japan? As a Dutch person myself I found it hard to believe the houses and windmills in the image above for example