The train trip from Tokyo to Matsumoto is one of the most surprisingly magical experiences I have had. You cruise on the “Wide View” train through mountain vistas and sweeping valley scenes. All for the price of standard commuter fare.
At the end you are rewarded with scenes that look like this:
Matsumoto remains one of my favourite cities in Japan.
The word “urusai” in Japanese is a way to say that someone or something is being noisy or disruptive. If someone says it directly to
A look at the key points that make or break Death Note cosplay outfits for L, Yagami Light, Ryuk and Misa.
An extensive list of the main types of Japanese festival clothing. Includes a background to all the clothes you commonly see worn at matsuri!
Who is behind this site?
I’m Peter Joseph Head. I lived in Japan for four years as a student at Kyoto City University of the Arts doing a Masters Degree, have toured the country six times playing music and speak Japanese (JLPT N1). I’ve written songs in Japanese and have released several albums through Tokyo label Majikick Records.