Sandra is a traveller and language learner in Japan. She first studied in Japan in 2013 and returned in the summer of 2016 for further language learning and travelling.
Special interests are cuisine, architecture, and history of Japan.
From late November until the beginning of January, you will start seeing two-layered mochi varieties in different sizes for sale in supermarkets, convenience stores and food stalls everywhere. Let’s take a look into the tradition of the “kagami mochi!”
December 29, 2016
Conveyor belt sushi restaurants, or "kaiten sushi", are really something that need to be experienced if you are traveling to Japan. Moreover these types of restaurants are vegan friendly. Oh! Really! Let's find out more.
September 5, 2016
You probably heard about the hanko - The personal seal is an important part of Japanese culture and everyday life. Although the importance of hankos in everyday Japanese culture is prevalent, a personalized seal is also a great gift idea or souvenir to bring back from Japan. Whether you want to surprise a loved one with their personal name stamp in Japanese letters, or you just want it as a memory for yourself, you can get one easily without paying a lot of money, and with limited Japanese ability. Where from you might ask? From a vending machine!
September 1, 2016