Soaking in a natural hot spring, or “onsen,” is one of the most popular Japanese pastimes during the cold winter months. I know just the place to enjoy this truly amazing way to kick back and take in nature – a must-do activity while you’re in the Land of the Rising Sun.
While stationed in Japan or Okinawa, you may have had what seemed like an odd question presented to you by a stranger at some point.
“What is your blood type?”
While your blood type is extremely important to know for medical purposes, why would someone you just met ask you a question like this?
An amazing experience awaits nature lovers and curious travelers alike in the Hakkoda Mountains. Breathtaking vistas amid snowcapped mountains and emerald forests are guaranteed to inspire, while crisp air, babbling streams and chirping birds refresh.
Every culture has its own rules regarding etiquette. In Japan, some of these rules are straightforward while others are more subtle. One of the basic concepts of Japanese society is to maintain social harmony by respecting how others might feel.