Local tells Top 10 Souvenirs to Purchase in Kyoto


Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Every time I go to a new location, one of the biggest questions I pose myself is “what should I bring to my new friends and host families?” I have struggled to choose the best possible gift that can represent my hometown as well as Japan, that will truly be loved・・・

Local tells Top 10 best Japanese Snacks in Japan!


Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! The Japanese snacks seem to be everyone’s favorite these days. There have been many articles and videos on social media detailing various types of the Japanese snacks. Not only are these snacks the top souvenir pick for foreign travelers visiting Japan, but these days, there are even services abroad to purchase・・・

Local tells 10 Most Popular Japanese Foods and Cuisines in Japan!


Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! For many of you traveling to Japan, experiencing Japanese foods and cuisines is one of the ultimate goals in Japan. Japanese cuisine (washoku) has also recently been registered as UNESCO intangible heritage, and it has been getting more and more attentions abroad. Nowdays, many foreign youtubers are also hosting food channels・・・

Local tells 10 Common Phrases in Japanese Greetings!


Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! As you travel in Japan, don’t you wish you speak a bit of Japanese? Many people in Japan do speak a little bit of English but we are so shy to try speaking! This makes it difficult for our foreign travelers to get acquainted with the locals. Becoming connected with the・・・

Local tells 10 Osaka Dialects and Slangs that Make Osakans Happy!


Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Did you notice that there are various dialects in Japan? Though we share a single language, Japanese, depending on the region, we speak in different dialects, have different slangs and use different intonations. Some dialects are so different that people from other regions sometime do not understand exactly what is being・・・

Local tells Top 6 best Night Tours in Tokyo!

Sightseeing Tokyo

 Tokyo, as one of the biggest metropolitans in the world, has so much to offer for nightlife. Many of you might have witnessed how colorful, literally and figuratively, the Tokyo nightlife is through scenes in movies, commercials, social media, etc. Options for nightlife are endless that it might actually overwhelm those of you who・・・

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