Fukuoka – A Two Face City for a Break from the Busy Cities to the North

I have to agree that most of the beautiful and amazing cities in Japan are located on their largest island, which is Honshu Island, where Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka are located. However, it doesn’t mean that the cities located on smaller islands around Honshu Island are less appealing compared to the cities on the mainland. One of the proofs for my sentence could be found in Fukuoka, which is a city of 1.5 million citizen that was as one of the most liveable city on earth. Great views, relaxing atmosphere, and rich in culture, Fukuoka is the place for those who wants to take a break from the fast-paced cities to the north. Continue reading

Akemashite Omedetou Happy New Year 2013!!!


New year eve in Tokyo (via the times)

Akemashite Omedetou or Happy New Year 2013!!! It’s been quite a while since the last time we posted an article. Well, sorry about that since in the first week I was still kind of lazy and in the last week I was kind of busy with works. However, worry not since now Japanesense is back again to fill this blog up with the latest news and articles about the Japanese stuffs! Starting from tomorrow, Sultan a.k.a Saladine will post new article again and, just like usual, I will post my newest article on Friday. Once again, we’d like to wish you all of you guys Happy new year 2013! We hope there will be greater things in this year for all of us! See you later guys and be sure to start following Japanesense again! :)

Below here are some of the pictures of Japan’s 2012 year-end..

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Winter Wonderland – the Enchanting Christmas Illuminations in Tokyo!



Hello everyone! How’s your Christmas day? I hope it was great since today, still in the mood for Christmas, I’m going to present you some pictures of the Christmas Illuminations that we can find in Tokyo!  Just as what I said in some previous posts, that the Christmas and year-end time is the best time to go travel around Tokyo! The reason is because there are so many glittering and enchanting Christmas Illuminations in every famous areas in Tokyo, such as Roppongi, Shiodome, Omotesando, etc that are going to transform the bustling, crowded metropolitan Tokyo into an amazing “Winter Wonderland”. So, get ready to see the magical romantic year-end that you can have in Tokyo! Continue reading

A Glimpse of Japanese School’s Life – Part 3

|This post is written by Saladine|

Welcome back, dear reader! It’s my 3rd post on the issue of Japanese School’s Life. Time sure fly fast, isn’t it? Continuation from the 2nd post, today I will cover the “interesting” fact about Japanese School, the school trips, and the proud times of graduation day! Hmmm, the way I used word seems cliché today. Maybe the cafe environment hinder my writing technique? Oh well! Let’s get down to lecturing!

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A Glimpse of Japanese School’s Life – Part 2

|This post is written by Saladine|

Hello and welcome to the 2nd part of Japanese School’s Life! In my previous post, I state the general information in Japanese school’s life, so in this post I’ll try to cover a different aspects. What kind of article I will write today, you might ask? Well, honorable reader, today I will cover the Japanese School’s buildings and the inside, and the ever-diligent hobby of cram school! I really wish I can cover more today, but I’m afraid that will make this article rather long and boring. Enough apologizing! Without further ado, let’s get on to the main topic!

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Colourful Harajuku – The Ground Zero for the Hang-Outers in Tokyo – part 1 Yoyogi Park

|This post is written by Randy|

Welcome back to Japanesense guys! This time we’re going to one of the trendiest area in Tokyo, it’s one of the most renowned pop culture and fashion spot in the world,  it is Harajuku! I’m sure you are all familiar with this area that always filled by lots of youngsters hanging around day and night. This famous area has its own distinction since this area offer the serenity of the traditional taste of Japan that you could find in the Meiji Shrine, the hilarity of the trendy Takeshita Street, to the luxury; high-class area of Aoyama, all of them located in one big area. It’s also said that Harajuku is leading in pop culture since lots of  new trends have been created in this very area. Now, let’s take a glimpse more about this ground-zero for the hang-outers in Tokyo!!

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A Glimpse of Japanese School’s Life – Part 1

|This post is written by Saladine|

Are you like me? I’ve always wonder when I see Manga and Anime with the genre of school life, it seems they have a lots of event in a year, a strict-to-the-boot regulation, and a fun extracurricular with many varieties. Not only that, they also seems to have an interesting cultural event that brings out teamwork in students. Now on this occasion, I would like to share a little background of Japanese School Life that I find interesting. For starter, I will share you all the basic information of Japanese education system, then gets to the specific. Let’s take a look inside.

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