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Haruma Miura, R.I.P. our idol

Haruma Miura

Haruma Miura was a Japanese actor, singer, dancer and musical star. He just turned 30 this April but he decided to depart our world by himself on 18 July. At this moment, no other information other than he committed suicide and he is no longer with us is available for us. Apparently, he left a note in his diary implying his desire to die but we do not know when exactly he left that note. His manager visited and found him dead in his apartment as most unlikely Haruma did not show up for the drama shooting without a notice. This most unbelievable news traveled fast throughout Japan on Saturday […]

Continuously closed

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Update from Omotenashi Japan 20 July 2020 Dear customers, Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, our store is continuously closed until Japan Post resume their services to accept international packages. As of 17 July, they only accept international packages only for China, Indonesia, etc. Most of the countries our customers reside are still under the suspension. *See JAPAN POST Website We hope to receive your orders as soon as their services are resumed. Until then, please go through our products and be ready to place your order! We will let you know when we reopen through our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so please make sure you follow us! We deeply […]

Japanese with Face Masks – It’s our national protocol?

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Most Japanese people start wearing a face mask as winter approaches. It is almost a seasonal sign of cold weather is on its way. Each person who wears a mask has each different reason or purpose. Some for precautions to avoid catching cold, influenza, or pollen in spring, some for public etiquette not to spread whatever you are having or might have, some for fashion or just to protect themselves from the cold air, others are for disguise with whatever the reasons they have like avoiding to be recognised because you are famous, or because of some kind of allergies. Some people wear a mask all year around. Thus, Japan […]

Omotenashi Japan store temporarily closed

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Dear our customers, Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the strong request issued by Tokyo Metropolitan Government, our store is temporarily closed until further notice. You can view the products but cannot proceed the payment. We deeply apologise for your inconvenience. In the meanwhile, stay at home and stay safe. Omotenashi Japan

UPDATED April 1: Caution of COVID-19

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Temporary suspension of acceptance and delivery delays of mail items destined to various countries/territories Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, delivery from Japan to all over the world takes longer than usual base especially for China, Mongolia, Korea and Hong Kong. We hope all of you can keep yourself healthy with washing hands! WHO(World Health Organization) CDC Official Website(US) NHS(UK) European Union Official Website Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry of Foreign Affairs of JAPAN

Egg roll sandwich at 7-evelen

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You can find a 7-eleven convenience store almost anywhere in Japan. But do you know they have a good selection of sandwich snacks and sweets? They are not so expensive but the quality is very high. We would like to recommend their Egg Salad roll sandwich when you want something light to bite. It is just over 100 yen, 120 yen + tax to be precise. The egg mayonnaise is very soft and creamy, the volume of the filling is quite generous, and the roll bread is very soft and light. It is just a right portion for a snack: definitely a healthier snack than a chocolate bar or potato […]

Quick meal at Ringer Hut

Ringer hut

Ringer Hut is a kind of fast food restaurants you can find almost any shopping areas in Japan. They serve Chanpon raman and Sara-Udon, deep fried thin raman with toppings. Both are the most famous and popular local dishes in Nagasaki. Ramen from Nagasaki is called “Chanpon” which means “mix variety of things”. The noodles for Chanpon are quite thick, the soup has unique creamy colour and tastes a kind of creamy as well. Their deep fried thin noodles are called “Sara-udon“. Although it is called udon, the noodles are unlike standard udon. They are deep-fired and each udon is much thinner and very crispy. One portion of noddles is […]

Hydrangea macrophylla – Japanese Ajisai

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It is so gloomy during the rainy season in Japan. The rainy season varies depending on a region but usually in mid-end June in most regions in Japan. In the rainy season, you can alternatively enjoy some indoor activities if you have to visit Japan in June, however, why don’t you look out for a famous garden for Ajisai flowers if the time is right! Ajisai flowers look so gorgeous when many bloomedat the same time at one spot. In Kanto areas, there are many famous gardens that you can see these Ajisai flowers. If you stay in Tokyo, we recommend “Hakusan Jinja”, a shrine-cum-park, “Hakusai Koen”. They have 3,000 […]

Rugby World Cup Japan 2019™ ticket resale site

Rugby WC 2019

Staring from 18 May 2019, the remaining ticket sales of Rugby World Cup Japan 2019™ is sold on a first come first served basis to all the public until July 2019. All the popular fixtures have been almost sold out but some of the interesting fixtures are still available such as England vs Tonga at Sapporo Dome, Hokkaido where England beat Argentina in the 2002 World Cup football game.If you missed to get a ticket for your-dying-to-watch matches, please note that the official ticket resale will start from 31 May 2019. [From the official site] This is to provide fans a safe and secure platform from which to resell Rugby […]

Do you want to stay in Harajuku Pink Hotel?

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It is not common to find a hotel in Harajuku. But Girls! You can find a perfect accommodation in Harajuku and this place is all in pink!! MOSHI MOSHI ROOMS’ first concept accommodation is called “SAKURA”, which means cherry blossoms, and as you can imagine, Sakura is pink. This unique space is dedicated to pink and sakura. The room rate is not exactly economical but it is well worth staying with 4 other friends as the maximum people to share is 5. You can also use the roof top area, which is artistic and fashionable, and ideal for BBQ and a small outdoor party. Staying there is definitely ”Instagenic”, in […]