Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka – Largest Bronze Statue of Reclining Buddha

Nanzoin Temple and Buddha Statue
Today my wife and I went to Nanzoin temple here in Fukuoka, we rode the train to Yoshizuka and then took a train that went past Yusa to a train stop that I couldn’t properly pronounce very well, all I knew was that it had the kanji for previous at the end…

http://nihonscope.com/spiritual/nanzoin-temple-fukuoka-largest-bronze-statue-reclining-buddha/

Japanese Trains – A Few Things You Might See

A Few Interesting Things You Might See Happen on a Japanese Train Ride
Over the last couple weeks, my wife and I have road the trains almost everyday, and for the most part most of the Japanese seem to follow the etiquette rules set by society, BUT every single day I see some Japanese breaking…

http://nihonscope.com/etiquette-in-japan/japanese-trains-things-might-see/

Happoshu Beer – A Beer Advocate Tries Cheap Japanese Beer

Just arrived in Japan and decided I’d give the dreaded happoshu beer a try. I’ve had over 1,500 different types of beers (rough estimate) over the last 10 years, so when I heard of happoshu beer I decided I’d be best to stay away. BUT…. being in Japan and being an…

http://nihonscope.com/food-and-sake/happoshu-beer-beer-advocate-tries-cheap-japanese-beer/

Difference Between – To Give Birth, To Be Born & Birthplace in Japanese

An Odd Coincidence – A Japanese Lesson About Birth on Easter.
In light of the Easter holiday I find this lesson to be very interesting, because the day I finally decide to get these three words straightened in my mind it falls on Easter, and what’s more appropriate then words…

http://nihonscope.com/learn-japanese/difference-give-birth-born-birthplace-japanese/

Hidden Costs of Traveling 5 Tips to Keep in Mind

Getting Cheap Tickets is Nice But Are They Really Cheap?
If you’re thinking of moving to Japan (or anywhere across the globe) for school or work or even just to travel then there is somethings you should know. If you are traveling to go to school or for work you’re most likely going…

http://nihonscope.com/tips-and-tricks/hidden-costs-of-traveling-to-japan-5-tips/

How To Use A Japanese Toilet – A Flier Notice From School

Yoga’s Real History – Having to Use Japanese Toilets

This was actually a pamphlet given to us from FFLC. Funny stuff like this is everywhere in Japan. Totally not politically correct for many tender footed Americans sadly, but that’s what makes it epic, this would be cry baby…

http://nihonscope.com/japanese-culture/use-japanese-toilet-flier-notice-school/