places

Kanji quiz! Find your Hokkaido spirit animal by seeing how many northern place names you can read

Is your spirit more of a Sapporo beer or a Sapporo bear? Find out with these kanji from the north that stump even Japanese people.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most insane kanji place names in Japan【Weird Top Five】

Just when you thought reading Japanese couldn’t get any harder.

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Artist’s unique artwork imagines Singapore locales as adorable, anthropomorphic characters

If you’re a resident of Singapore, you’ll definitely want to check out what your neighborhood looks like in moe character form!

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Enjoy fine Japanese tea selections and more at Bangkok’s best new teahouse

Peace Oriental Teahouse offers a serene environment to enjoy some of the best teas from Japan, China, and Taiwan.

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Freaky interior of Japanese hospital appears to be made from the stuff of nightmares

They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but that seems to be more of a guideline than a prescription for any and all maladies, and eventually we all find ourselves in the waiting room of a clinic or a hospital for a check-up or to get our head stapled back together.

Medical staff are well aware that clinics and hospitals aren’t exactly the kinds of places that make patients feel at home, so many medical facilities have tried improving their drab décor and entertainment options to help patrons feel more comfortable about their visit.

One clinic in Japan, however, appears to have gone a little overboard in the interior design department, and is making many of its patients feel like they’ve walked straight into a psychedelic nightmare instead.

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