Survival Japanese for travelling in Japan

Japanese people are some of the worst English speakers in the world, so it’s best the learn a few key phrases before you visit Japan. There will be times when you are trying to communicate with someone who has absolutely no English ability. Having said that, one of the great things about Japan is thatContinue reading “Survival Japanese for travelling in Japan”

Japanese ‘Engrish’: Recent Highlights!

You see them almost everyday…. The Japanese love to use English, but usually make very weird and strange mistakes. Here are some recent highlights, or as the Japanese say ‘hairaitsu’: It’s always a great idea to use Google Translate for emergency instructions! Pungent tea! This looks tasty too! I wish I had a job ofContinue reading “Japanese ‘Engrish’: Recent Highlights!”

Beautiful English garden with a Japanese twist – Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, Tokyo

Kyu-Furukawa Garden is a really nice place to go in the summer or spring. It’s a strange mix of a traditional English garden with a traditional Japanese garden. Two gardens for the price of one! During May and June the roses are in full bloom, so we had a look. The English manor house isContinue reading “Beautiful English garden with a Japanese twist – Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, Tokyo”

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens (旧古河庭園) could be described as a half English, half Japanese garden. One half looks like a traditional English garden, with a manor house and roses, while the other half has a traditional Japanese pond and stone structures. Budget travel tips Sakura Hot Spring and Rikugien Garden are within walking distance, so save some money andContinue reading “Kyu-Furukawa Gardens”

Engrish of da Month Version 2 – Funny English from Japan!

Here are some recent ‘Engrish’ highlights from Tokyo!  Room 201 looks like fun. Someone has been using Google Translate. “No bouding port of the plantform. Amoing torans only”.  Stopped in the middle of rush hour to take this.  Want to move to Ass Building No.2? Seen in Shinjuku.  Don’t let the children listen….forever! In JapanContinue reading “Engrish of da Month Version 2 – Funny English from Japan!”