Have a look at photos of wildlife, festivals and travel sites here. Sharing tips for travelers with a twist of humor is part the life I enjoy in Okinawa, Japan. Photos and text Copyright © Michael Lynch. All photos contain traced digital watermarks. You may contact:http://www.ryukyulife.com/ for licensing.
Japan: Insider Tips
Here I'll throw together a hodgepodge of posts for those who may be coming to Japan, or are already here, who would like to learn a bit about the culture without having to stumble around learning things the way I do, mostly by accident.
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Coming of Age Day
Bullfighting in Okinawa
Chopsticks and Why You Don't Pass Food with Them
Cycling in Japan
Drinking and Driving in Japan
Funeral Envelopes in Japan You don't want to confuse this with any other envelope.
Karaoke in Japan
Knife Carrying in Japan
Lost and Found Wallet
RYUKYU ISLANDS What The Heck Is A Ryukyu?
Squatter-Style Toilet AND Proper Positioning (boys) Infographic
TORII GATE: SHRINE OR TEMPLE ?
TIPPING IN JAPAN As a RULE You DON'T: THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE
TIPS FOR TRAVELERS GOING TO SHURI CASTLE
Truck Culture in Japan
VALENTINE'S DAY IN JAPAN
WEDDING ENVELOPES IN JAPAN
YEAR OF THE RABBIT 2011
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