Happy Year of the Goat

On February 19th, China—along with its neighboring countries—is celebrating the coming of the Year of the Goat. If you’re currently not in East Asia, fear not, there are Chinese communities around the world where you can join in on the festivities, and you can always celebrate within your own home.   The Goat: All you need to know Have … 

 

Announcing Korean & Vertical Text

Attention 친구 (chingu), A.K.A. friends! If you haven’t seen it already, Waygo now translates Korean. So those of you who live in China and Japan, it’s time to start planning your vacation to Korea!                                     You might have also noticed some major … 

 

Japan: Home to the World’s Most Expensive Fruit

If you are an avid fruit eater like myself, you better make a fruit budget during your time in Japan. Japan is home to some of the most expensive fruit in the world. To maintain a daily intake of 3-5 fruit servings per day, expect to pay about $10-$15 a day. Japanese convenience stores which are known as … 

 

Waygo takes a Bath (and a Lesson on Japanese Bathing Culture)

While in Tokyo, Waygo had the opportunity to soak up some Japanese culture at an onsen. Onsen (温泉), or “hot springs,” can also refer more generally to spas and bathing facilities and are huge drivers for tourism in Japan.   Waygo visited Ooedo-Onsen-Monogatari located in Odaiba (お台場), a large artificial island area in the Tokyo Bay. To get to Odaiba, … 

 

Tips for Tokyo’s Tricky Trains

Tokyo transportation can be intimidating—I mean, have you seen the map?! Navigating a foreign country (or even a new city within your home country) can be overwhelming. With its massive size and so many uniquely Tokyo characteristics, Tokyo can be especially overwhelming. Our hope in today’s blog post is to make at least one thing—the … 

 

Take a trip to Japan via Japantown, San Francisco

How can you go to Japan for the day without shelling out hundreds of dollars (or more likely—thousands—for a plane ticket)? Head to your nearest Japantown! Did you know San Francisco is not only home to the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, but also the U.S.’s largest Japanese enclave? Last weekend Waygo decided to check …