Hello! I'm Michaël. Welcome on Nipponrama, my blog about Japan.

Discover everything about Japan with me!

I’m a French guy living in Tokyo, where I work as a digital marketing manager and consultant for several years now. I decided to share my travel recommendations and various tips to help people settle in Japan on this blog. I hope you’ll enjoy it, and I’m at your disposal if you have any question regarding Japan.

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A blog about Japan and its culture

On this blog, I write on all kinds of topics related to Japan. Thus, I hope my articles will answer your questions, or they’ll make you want to visit this country.

Tourism in Japan

How to prepare your trip to Japan in a few hours

In addition to living in Tokyo, I’ve been traveling throughout Japan since 2013. Follow my travel tips and my itineraries to organize your trip to this wonderful country in a few hours.

Popular destinations

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Tokyo, modernity and pop culture
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Kyoto, the remains of the Japanese traditions
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Osaka, human warmth and urban cuisine
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Kanagawa, from Yokohama to Hakone
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Nara, the deer playground
You can achieve your dream

All you need to know before moving to Japan

There are many ways to live in Japan. In this category, I describe the various visas that can allow you to achieve your Japanese dream. I also give you tips that will help you settle down here.

Things to know before you go

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Accommodation, find an apartment in Japan
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Work, find a job in Japan
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Visa in Japan, live with what legal status
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Transportation, move within Japan
Between tradition and modernity

Discover the diversity of Japanese culture

Japanese culture is very complex. It’s marked by old traditions while continually innovating with new technology and processes. I invite you to learn more about these different cultural aspects in this category.

Creative fields

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Manga and Japanese anime
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Video games, from Mario to Japanese RPG
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Music, J-Pop and other musical genres
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History, from samurais to robots
Start your classes now

My tips for learning the Japanese language effectively

It’s challenging to learn Japanese. Most students don’t know where to start. In this category, I share tips that will help you learn this language faster.

Where to start?

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Hiragana, syllabary for Japanese words
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Katakana, syllabary for foreign words
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Kanji, ideograms of Chinese origin
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Common expressions you must know

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Owakudani Valley: visit the fumaroles of Hakone 1900 1267 Michaël da Silva Paternoster
Owakudani Valley: visit the fumaroles of Hakone
Sensoji: the famous Buddhist temple in Asakusa, Tokyo 1900 1267 Michaël da Silva Paternoster
Sensoji: the famous Buddhist temple in Asakusa, Tokyo
Find your share house or apartment in Shinjuku, Tokyo 800 600 Michaël da Silva Paternoster
Find your share house or apartment in Shinjuku, Tokyo