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Japanese Culture
When autumn arrives in Japan, landscapes across the country turn all shades of red, orange, and yellow. In Japanese, the process of leaves changing colours is called “momiji“, which is also the name of the...
Japanese Culture
It’s on the back of the ¥1000 bill, on the first page of a Japan Google Image search, and is an almost perfectly symmetrical volcano neatly capped in snow during the winter months. Mount Fuji—Japan’s...
Life in Japan
The month of July in Japan is notoriously hot and humid. But there are many great things to see, do, and add to your Japan summer itinerary. From ancient festivals, delicious food, and rare opportunities...
Only in Japan
Japan’s rainy season or Tsuyu (梅雨) is well-known to most regular visitors to this beautiful country. If you travel here from around the beginning of June to mid-July, you’ll be sure to get a bit...
Life in Japan
The cost of living in Japan can be incredibly affordable depending on your location, accommodation type, and your lifestyle. While it’s often higher than the rest of Asia in some parts of the country, you...
Life in Japan
Usually when thinking of spring in Japan you probably imagine people gathering in parks, watching the cherry blossom trees. That is indeed part of spring in Japan, but there is so much more to experience...
Only in Japan
Spring in Japan is associated with the tradition of 花見 (hanami, flower-viewing) where Japanese people gather in parks to have a picnic under the 桜 (sakura, cherry blossom trees). It is also associated with new...
Life in Japan
Traveling with accessibility needs involves lots of planning and research, especially if you’re visiting an unfamiliar place – but it’s completely doable and worth it in the end! If you’re traveling, or moving, to Japan...
Life in Japan
It can be a maze navigating a job search in your own home country, which can make finding part-time jobs in Japan even more intimidating. Go! Go! Nihon helps students to get a student visa...
Life in Japan
Snowboarding and skiing in Japan are popular winter pastimes, for good reason. The country is recognised as a world-class destination for winter sports lovers, providing high-quality snow, good conditions, breathtaking scenery, and relaxing après-ski activities....
News
We love helping as many people around the world learn Japanese and experience the rich culture of Japan. But we also know that not everyone can come to Japan to study. That’s why we offer...
Life in Japan
Sports are a huge part of life in Japan. It’s so important that there’s even a public holiday each year to promote sports and an active lifestyle. From centuries-old traditional sports to modern sports exploding...
Life in Japan
After a long day spent pounding pavement and taking in the sights, you find a secluded spot to sit – stone steps along a canal that weaves in and out of the city proper. You...
Only in Japan
Don’t be afraid. If anything, get excited. Oh sure Japan’s filled with beautiful temples, food you’ll never forget, and history to get lost in. But how about using a Japanese toilet??  If you have never...
How to
Japanese hot springs (onsen 温泉) have been enjoyed by the Japanese for well over a thousand years; in the days before modern medicine, it was believed that a dip in the onsen could cure just...
Only in Japan
Just one more step. That’s the mantra. Through fatiguing legs, panting breath and beads of sweat starting to form on your skin, you keep telling yourself to push through to your goal – the mountain summit....
Life in Japan
Marco is one of our students from Italy, who was meant to start Japanese language school from April 2020. But then the global pandemic hit, the world went into lockdown and Marco was faced with...
Only in Japan
Already world-famous for its quality powder snow and ski fields, winter in Japan is a truly magical experience. Aside from the snow sports though, there are plenty of ways to experience snow in Japan that...
News
The Japan Rail Pass has always been for tourists only, but for a limited time foreigners – including students – living in Japan will get to make the most out of a special discount JR...
Life in Japan
With so many historical, cultural, and awe-inspiring places to go, it’s no surprise that Japan is on so many travel bucket lists. You may want to plan your next adventure around some of the best...
Only in Japan
It has been 56 years since the Summer Olympics were held in Tokyo, and much has changed. In the 1964 games, there were 19 sports represented, compared to the 33 sports we expect to see...
Life in Japan
In recent years, general interest for traveling to Japan has been growing steadily. And more and more people are considering moving there in the medium or long term. But visiting Japan for two weeks or...
Life in Japan
At Go! Go! Nihon, we love hearing from Japanese students and their experience: we hope you do too! Talking to them offers us the unique opportunity to see and share things from their point of...
How to
We’ve already introduced you to the mysteries of this magnificent mountain but if you want to climb Mount Fuji then you’re going to need a little more information so that you’re ready for your trek....
Life in Japan
When imagining what life looks like in Japan, everyone has their own idea of how things are, but what about reality? We are taking some time to interview one of Go! Go! Nihon’s students, Matthew, who...
Life in Japan
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a language student living in Osaka? Lee, a Go! Go! Nihon student, has taken the time to answer a few of our questions about his experience. Hi Lee, tell...
Only in Japan
Japanese arcades (ゲームセンター)are everywhere in Japan. You have probably seen quite a few while walking about in busy areas. Usually referred to as game centers here in Japan, these tall buildings exist for the sole purpose...
Life in Japan
Do you know how Go! Go! Nihon was born? How was it for its founder, Davide Rossi, to live and study in Japan? We ask him directly in this interview about the Go! Go! Nihon...
Life in Japan
There are many accommodation choices available when moving to Japan but one of the most immersive experiences is to stay with a Japanese host family, generally known as a homestay. It’s an excellent alternative to...
Life in Japan
When moving to Japan, you have a few choices to make about your life there and one of these is where you want to live. One of the more popular options that gives you a...
Life in Japan
Otaku Japan  of Go! Go! Nihon was a joyful time full of surprises for our students. One of them, Robert, decided to share his experience with us about his vacation in Japan. (Go! Go! Nihon Staff): Could...
Japanese Culture
Japan is one of the most culturally rich countries in the world with an interesting history, a ton of non-spoken rules and its own unique costumes, making it easily one of the most fascinating countries...
Life in Japan
While looking back into one of the best months in his life, Zachary decided to share with us his eventful month on Go! Go! Nihon’s Summer Course in Japan. (Go! Go! Nihon staff): Could you tell me...
Life in Japan
Deciding to go to live and study abroad in Japan ten years ago has been the most important decision I have ever made and it really changed my life. There are so many things that...
Life in Japan
I bow on the phone now. I’m not the only one.—And I never feel silly about it, because everyone around me here does the same thing. It’s this slight chin dip that comes with every...
Life in Japan
After a couple of months settling into life on my little island, I caught a bit of rock fever and decided to round up some friends to head into mainland Kagoshima. Our goal: catch a...
Life in Japan
In the middle of a scorching heat wave and sweating from both the unbearable temperature and my overwhelmed nerves, I sat next to my supervisor and twiddled my thumbs as my suit stuck to me....
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Go! Go! Nihon Live and Study in Japan!

In 2009, after meeting and studying at a Japanese language school together, Davide and John start working on a project that will make the process of living and studying in Japan much easier. The idea for Go! Go! Nihon is born. The service and website is launched with Italian, Swedish, and English language support. There is an immediate positive reception to the service and the first long-term students start the October session that year.