225 episodes

Join SayuriSaying for an enriching journey into Japanese culture and language, perfect for intermediate learners and cultural enthusiasts. Dive into a variety of topics, from social norms to personal insights and cultural concepts like '縁(En)'. Enjoy engaging discussions, both in solo narratives and special episodes featuring guest speakers, bringing Japan's essence closer to you. Explore deeper with our transcripts and video podcasts at sayurisaying.com. Subscribe for a unique blend of insightful language learning and cultural experiences with us🐧!

Everyday Japanese Podcast Sayuri Saying

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    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

Join SayuriSaying for an enriching journey into Japanese culture and language, perfect for intermediate learners and cultural enthusiasts. Dive into a variety of topics, from social norms to personal insights and cultural concepts like '縁(En)'. Enjoy engaging discussions, both in solo narratives and special episodes featuring guest speakers, bringing Japan's essence closer to you. Explore deeper with our transcripts and video podcasts at sayurisaying.com. Subscribe for a unique blend of insightful language learning and cultural experiences with us🐧!

    225. Japan's Eel Cuisine: The Delights of Unajū | うな重

    225. Japan's Eel Cuisine: The Delights of Unajū | うな重

    In this episode, we dive into the savory world of うな重(Unajū), a traditional Japanese dish of grilled eel served over rice in a special box. Discover the culinary nuances between the Kanto and Kansai styles, and learn about the best side dishes like Umaki and liver soup to enhance your Unajū experience. We'll also discuss the cultural significance of this dish and share tips on how to fully enjoy it. Whether you're a seasoned fan or new to Japanese cuisine, this episode will tantalize your taste buds and deepen your appreciation for Unajū!

    Check out our transcripts, video podcasts, and Japanese learning resources at⁠⁠: https://sayurisaying.com/unaju-delights

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    • 11 min
    224. Sakatsu: The Art of Sauna in Japan | サ活

    224. Sakatsu: The Art of Sauna in Japan | サ活

    In this episode, we explore サ活(Sakatsu), the growing trend of sauna activities in Japan. Discover the steps to enjoy a sauna, from hydration to "ととのう(totonou)" – the ultimate state of relaxation. I share my personal sauna experience and delve into the cultural impact of saunas in Japan. Whether you're a sauna novice or a seasoned enthusiast, this episode offers insights into why "Sakatsu" is captivating people of all ages and genders. Visit our website for more details and links. Tune in and unwind!



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    • 13 min
    223. The Hidden Costs of Tourism: Overtourism and Its Impacts in Japan | オーバーツーリズムと観光公害

    223. The Hidden Costs of Tourism: Overtourism and Its Impacts in Japan | オーバーツーリズムと観光公害

    Japan is experiencing a tourism boom, but it's not without its downsides. In this episode, we examine the impacts of overtourism and "tourism pollution." Learn about the overcrowding in Kyoto, noise pollution, littering issues, and environmental damage in popular spots like Mount Fuji. We'll also discuss measures being taken and potential solutions to these challenges. Tune in to understand the delicate balance between welcoming visitors and preserving the local environment and culture. Join the discussion on sustainable tourism.

    Check out our transcripts, video podcasts, and Japanese learning resources at⁠⁠: https://sayurisaying.com/the-hidden-costs-of-tourism-overtourism-in-japan

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    • 12 min
    222. 【会話】Daily Routines and Household Chores with YUYU | 日常と家事についてYUYUさんとおしゃべり

    222. 【会話】Daily Routines and Household Chores with YUYU | 日常と家事についてYUYUさんとおしゃべり

    Join us for a lighter episode as we welcome YUYU to discuss daily routines and household chores. From seasonal clothing changes in Guadalajara to his kitchen duties and cleaning habits, YUYU shares how he manages his home life. Learn about cultural differences in household chores between Japan and Mexico, and enjoy a fun conversation about everyday life. Whether you're curious about living abroad or just looking for practical tips, this episode has something for everyone!

    Check out our transcripts, video podcasts, and Japanese learning resources at⁠⁠: https://sayurisaying.com/daily-routines-and-household-chores-with-yuyu

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    • 28 min
    221. Experiencing a Cold in Japan: Vocabulary and Personal Insights | 風邪をひきました

    221. Experiencing a Cold in Japan: Vocabulary and Personal Insights | 風邪をひきました

    In this episode, we delve into the experience of catching a cold in Japan. I'll share my personal experience of having a cold after five years, discuss the causes and lessons learned, and introduce essential vocabulary for describing cold and illness symptoms in Japanese. This episode offers valuable insights into recognizing and articulating health-related experiences in Japanese, helping you stay prepared and informed. Join me as we explore this topic and stay healthy together!

    Check out our transcripts, video podcasts, and Japanese learning resources at⁠⁠: https://sayurisaying.com/japanese-vocabulary-cold-and-illness

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    • 17 min
    220. Exploring Yojijukugo: My Favorite Four-Character Idioms | 好きな四字熟語

    220. Exploring Yojijukugo: My Favorite Four-Character Idioms | 好きな四字熟語

    In this episode, I repeatedly referred to 四字熟語 (よじじゅくご) as 四文字熟語(よんもじじゅくご) by mistake. The correct term is 四字熟語(よじじゅくご), and I apologize for the error!

    Join us on a journey through the fascinating world of 四字熟語, Japanese four-character idioms. This episode highlights three favorites: 一日一善, encouraging daily good deeds; 腹八分目, promoting mindful eating; and 三日坊主, a reminder of the challenges in maintaining new habits. We'll discuss their meanings, share personal stories on how these idioms apply to everyday life, and inspire you to create your own. Perfect for intermediate and advanced Japanese learners eager to deepen their language skills and cultural knowledge.

    Check out our transcripts, video podcasts, and Japanese learning resources at⁠⁠: https://sayurisaying.com/exploring-yojijukugo-favorite-idioms

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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

スチュー君 ,

Perfect for N3 Listening

Sayuri Saying is my favorite listening course as someone at N3 level. After spending a lot of time listening to Nihongo Con Teppei beginner, Sayuri Saying has been a perfect next-level-up. The podcast’s editing, music, choice of topics, as well as the conversation episodes are always pleasant and easy to learn with and listen to. Big recommend for anyone looking to break into Intermediate listening

Goodnight Cassie ,

A must for learning Japanese

This has been a life saver to improve my listening at n2 level ♥︎

She is a great speaker and keeps the perfect level between comprehensive output and challenging vocabulary.

I love the pace of her voice and the real life topics and vocabulary she uses.

I hope to continue learning Japanese and about Japan with her 💕⭐️

Love from Mexico

Coffee_Chick ,

Love this podcast for learning Japanese!

I love Sayuri & Mika’s conversations! They both speak at a great pace for my learning Japanese, and I also love it for learning the more feminine form of speaking (anime speech is fun for slang words, but it isn’t always practical for speaking in the feminine way)! Also, I really appreciate her conversational podcasts for language learning because you can hear the appropriate ways to respond to someone else. In monologue podcasts, you miss these details. However, Sayuri has a very calming voice so I don’t mind listening to her podcasts without guests too.

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