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If you miss Japan, you should go here! Introduction of a convenience store

 If you miss Japan, you should go here! Introduction of a convenience store







Although I missed Japanese food while staying in Vancouver, there are Canadian cultures such as chips if you go to a restaurant. Even if I go to Seven Eleven, I cannot find a box lunch or rice ball! A Japanese convenience store is the perfect choice for you!

KONBINIYA on Robson Street, famous for their giant Pocky sign, is 23 years old this year. The official name is, KONBINIYA JAPAN CENTER. Many of the guests are local Canadians, but Japanese people can easily get Japanese food and Japanese can communicate with the Japanese speaking staff.

Inside the store there are tens of thousands of items, ranging from popular Pocky for Canadians and Japanese pickles, Natto, and especially popular rice balls, lunch boxes and cup noodles for Japanese travelers. It is also a pleasant to find a lot of sale items which are considerably cheaper than the regular price every week.

If you are definitely missing Japanese food, try going!









ポッキーの大きな看板で有名なロブソン通りにあるコンビニ屋さんは今年で23年目です。正式名称はKONBINIYA JAPAN CENTREといいます。お客様の多くは地元カナディアンですが、日本人にとっては日本食が容易に手に入り日本語が通じ、まさしく安心出来る場所です。



TOP3 Japanese restaurant!  You must go;)

Missing or craving Japanese food? TOP 3 Japanese restaurants


When you crave Japanese food, where do you go? The famous places like Guu? Gyukaku? Today I will introduce other izakayas that serve excellent Japanese food.


  1. Suika(

Address: 1626 West Broadway

Phone: 604-730-1678

*Sister restaurant Kingyo


  1. Kingyo (

Address: 871 Denman Street

Phone: 604-608-1677


  1. Shuraku(

Address: 833 Granville St

Phone: (604) 687-6622




Ice skating before summer comes!

Robson square ice skating rink already closed in the end of February..but here is a place you can still do ice skating!

あの有名なRobson square アイススケートリンクは2月下旬に閉まってしまいましたが、3月の今の時期でもスケートが出来るリンクがキツラノにあるのです。


Kitsilano ice rink


Place: The Kitsilano Community Centre (2690 Larch St, Vancouver, BC)
Call: 604-257-6976
*Including a dance studio, fitness centre, ice rink, gym, seniors lounge, teen/youth centre, and playground


Kitsilano Rink – located near West Broadway and Macdonald St – is part of the Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre. The ice rink is open from September to March with skating programs and skate lessons for all ages and abilities. You can rent skates during public skate and lesson times. From April to August, they remove the ice for dry-floor activities such as ball hockey, in-line hockey, trade shows, and special events



コンタクトお得情報 INバンクーバー!








Perfect Lens



〜PerfectLens のいいところ〜











今ならば、あの有名なコンタクトブランド、1DAY ACUVUEが50%オフなどのセールもやっていますし、初めてパーフェクトレンズで注文される方は10%オフです♪







How do you purchase contact lenses? Stocking up on it when you went to Japan? or ordering it from Japan?

There is a simple and easier way to purchase contact lens in Vancouver.

There is a contact lens company in Burnaby which has the most affordable contact lenses in Canada. You can buy it online with affordable price!

If you don’t know how to purchase contact lens please visit us! We will help you, and if you have any uestions, feel free to ask us:)

(LINE: nahokoiwa)

Why we chose PerfectLens?

  • Affordable prices
  • Saves time by buying online, no prescription is needed
  • Punctuality: fast, reliable shipping (sent out the next day)
  • High quality and many options (including colour contct lens)
  • Orders are carefully hand packed in Vancouver

let me introduce our EC member, Naho!

Hi everyone, let me introduce our EC member, Naho!




This lovely woman came to Canada by herself when she was 16. She went to high school in Surrey and graduated high school in North Vancouver. After that, she went back to Tokyo and spent 1 year at Aoyama Gakuin Woman’s College. She got 1st place at a Speech contest as well. Since she likes communicating and interacting with people, she decided to come back to Vancouver to study, “Hospitality Management”. Now, she is working at YVR airport and Enjoy Canada Agency as our social media developer and visa documents assistant.

Naho is a very communicative person and her personality is also very cool! She is a kind, smart and funny person yet super beautiful!

Also, she is great at drawing and dancing, last time, EC’s manager, Akiko and Mariko went to see her show case!

[Dance team, HONEY a’]  @honeydancehbc

To those whom are Naho’s fans and missed that special show, we would like to share with you her sexy dance!
She also, organizes and participates some fun events/seminars at EC.

If you want to know how to improve your English or need assistance with visas and institution applications or are interested in studying, “Hospitality Management”, she is the right person to ask!

Get some counselling from her 🙂



Instagram: @enjoycanada_jp and @naho_x

Happy Thursday to all😘

























Need to ship items to Japan? Take this great deal!

Yamato transport service

Need to ship items to Japan? Kuroneko Yamato is the best option!
Kuroneko Yamato (Yamato Transport Co. Ltd.) is Japan’s largest door-to-door delivery service companiy. It is known as a great service provider.

Why Yamato?
1. Reasonable price
You can choose from three sizes and put as much as you can (should be under 25kg)

2. Safe, Secure and Reliable
You are able to track your shipments and know where it is.

3. Convenient
You can pack your items and fill the paper in our office (you can also pack in your house and bring it to our office), also you can set the time when you want your package to arrive. You can pay by cash and or card.

4. Fast service
Your box will arrive in approximately 6-10 days.
*Some things are restricted to ship to Japan, such as fragile items, sprays, manicures, meat products, converse shoes/boots…etc. Please check the link below.





Enjoy Canadaのオフィスで箱代(3ドル)+送料と日本語での書類を書くだけ! オフィスで荷詰めも可能ですし、家で箱詰めしてオフィスに持ってきてもらってもOK!さらに、お届け時間も設定できます






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It is Friday, everyoneee!! What are you planning to do today? Drinking? Going to clubbing? Karaoke night? Having a fancy dinner with your loved one or friends?

Enjoy YOUR Friday, guys!

How to get a library card?



If you are living in Vancouver, don’t miss the opportunity to get a Vancouver Library Card. Registering in the library can allow you to borrow books and DVD movies as well as to participate in free activities in more than 20 public libraries around the city. Also, there is an Inspiration Lab and you can record professional quality audio and video in one of our recording studios, convert photographs, slides, audio cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and 8mm video cassette tapes into digital file formats at our digitization stations, and edit digital images, audio tracks, and video clips. What a great deal!


English as a Second Language (ESL) students just need a few documents to get the library card.



You should get a current postmark (dated and no more than one month old) to present in the library. If you are living in a homestay or if you don’t have a postmark with your name and address, you should take a letter from the owner of the place that you are living in.


You need more than 6 months of visa to make your library card for free. Other option would be to have the visitor card. In this case you will spend $28.








Take this great deal!


Enjoy Exercise and Get a Fit Body!

Have you ever heard “hot yoga”?

Hot yoga became so popular in Vancouver, but do you know what hot yoga is?


Hot yoga became so popular in Vancouver, but do you know what hot yoga is?

Hot yoga is a vigorous form of yoga performed in a studio that is heated to 105F (40C) and has a humidity of 40 percent. The formal name for hot yoga is “Bikram yoga”.


Survive a couple rainy Vancouver winters, and you’ll know pretty quickly how beneficial heat can be to the body, the mind, and the soul.

There are tons of benefits. Here are some example:

Muscles: The benefits of hot yoga and the heat allows you to achieve greater flexibility and ease getting into the postures, which means you get the benefits from the postures more quickly, and it is safer to push yourself further into the postures

Heart and lungs: Your heart will beat faster creating the same effect as any aerobic exercise, which makes your body burn fat more effectively.

Skin: You sweat! Your body uses sweating to detoxify, and it makes your skin glow

There are various hot yoga studios in Vancouver! Give it a try and get healthy body!







Recommended studios/おすすめのヨガスタジオ:


・Oxygen Yoga and Fitness (

The Best Way to Survive Cold Winter


It’s getting colder and colder in Vancouver. Nothing like a cup of delicious hot chocolate to give you a warm hug on a cold day!

The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is a local excuse for people to treat themselves to mugs of hot chocolate from some of the city’s best cafes. The 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival runs from January 20th until February 14th (the last day of which is Valentine’s Day).

Numerous cafes, bakeries and chocolatiers throughout the region participate in the event by offering extra special gourmet cups of hot chocolate on their menus. Even a few gelato and specialty ice cream shops join in too! Participants includes Thomas Haas, 49th Parallel Coffee, Koko Monk Chocolate, Thierry and Mink Chocolate…etc.


バンクーバーではVancouver Hot Chocolate Festivalというイベントが1月20日からバレンタインデーの2月14日まで開催されています。色々な地域からも沢山のカフェやベーカリーが参加しており、特別なホットチョコレートを提供しています。ホットチョコレートだけでなく、いくつかのジェラート・アイスのお店も参加しています。ラインアップもとても豪華で、Thomas Haas, 49th Parallel Coffee, Koko Monk Chocolate, Thierry and Mink Chocolateなどが参加しています。