Sakura Science Plan really gave me a boost to my understanding about studying in Japan. It made me understand about the research in Japan and really encouraged me to finally choose Japan as my destination for my Master Program.
First, I will comment about the daily life. Daily life is pretty convenient. Japan has one of the best transportation system in the world. This is very helpful to get to everywhere in the city. One of the disadvantage is (if you cannot speak Japanese well) you will have few friend because approaching Japanese using English is quite difficult. But, they are still willing to help which is very nice. The next one is about research life. Research life is not that easy. For some people it could lead to depression because the professor can sometimes demand things that is not easy, but I guess the professor just wants the best from us, right?
I recommend you to learn Japanese before you study in Japan because it will help you a lot in many aspects. You can discuss anything easier if you can speak Japanese well. If your life gets a bit hard, don't forget to take a breath and relax a bit but always keep an eye to your goal. With dedication and spirit, everything can be achieved. 「それで、頑張りましょう！」