Delicious Wagyu in Japan’s Volcanic Heartland
Known for its smoldering craters, Aso also offers an exotic stop-over for the gourmand seeking to experience the best Japanese ingredients.
The Japanese Village That Inspired Steve Jobs
Tsubame-Sanjo is one of Japan’s leading metalworking hubs, boasting time-honored craftsmanship that has caught the eye of many big-name manufacturers, including Apple.
The Perfect Weekend in the City of Niigata
The first of a series introducing a local insider’s ideal weekend in their home town.
Pokémon Manhole Covers Adorn Japan's Streets
The roads of cities and towns throughout Japan are now dotted with colorful Pokémon manhole covers, creating a tantalizing treasure hunt for fans!
The City of Salmon – A Day in Murakami
Murakami, in northern Niigata, is home to the eerie tradition of hanging salmon. It is also famous for tea, sake, wagyu, and more!
5 Places to Drink in Japan!
The definitive guide to Japan's nightlife is here!
A Cherry Blossom Light-up at Kenrokuen
Cherry blossoms are just as beautiful at night! Join us on a sakura light-up tour through Kenrokuen Park in Kanazawa
Ochoko and More! All About Sake Cups
Deepen your knowledge of Japanese sake culture with this guide to sake cups and other drinking vessels!
10 Delicacies To Try in Shikoku
Delve into Shikoku's exquisite cuisine culture with these 10 carefully-selected delicacies from across the exotic island.
Deep in Snow Country - Yuzawa and Minakami
Join us as we search for onsen and winter scenery through the Yuzawa and Minakami regions of central Japan.
6 of the Best Original Netflix Anime Series
Here we explore 6 of the best 'original Netflix' anime series that have emerged from the streaming service's recent venture into anime!
The Hidden Snacks of Japan
Venture down a lesser-traveled path to discover regional Japan's rich and unique snacking culture!
Surviving Japan’s Winter – Must Have Items!
Thrive in Japan's bone-chilling winter with these 7 must-have (cheap) items!
An Enchanting Autumn Light-up at Saito Villa
Niigata City's historic Saito Villa holds an annual autumn light-up event to flaunt the garden's magnificent foliage!
10 Anime With Real-life Locations in Japan!
Discover the real-life locations of 10 popular Japanese anime, including 'Your Name,' 'Evangelion,' and more!
5 Easy Ways to Save Money Living in Japan
It's never a bad idea to try to save a little money! Check out these 5 thrifty tricks to help you save your hard-earned yennies while living in Japan!
All About Japanese Guesthouses
Guesthouses are a great way to enjoy an authentic and affordable stay in Japan and interact with locals. Join us as we take an inside look at the Japanese guesthouse industry with two guesthouse owners!
Best Happoshu 'Near Beers' in Japan
Happoshu is a cheap, beer-adjacent alcoholic beverage ubiquitous in Japan. Here are 5 of the best happoshu to help you stay on budget while still having a good time!
A Guide to Working Retail in Japan
Whether your passion is fashion, you're interested in adding to your resume, or you need some part-time work, if you're considering a retail job in Japan, here is the ultimate guide to get you started!