All About Japan

Elizabeth Sok

Elizabeth Sok

All About Elizabeth Sok
Elizabeth is a writer and stay-at-home mother wrapping up her PhD dissertation in Japanese and Canadian History from her home in Kyushu. If she’s not in a bookstore scouring the shelves for new finds, flipping through a recent fashion magazine, or ordering a royal milk tea to go, she is probably in a nearby park teaching her daughter the names of flowers in English and Japanese.
What I like about Japan
The history, the quiet and spotlessness, the sprawling bookstores that I was so thrilled to finally unlock, the food, the sweets (special honours for strawberry shortcakes, mille-crepes, hojicha anmitsu, and Hakata's Torimon omiyage), the shopping, and SMAP.
Buying Old Tokyo: Asakusa, Jinbocho and Nakano

Buying Old Tokyo: Asakusa, Jinbocho and Nakano

Walk, shop, and explore three locales in Tokyo—Asakusa, Jinbocho, and Nakano—and immerse yourself in history and culture.

Japan’s Golden Age of TV: Trendy 90s Dramas

Japan’s Golden Age of TV: Trendy 90s Dramas

Watch four classic J-dramas and fall in love with Japan all over again!

Discover 5 Classic J-Pop Artists

Discover 5 Classic J-Pop Artists

Listen to oldies but goodies from five of Japan’s very best singer-songwriters!

Nanzoin: Discover Fukuoka's Reclined Buddha

Nanzoin: Discover Fukuoka's Reclined Buddha

Fukuoka has a well-earned reputation as one of Kyushu's culinary hotspots, but it's also home to an incredibly unique temple! Hop on a train from Hakata Station to see the largest reclining bronze Buddha in the world tucked into a Kyushu mountainside!

Canal City: Exploring Fukuoka's Luxury Mall

Canal City: Exploring Fukuoka's Luxury Mall

Check out Canal City Hakata for all of your entertainment needs! Whether you’re in search of an extraordinary date night, cafe time with friends, or fun with the kids, it has you covered!

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