Five Hokkaido Dishes to Warm Up Your Winter!
When the winter weather on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido turns delightfully cold, you can be sure that these local dishes will warm you up from the inside.
Our Otaku Journey: Part II, The Big Move to Japan
The second episode in a series of conversations between two generations of otaku—Patrick Macias (Gen X) and Selina Lin (Gen Z)
Don't Leave Japan Without Feasting on Crab!
Showcasing Japan's Matsuba crab. Add this luxurious and delicious dining experience to your Japan itinerary
A Pilgrimage to Japan’s Remarkable Zero-Waste Town of Kamikatsu
Sustainable Development Goals Shikoku
This secluded mountain town in central Shikoku has been an inspiration to people from around the world who come to experience its innovative programs and world-class sustainable tr...
Good Reads: A Passion for Japan
In this new book, 31 foreigners who have made Japan their long-term home share their passions, from sumo to baseball, traditional festivals, martial arts, the tea ceremony, and man...
California Transplant on Mission to Save Japanese Crafts
Many traditional Japanese crafts are under threat. This man is on a mission to save them for future generations.
Hiking Japan's Michinoku Coastal Trail: 4-Day Itinerary in Iwate
This section of Japan's 1,000-kilometer trail down the northern Pacific coast offers great hiking, spectacular views of the rugged coast and insights into the devastation caused by...
Nine Treasures of Japan You NEED to See. Here’s How!
Japan classifies certain precious objects as "National Treasures." Each has so much to teach us about Japanese history and culture. How many do you already know?
Japanese Craft Gin: What You Need to Know, and 4 of the Best Brands
Japanese craft gin is taking the world by storm, as global tipplers fall in love with the country's unique botanicals and commitment to quality.
Picturesque Waterfall Country (and Ninja) in Central Japan
Few places offer as many accessible waterfalls in one area as the Akami 48 Waterfalls, in Mie Prefecture.
6 of Japan's YouTubers that Will Have You Hooked
These Japan-based Youtubers have become global phenomenons, with a spicy mix of day-in-the-life stories, travel tips, and plenty of insight into all things Japanese. Find out why t...
Hiking Japan’s Michinoku Coastal Trail: 2-Day Model Itinerary
Here’s an easy-to-follow itinerary for hiking the northernmost part of the Michinoku Coastal Trail, accessible to beginners and long-trailers alike.
The Old Town of Sawara: The Ideal Day Trip from Narita Airport
From centuries-old buildings to botanical gardens and picturesque canals, the Edo-era town of Sawara is a joy to discover—and a short distance from Tokyo’s Narita Airport.
Walking Japan's 1,000km Michinoku Coastal Trail
Ten years after one of Japan’s most deadly disasters, a region is reborn--and it is home to the best hiking trail you’ve never heard of.
Discover Japanese Woodwork Traditions at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
This Kobe museum features the traditions and technology of Japanese carpentry and tool artisanship that are used in buildings from simple tea houses to complex temple designs.
The Japanese Island that Inspired the Action-adventure Game: "Ghost of Tsushima"
A visit to the remote border island of Tsushima, a place full of fascinating history and natural beauty that inspired the Ghost of Tushima video game.
My Perfect Weekend in the City of Sapporo
Delaina Miyazaki shares her unique insider perspective on how to really make the most of a weekend in her adopted hometown of Sapporo
Our Otaku Journey: Part I, Growing Up Otaku
The first in a series of conversations between two generations of otaku--Patrick Macias (Gen X) and Selina Lin (Gen Z)
4 Japanese Craft Whisky Distilleries that Should Be on Your Radar
A long-time expert on Japanese alcoholic drinks introduces some unforgettable craft whiskies, and their place of origin.
A 'New' Museum for Your Kyoto Bucket List
Near the famous bamboo forest: a new museum in Kyoto's beautiful riverside Arashiyama district has an amazing collection of Japanese paintings and is not to be missed!