Outer Tokyo's 5 Best Fall Foliage Spots
Outer Tokyo awaits those who want a quick getaway from the city or (sometimes) an evening trip to soak in a few lesser-known spots.
8 Key Sakura Types in Japan
Before you step outside for 'hanami' this year, be sure to check this guide to a few of the most beloved types of cherry blossom in Japan!
Investigation: Visitors VS Japanese Toilets
Toto, the main toilet manufacturer in Japan, conducted some very personal research among foreigners here. The results may surprise you.
'Shufu' Culture and the Bento
While the "lady of the house” may be an outdated concept in the West, in Japan, the woman working at home is a well-respected and meaningful topic when it comes to examining the hidden depths of Japanese culture.
The Secret to a Hot Bento
Imagine opening the lid of your bento box and getting your chopsticks out to eat what should be steaming hot rice—but it’s cold and somehow tasteless. Want to avoid this disappointment?
How a Bento Manga Changed the Rules for Women
When “Nonchan Noriben” was published in 1995, the idea of a divorcée trying to pick up her life as a single mother was still taboo in Japan.
Catch His Eye with a Couples' Bento
Before dating, teenage girls may attract their love interest’s attention with a homemade lunch.
All About Bento in Japanese Culture
From moms and their children to university students looking for a cheap meal, bento is a familiar presence at every stage of life in Japan.