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.
From Ancient Ruins to 20th Century Homes: Five Historical Parks in Japan

From Ancient Ruins to 20th Century Homes: Five Historical Parks in Japan

Japan has a number of historical parks that feature buildings and items from prehistorical times to reconstructed Meiji-era neighborhoods. Here are five of the best historical parks!

Sweet, Sour, and Everything In Between: The Aromatic World of Japanese Citrus

Sweet, Sour, and Everything In Between: The Aromatic World of Japanese Citrus

Get a primer on Japanese citrus beforeWith over a hundred varieties grown throughout the country today, citrus has plenty of uses in Japan, from fruit snacks to alcoholic drinks.your next trip to the supermarket!

More Autumn Colors: Glorious Rose Gardens Near Tokyo

More Autumn Colors: Glorious Rose Gardens Near Tokyo

As the leaves of trees all over Japan begin to change colors, don't forget to also check out these autumn roses coming into full bloom!

All About Japan’s Top Five Tea-Producing Regions

All About Japan’s Top Five Tea-Producing Regions

Japanese tea, well-known worldwide for its delicate taste and health benefits, hails primarily from five Japanese prefectures. Get to know their different characteristics.

The Perfect Weekend Tour of Fukuoka City

The Perfect Weekend Tour of Fukuoka City

A long-time resident shares her knowledge of mouth-watering local food spots, great shopping and open green space in one of Japan's most fascinating regional capitals.

Why I Switched My Family’s Diet to Washoku

Why I Switched My Family’s Diet to Washoku

Learn how one family made a big impact on their diet by switching to Japanese-style home cooking.

Discovering Fukuoka's Autumn Treasures

Discovering Fukuoka's Autumn Treasures

Looking for an underrated time of year to explore Kyushu? This autumn, come to the city of Fukuoka for seasonal fun & feasting for the whole family!

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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