All About Japan

John Rucynski

John Rucynski

All About John Rucynski
John Rucynski is an English teacher, writer, and editor who has been living in Japan for over 20 years. He is currently based in the Kansai region and has vowed to stay until his beloved Hanshin Tigers finally win the Japan Series again. When he isn't working, he loves exploring Japan on foot and by bicycle. His latest project was editing A Passion for Japan, a collection of personal narratives by long-term residents of Japan.
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Great Kansai Craft Beer Breweries and Taprooms

Great Kansai Craft Beer Breweries and Taprooms

The Kansai region of central Japan is enjoying a craft beer boom. Here is a six-pack selection of some of the best local breweries and taprooms.

Recent Non-Fiction Books About Japan That You Must Read

Recent Non-Fiction Books About Japan That You Must Read

Looking for your next great read about Japan? Here's a selection of some of the best non-fiction books—from memoirs to culinary explorations—published in the 2020s.

Running an Innovative Guesthouse in Japan's Mountain Sanctuary

Running an Innovative Guesthouse in Japan's Mountain Sanctuary

An interview with Ryochi Takai, the owner of a guesthouse in Koya-san, the renowned Buddhist temple sanctuary in the mountains of Wakayama prefecture.

The Perfect Weekend in Okayama

The Perfect Weekend in Okayama

One of a series of Perfect Weekends in Japanese cities. Lovers of art, food, history, and nature will all find something to help them spend a fantastic weekend in Okayama.

Play Ball! Japan's 5 Best Baseball Parks

Play Ball! Japan's 5 Best Baseball Parks

If you love sports, don't miss a game at one of Japan's raucous baseball parks. Each one offers a unique experience that reflects the local character and food as well as the high-quality brand of baseball.

The Road to Koyasan: A One-Day Pilgrimage with Kobo Daishi

The Road to Koyasan: A One-Day Pilgrimage with Kobo Daishi

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims on this day hike up Japan's Mt. Koya, home to over 100 temples.

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