All About Japan

Nicholas Rich

Nicholas Rich

All About Nicholas Rich
I live in Kawasaki, just outside Tokyo, where I work as an English teacher and freelance writer. I spend most of my time studying, reading comics, watching movies, and gaming. I love to travel, eat good food, and drink.
What I like about Japan
The food, the booze, the history, and the language. It helps that I'm a total nerd, too.
Top 10 'Hanami' Spots in Japan

Top 10 'Hanami' Spots in Japan

The transient nature of cherry blossoms is an essential part of their beauty, but no one wants to be left in the dark when it comes to finding the perfect spot to see them.

Love in Japan: Valentine's Day & White Day

Love in Japan: Valentine's Day & White Day

Not content with just one day of affection, Japan follows up Valentine's Day with White Day exactly a month later.

Sai: Humble Village, Proud Heritage

Sai: Humble Village, Proud Heritage

Join us for a brief introduction of the many wonders of Sai, a charming seaside village in the northernmost part of Aomori Prefecture.

Slake Your Thirst with Sake from Aizuwakamatsu

Slake Your Thirst with Sake from Aizuwakamatsu

Fukushima Prefecture is regarded as one of the finest areas for sake brewing in the country. Join our writer Nick as he visits some of the fantastic breweries in the historic city of Aizuwakamatsu.

Aizuwakamatsu: Modern City, Samurai Spirit

Aizuwakamatsu: Modern City, Samurai Spirit

Join our writer Nick as he travels to Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture, to get a deeper look at the rich history and culture the city has to offer.

Taste the Bounty of Land & Sea in Hachinohe

Taste the Bounty of Land & Sea in Hachinohe

The Tohoku region, just northeast of Tokyo, is well known for its tasty delights. So we sent our writer Nick over to Aomori for an in-depth look at the food culture of one of the prefecture's largest cities.

Diving Deep into the Nightlife of Hachinohe

Diving Deep into the Nightlife of Hachinohe

Join our writer Nick as he goes headfirst into the vibrant nightlife of Hachinohe with the help of the travel app YORIP.

Embracing the Warmth of Tohoku in Hachinohe

Embracing the Warmth of Tohoku in Hachinohe

My journey to northern Japan led to an immersion in the rich culture and hospitality of the residents and regions of Hachinohe, Aomori.

5 Most Beautiful Night Views in Yokohama

5 Most Beautiful Night Views in Yokohama

Get the lowdown on the most scenic views of Yokohama, Japan's second-largest city and an easy-to-access neighbor of Tokyo.

The Tomioka Silk Mill

The Tomioka Silk Mill

Located in Gunma Prefecture, the Tomioka Silk Mill is a well-preserved symbol of modernization and international cooperation. It was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2014.

Japan's 11 Coolest Festivals

Japan's 11 Coolest Festivals

Check out our definitive list of awesome festivals around Japan throughout the year!

Butoh 101

Butoh 101

Join us for an introduction to one of Japan's most provocative performance arts!

Top 10 Zoos in Japan

Top 10 Zoos in Japan

Get your fill of Japan's wildest and cutest animals courtesy of these excellent zoos.

10 of Japan's Oldest Confection Shops

10 of Japan's Oldest Confection Shops

The sweet treats offered by these long-lived establishments have more than withstood the tests of time. Each shop is at least 350 years old!

Top 6 Beaches in Japan

Top 6 Beaches in Japan

Summer is here, which means it's time to hit the beach! These six beaches will make you wish the season never ends!

4 Incredible Summer Fire Festivals

4 Incredible Summer Fire Festivals

These incredible events are sure to get you fired up about summertime in Japan!

Japan's Top Music Festivals

Japan's Top Music Festivals

Summer is upon us, and that means one thing—the country is rocking with a wide variety of awesome music festivals!

Japan's 9 Big Burger Chains

Japan's 9 Big Burger Chains

Sure, traditional Japanese food is world-famously delicious. But when that burger craving hits you, it simply can't be ignored!

Tsukuba: City of Science & Nature

Tsukuba: City of Science & Nature

In addition to being a 'science city,' Tsukuba is also home to one of Japan's oldest shrines, located at the foot of a twin-peaked mountain associated with the origins of the Japanese people.

4 Great Reasons to Visit Sendai

4 Great Reasons to Visit Sendai

The largest city in Tohoku, Sendai is steeped in the history of Date Masamune, known as the 'one-eyed dragon.'

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