Bathe in a teacup (and so much more) in this fascinating part of Japan!
After a bit of an "off the beaten path" experience from what other tourists might get in Japan, but still want to embrace the culture, art, and quirkiness this
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Restaurant specializing in sea bream ramen and rice bowls topped with local Ise tuna.
Originally from New Zealand, this store offers creative twists to the classic chocolate chip cookie. The store is a franchise of one of New Zealand's leading co
Atsuta Jingu (shrine) has a significant place in Japanese history as it is said to enshrine the "Kusanagi-no-tsurugi" sword which is one of the Three Sacred Tre
Surrounded by greenery, this restaurant doubles as a gardening shop. The restaurant supports homemade products and the local community, serving Northern Califor
Baikatei is a 80 year-old Japanese confectionery shop in Kagurazaka.
This shrine is the venue of the Hachinohe Enburi Festival.
This Japanese restaurant specializes in unagi (Japanese eel), a traditional dish. Kawatoyo has been in operation since 1917, serving a variety of different eel
This shop specializes in a doll roughly 60 centimeters tall called a Smart Doll. Created by Danny Choo, this doll is intended for a variety of uses, but most no
Shopping in Japan can be a bit tricky if you don't know where to start. Sure, there are stores everywhere, but where can you find everything in one place, and w
I suppose it’s not exactly correct to call it a ‘hojicha tea revolution,’ especially since hojicha is certainly not new in Japan. It’s been around for a long ti
While I was in Kyoto I had the chance to visit Myoshinji temple to try out zen meditation. Myoshinji is a large temple complex with many sub temples within its
Sickly.jpg 81.48 KBAs much as we hope to stay healthy all the time, we can't always avoid the ailments that slow down our travels. Certain things will of cour
Sailor Moon Themed Yukatas In the name of the moon, I’ll punish you… for looking devilishly stunning in these Sailor Moon themed Yukatas! Kimono-maker Kyo
I have eaten in more ramen restaurants that my fingers and toes combined, which does not necessarily make me an expert but at the very least, I know what is goo
For many, sake is a passion--they know every detail there is to know about the different varieties and how it they are brewed. Still, you do not need to know
The Nezu Shrine (根津神社, nezu-jinja) is a Shintō shrine located in Bunkyō, Tokyō. You can easily walk from Ueno Park (about 2 kilometers) or just take the metro t
To get into the Cherry Blossom spirit, various fast food shops have limited edition sakura inspired food items each year. I went to the 3 different shops to see
Exploring Japan can be both fun and challenging, and the ability to easily get online can give you peace of mind whilst travelling. From staying connected with family and friends to looking up train times in a hurry, there’s no doubting the convenience of a portable Wi-Fi connection.
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Tochigi is famed for its onsen (hot springs), ski resorts and large natural parks. Approximately 21% of the prefecture is designated as parks. Its capital, Utsu
Shimane lies near the western tip of Japan's main island on the Sea of Japan side. Although sparsely populated it was once a center of trade with China, so it boasts a good number of important historic sites, including Matsue Castle.
Gifu prefecture, known as the unofficial “center” of Japan, was and is very important to Japan in many aspects. For starters, it holds the record for most open
Iwate is the prefecture with the largest landmass in Japan. It is on the Pacific coast in the northern Tohoku region. The capital city Morioka is famous for its
Miyagi is on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku Region. It’s castle-town capital, Sendai City, has a long history which you can experience in many interesting muse
Kyoto is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Japan. The historical city is home to iconic landmarks such as Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkaku-ji and the Fushimi-inari shrine.
Ishikawa prefecture is a small, thin prefecture on the western coast of the Honshu island, next to the Sea of Japan. It is closer to Tokyo than Kyoto, making it
There’s a reason why over 10 million people visit Okinawa every year – Japan's southernmost island is a natural wonder, with pristine beaches, friendly people a
Aichi is the center of the Chubu region in Japan, and its capital is Nagoya. Nagoya is the fourth most populated urban area in Japan, and is home to a large aut