If you are planning to travel around in Japan, do not miss out the opportunity to visit the countryside. Here are 4 reasons for visiting rural areas in Japan.
Tokyo has been a popular tourist destination with a buzzing day and nightlife providing attractions to all ages, but does it really worth visiting?
We all like to bring back a slice of holiday home and it is great to share our trip with our loved ones. Japan has a big gift-giving culture with for great souvenirs with big variety of styles and price ranges. The Japanese art of gifting is called omiyage, and it is an important tradition
Japan is a popular destination for Western travelers; this exotic country holds a unique experience for you! But there are certain things to be cautious about before you take off. Japan is more “Western” priced than “Asian” Especially if you are going backpacking or have visited other countries ...
Takoyaki is very popular Japanese local casual food (also called b-class food in Japanese) originally developed in the western part of Japan, especially Osaka. Find places to try Takoyaki in Tokyo!
Not only the central Tokyo but taking a side trip from Tokyo is also fun. Here are the 6 best side trip destinations from Tokyo using public transportations.
In this article, I will share my experience of a day trip to Mount Takao from Shinjuku. Will share how to get there from Shinjuku, hiking trails, temples, and foods at Mt. Takao.
Gyoza originally came from China, but it's spread as daily food in Japan and many gyoza specialized restaurants grew. Here are the best 5 Gyoza in Tokyo!
Udon, a popular Japanese noodle made with flour. Here are the top 10 restaurants that serve delicious udon in Tokyo!
Tonkatsu, fried pork, is one of the most beloved “western style” Japanese food. I recommend these 5 tonkatsu restaurants for the best tonkatsu experience in Tokyo.
There are many Yakitori restaurants in Tokyo and makes you wonder which one to go. This article introduces 7 Best Yakitori restaurants depending on the budget!
Dorayaki, is a type of Japanese dessert, Wagashi. It is.. а red-bean pancake which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from castella wrapped around a filling of sweet Azuki red bean paste. From Wikipedia Dorayaki might be famous from a Japanese manga and anime character Doraemon. He ...
Did you know there are secret menus you can order at Gyudon restaurants, Yoshinoya, Matsuya, Sukiya in Japan? This article tells you the secrets!
Christmas is not widely celebrated as religious celebration in Japan, because not many people here are Christians. However, several customs have come to Japan from the West such as sending and receiving Christmas presents and having gorgeous dinner but Japanese have come up with their unique cust...
Japan is famous, worldwide for its monuments and its fascinating architecture and gardens, able to sooth the soul at the mere vision, giving a calm and peaceful atmosphere to everything that surrounds it. Of the many examples that can be given for this unique styles, one of the most important an...
You finally decided to go to Japan: you know what you want to see and where you want to go, you have a plan for everything… except getting between those places. Japan is bigger than it appears on a map of the world, but how should you travel between the cities or islands? Read on
Kanazawa (金沢) in Ishikawa Prefecture is sometimes called “Little Kyoto” (小京都). And with good reason too: it’s an old city, rich in traditional crafts and culture, where the blooming cherry blossoms are stunning, where you can still see a geisha, and where the food is exquisite. In fact, the only...
You don’t need to have ever visited Japan to have seen a Torii, these traditional Japanese gates are so popular in Japan’s culture they have come to be known in the western part of the world as one of the characterizing features of Japan as it is definitely an iconic symbol of the country of
Did you know instant ramen was invented in Japan? The Museum of Instant Ramen in Osaka explains everything about instant ramen.
Of the many symbols one can think of when hearing Japan, the Cherry Blossom is definitely one of the most popular. But have you wondered why the Sakura trees and their flowers are so important to the Japanese culture? Let’s find out! The Importance of the Cherry Blossom in Japanese Culture The S...