When most visit Japan, they may head first to the trendy Harajuku district of Tokyo or perhaps take a pilgrimage to the famous active volcano, Mount Fuji. But if you want to go off the beaten path, head north to the enchanting, rural island of Hokkaido.
Tokyo has long been a booming city, so it makes a natural fit for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Of course, this popular event is sure to mean one thing: a lot of people! But don't worry, here are the best places to go off the beaten path in Tokyo.
Nagano is not often spoken of as a primary tourist destination in Japan. But a couple of notable claims-to-fame make Nagano a very interesting place to visit indeed.
Dive into the history and origins of the Japanese celebration, "Shichi-go-san," which is still celebrated today in the month of November!
Review of a special Japanese snack from the famous 100 year old Nakamura-ya bakery in Tokyo: the An-Macaron.
We looked for all types of food and desserts for mochi lovers out there. Mochi can be enjoyed in both savory and sweet dishes. Here’s a checklist of the different Japanese mochi delicacies you need to try when you travel to Japan.
We take a look at one prominent feature of spring in Japan: Sakuras! Cherry Blossoms have a rich history engraved in Japanese culture, dating back to as far as the late 700’s.
What makes an onsen experience so special is that it's rooting in thousands of years of tradition and is considered one of the best ways to relax and take your mind off of things.
On my latest trip to Japan, I was browsing the souvenir store in the airport and noticed a box that said “Gouden Wafels.” Inititally, thought it was a funny “Engrish” mistake for “Golden Waffles” but was intrigued enough to pick up the box and take a second look. What are these?!
There's so many delicious things to eat in Japan. Sushi might be the most popular, but Japanese food has so much more variety. In this post, we'll give youtaste of the top 7 foods that you should try while you're in Japan.
Matcha green tea is very popular right now. The bestmatcha in the world is made in the Kyoto region of Japan. Let’s take a look at these Japanese cookies made with premium Kyoto matcha green tea.
It’s considered one of the most haunted and eerie places in Japan. Thousands of people have gotten lost or died in this forest. But that’s all the more reason to go... just bring a buddy! In this post, we take a look at Aokigahara (青木ヶ原).
Thanks to the clean air, pristine waters, and rich soil, Hokkaido produces some of the best food in Japan. Let's take a look at the award-winning Kinotoya Milk Cookies (札幌農学校ミルククッキー) from Hokkaido.
Japan is one of the oldest countries in the world, so there’s always so much to see and do. But very few people actually know where it all started: Asuka.
Japan has lots of crazy snacks, from DIY Japanese candy that changes color to more traditional snacks like dried squid. But would you ever try a Japanese snack made with eel?! That can’t possibly be good right?
Thinking about going to Japan? Looking for interesting places to go while on your trip? Or just want to learn more about Japanese culture? Here's the top 10 sites you should be checking out.
KobeFugetsudo has been making Japanese snacks for over 120 years. They just came out with a new snack called, “Kobe Bouchee”. Let’s take a look to see how it is.