A quick guide for planning your own trip vs. other options So you’ve decided to visit the land of the rising sun. You’ve written down a list of the places you want to see, the foods you want to try, and even the activities you...Read More
Japanese cities are special because of the way they combine modern, high-tech life with traditional culture and historical buildings. It can feel as though life has become fully urbanized. Like much of the world, young people move out of rural towns to explore the opportunities...Read More
It was a beautiful sunny day when we decided to go to an amusement park. COVID-19 was already taking the world by storm and countries were starting to lock themselves down. Japan is an exemption as business establishments are not on a total lockdown, but...Read More
The beginning of spring marks the start of the new work/school year in Japan. The harbinger of this change of season is the cherry blossom tree. The bloom starts as early as January in southern locations like Okinawa, and as late as May all the...Read More
If you have ever been to Japan, you’ve probably visited at least one shrine/temple if not more. When debating which Shinto or Buddhist spiritual centers to visit while here, you’ll frequently find recommendations for some of the most famous shrines and temples. For example, The...Read More
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