KARAOKE BOX: Enjoying Japan’s Nightlife Destination of Choice

KARAOKE BOX: Enjoying Japan’s Nightlife Destination of Choice

In a land where stepping out from the crowd is boldly avoided, karaoke can be a place of fearless individual expression. Here, even the most…

Taketomi Island: Japan’s Southern Paradise

Taketomi Island: Japan’s Southern Paradise

Just over 300 people call Taketomi Island home, and they must surely be some of the luckiest people in Japan to be able to enjoy…

5 Things We Love About Osaka Dining

5 Things We Love About Osaka Dining

Any cities whose people coined the phrase kuidaore, meaning to eat until you become broke, is sure to have good food and a sense of…

The Green Car: Japan’s Luxury Rail Experience

The Green Car: Japan’s Luxury Rail Experience

In Japan trains are paragons of efficiency and speed, transporting countless millions across plains, under the sea, through mountains and between islands every year. For…

Staying Cool in Japan: 5 Favorite Ways to Beat the Heat

Staying Cool in Japan: 5 Favorite Ways to Beat the Heat

  1. Drink mugicha barley tea Mugicha, also known as Japanese roasted barley tea, is a traditional summer drink in Japan. It is a commonly held…

The Mediterranean of the East: Japan’s Inland Sea

The Mediterranean of the East: Japan’s Inland Sea

Japan’s Inland Sea is on the cusp of discovery as a fascinating new travel destination. Home to hundreds of islands with their own distinct traditions…