Meet Daisetsuzan Mountain Range’s Panorama of Autumn Colors

Hiking in Hokkaido during autumn? Prepare for a spectacular display of colours at the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range.

Hakuba’s Happo One Hike: Autumn Edition

Looking to stretch our legs on a recent trip to Hakuba, we weighed up the options available...

Why Yanaka ‘Cat Town’ Is THE Place For Cat Lovers in Tokyo

If you’re coming to Tokyo and worry you’ll miss your furry friend, make sure you plan a...

Suizenji Garden: Where the Art of War and Culture Resonate with One Another

One of Japan’s most renowned landscapes, Kumamoto’s Suizenji Garden is a stunning representation of engineering wisdom gained from wars and the artistic...

Japanese Manhole Covers: Where Street Meets Art

Tokyo design When a friend makes their debut visit to Japan, I tell them to travel slowly and...

Togakushi Kodo: A Spiritual Off-The-Beaten-Path Journey

For those looking to get off the beaten track and experience something authentic, the Togakushi Kodo Pilgrimage...

First Avenue: Characters, Ramen and Sweets

Tokyo Station is way more than just a place to change trains! Within the station lies an expansive network of shopping and...

Dogo Onsen: Wrapped in History and Charm

Just a short tram ride from Matsuyama city center in Ehime is Dogo Onsen, Japan’s oldest hot spring....

Kungyokudo Incense: Modernity Meets Tradition in Tokyo

While shopping in Japan, there is a huge range of souvenirs to choose from. For something traditional yet different, might I suggest...

Visiting Koke-Dera, Kyoto’s Moss Temple

Formally known as Koinzan Saiho-ji, or Saihoji for short, this Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple is located in...

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