Nozawa Onsen Stamp Trail: A Great Summertime Activity

If there’s one thing that comes to mind when I think of Japanese tourism, it’s stamps. All...
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The Idyllic Hills of Biei: Exploring A Hidden Gem by Bike, Day 1

Biei lies in the foothills of Mt. Tokachi, an active volcano in central Hokkaido. It has become...

Nozawa Onsen’s Free Hot Springs (Soto-yu)

Nozawa Onsen’s heavy snowfall and abundant powder have attracted the winter sports crowds for over half a...

Best Oyaki in Nagano: Ogawanosho, steps from Zenkoji Temple

While Nagano Prefecture’s geography is not conducive to growing rice, it is absolutely perfect for buckwheat. Thanks...
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Lanterns Over the Dark Sea Create Dreamlike Kiriko Festival on Noto Peninsula

A glow from festival lights fills the air with excitement. As the warm days of summer arrive, the...

The Curious Dosojin Statues of Nozawa Onsen

Walking around Nozawa Onsen village, you might start to wonder what’s up with all the statues. It...

A Day at Daio Wasabi Farm: The Biggest in Japan

If you’d told me five years ago that one day I'd be pairing my steak with soy sauce and wasabi, rather than...

Kyoto City Walking Tour: Concrete, Jungles and Kyoto’s Oldest Shrine.

View This Tour on Google Maps If you're looking for a relaxed-pace walking tour in the lesser-known northward...

Vegan Food in Tokyo: A Complete Guide

Travelling while vegan can be difficult; worrying about whether you’re going to be able to find somewhere to eat is something most...

Gluten-Free in Tokyo: Everything You Need to Know

Visiting new places with an allergy can be hard. However, knowing what you can eat before you go, as well as what...

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