Bathe in a teacup (and so much more) in this fascinating part of Japan!
After a bit of an "off the beaten path" experience from what other tourists might get in Japan, but still want to embrace the culture, art, and quirkiness this
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Located on the second floor of Karuizawa Station, Oginoya serves "ekiben", a type of bento meal usually sold at train stations as well as on trains. This partic
This dog-friendly cafe and restaurant is located only a short walk from Sangubashi Station. Popular amongst dog owners for offering a dog menu, Anea is always w
Nan Nan is a bistro and bakery, especially popular for their French toast, located right by the Azabujuban metro station.
Established in 1865, this historical sake brewery was built with authenticity, safety and health as its main themes. The Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery offers factory
Fook Lam Moon is an elegant Cantonese restaurant offering many special dishes such as shark fin, abalone and bird's nest soup.
Located on top of Mount Rokko, this museum is dedicated to music boxes. Exhibits include cylinder and disk music boxes made in America and Europe in the 19th to
Iwakura is a shop selling power stones, gems, stationary and smartphone covers.
Shabu-shabu restaurant featuring Kurobuta pork from locally raised pigs.
Frito Lay Japan and Calbee are top snack manufacturers that are well known for their unusual and out-of-the-box flavors, some of them you might not even heard o
I've been living in Japan for a little over 8 months. I spent most of August 2014 sweating 24/7 and I noticed that most Japanese women had perfect glowy skin, c
Do Japan with a planSo many things to do, so little time! Japan has so much to offer that it can be overwhelming trying to decide what to do. That’s where this
I love temples! If you've travelled in mainland Japan, you would know there are temples and shrines EVERYWHERE! This is not the case in Okinawa. Last year I fin
There is an easy, rejuvenating getaway from the city just a little over an an hour away from Ikebukuro. It is difficult to believe that Lake Miyazawa is an arti
YabusameAny samurai history buff can tell you "The Last Samurai" Saigo Takamori died making a last stand near Kagoshima during the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion. Afte
Tokyo’s district Akihabara is the most famous place for Maid Cafés in Japan. Many branches have their cafés there and many people interesting in such cafés are
How many Pokémon have you caught today?The mobile Pokémon craze has swept the globe. Earth as we know it has transformed overnight into the beloved "Johto regio
Welcome back to another tip from "to be frankie".Today we'll be talking about one of my all time favorite sushi chain stores in Japan, Midori Sushi (梅丘寿司の美登利) o
Nagasaki is in the southwest of Japan on the island of Kyushu and includes several islands between Kyushu and South Korea. Mountains on one side and the sea on
As the second largest city in Japan, Osaka is often compared to the capital city Tokyo—both popular travelling destinations in Japan. But some would venture to
Yamaguchi is on the westernmost tip of Honshu, and because of its proximity, historically it has been an important center of cultural exchange with the Korean P
Saga has a natural beauty that inspires. It is one of the few prefectures that has two different ocean borders: The Sea of Genkai on the north and on its south
Saitama is often overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbor Tokyo, but for those who care to look closer, Saitama abounds with amazing experiences. Take
Toyama is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It has mountainous borders inland with wonderful natural views, hiking trails, hot springs and ev
Shiga prefecture is part of the quirky and friendly Kansai region. It includes the vast waters of Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The north sho
If your idea of a perfect vacation involves majestic forests, clear blue lakes, pillowy powder snow, and amazing, farm-fresh food, Hokkaido is an absolute dream
Kochi, on Shikoku Island, is quite rural. In fact, 85% of the prefecture is covered in forests. This lush, green area is perfect for adventurers and is famous f