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Azalea, Kasama Pottery, Chestnut Treats! Spending the Spring in Kasama

Azalea, Kasama Pottery, Chestnut Treats! Spending the Spring in Kasama City

Less than two hours away from central Tokyo, Kasama Tsutsuji Park is renown for its beautiful azaleas that are in full bloom from late April to earl...

The Top 5 Experiences to Enjoy Drift Ice in Hokkaido!

The Top 5 Experiences to Enjoy Drift Ice in Hokkaido!

It's the middle of winter and the spectacular phenomenon of drift ice, called "ryuhyo" ...

Driving Away Demons With Beans: The Fascinating Japanese Tradition of Setsubun

The Fascinating Japanese Tradition of Setsubun

When February is around the corner, Japan knows it's time to brace for the real winter. Fortunately ...

Family Trip to Kasama! Glamping, Local Food, and a Gorgeous Chrysanthemum Festival

Family Trip to Kasama! Glamping, Local Food, and a Gorgeous Chrysanthemum Festival

My family and I had been wanting to try the "glamping" (glamorous camping) experience for a l...

Zoshigaya: Follow the Owls to Another Hidden Gem in Tokyo

Zoshigaya, Another Hidden Gem in Tokyo

One of my favorite aspects of Tokyo is the mixture of old and new, of hustle and quiet, of modern and tradit...

Manga Pilgrimage to Tokiwaso, Legendary Home of Astro Boy and Doraemon Creators

Tokiwaso, the Home of Astro Boy and Doraemon Creators

We've been looking forward to it and finally, the Toshima City Tokiwaso Manga Museum opened in July ...

NIKI Hills: A Promising Brand New Winery in Hokkaido

NIKI Hills: A Promising Brand New Winery in Hokkaido

Only a 30 minute drive from Otaru, a popular sightseeing spot in Hokkaido, lies the town of Niki. Here, re...

Glamping in Japan! Enjoying Glamorous Nature at O Park OGOSE

Glamping in Japan! Enjoying Glamorous Nature at O Park OGOSE

If you want to get out in the nature without the hassle of pitching tents or buying tools, glamping is the t...

16 Unusual and Unique Vending Machines in Tokyo

16 Unusual Vending Machines in Tokyo

Walking the streets of Tokyo you'll find one at every corner. Colorful and spotless, ready to quenc...

TOKYO Mizumachi: New Attraction Opens Between Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree®

TOKYO Mizumachi: New Attraction Opens in Tokyo

A brand new commercial complex opened on June 18, 2020 under the elevated railway tracks between Asakus...

14 Teas That You Can Find in a Japanese Supermarket

14 Teas That You Can Find in a Japanese Supermarket

Tea is surely one of the first beverages that comes to mind when thinking of Japan. Think of a teahouse in K...