Art At Your Feet: Japan's Beautiful Manhole Covers

Art At Your Feet: Japan's Beautiful Manhole Covers

Instead of always looking off into the distance to find beautiful scenery in Japan, try looking at your feet! Many Japanese cities, towns, and vil...

Game Center in Japan

Japanese Game Centers

You can now make good on all of your threats to flip the table thanks to arcades in Japan. Arcades are commo...

Snow Fireworks 2016

Echigo-Tsumari Winter 2016

Every winter the region of Echigo-Tsumari gets up to three meters of snow. That’s just shy of ten f...

Meeting the Manga Jizo

Manga Jizo

Do you dream of becoming a manga artist? If so, there's someone you should visit who might just give y...

Tsumari in Bloom by Yayoi Kusama

What is the Echigo-Tsumari

Giant metal flowers usually don’t come to mind when you think of farming, and yet there it is. It si...

How to Tell a Temple from a Shrine

Four Differences Between Japanese Temples and Shrines

Japan is home to countless shrines and temples. In just the city of Kyoto alone the estimated combined to...