japan

What it’s Like to Stay at the Hoshinoya Fuji: Hotel Review

Hoshinoya Fuji Hotel Review I immediately fell in love with Hoshinoya Fuji when I...

Beautifully Re-worked Vintage Clothing from Japan

I just came across Sasaki-Yohinten on Etsy, and their creative re-working of vintage clothing is cool enough, but they're also one...

Recommended Read: Rice Noodle Fish

Rice, Noodle, Fish is part travelogue, part food guide, and one of the best I've read from either category in quite...

The Last Mister Donut in the US

Mister Donut in the USA If you've traveled to Japan, you've probably spotted a Mister...

Our trip to Japan: The Stragglers

Spring cleaning my computer, and found some Japan photos that I like, but never found their way into the other posts....

Wacky vintage Japanese ads from the 1970s and 80s

Sent off on a tangent by this little roundup of pre-war Japanese beer ads, I spent Sunday browsing the glory that...

Kyoto’s Sake Museum and a Boat Ride Down the Canal

On a dreary, drizzling day in Kyoto, we hopped on the train down to the Fushimi ward--one of the...

An Ode to the Japanese Convenience Store

 Convenience store food might seem like a strange thing to focus on, particularly for a self-proclaimed foodie. If you live or...

Tokyo’s Creepy, Crawly Parasite Museum

The Meguro Parasitological Museum Billed as the world's only museum focused solely on parasites, the...

24 Hours in Narita City, Japan

What to do with 24 Hours in Narita City We spent the...

The National Museum of Japanese History in Sakura

The National Museum of Japanese History in Sakura was so fantastic, I had to devote a post to it....

Eating and Gawking Through Kyoto’s Nishiki Market

Easy to miss if you're not looking closely, Kyoto's Nishiki Market is a branch of the massive Teramachi shopping arcade. We...

The spirit of the 90s is alive in Kyoto

Would you believe that this glorious hippie-fied cabin of a bar is housed on the second story of a non-descript building...

Take a Stroll Down Narita City’s Historic Omote-Sando Road

More than just a path to this amazing temple, Omote-Sando Road in Narita City, Japan is an attraction in...

A Night Out in Tokyo’s Kichijoji Neighborhood

Tokyo is huge, and dense. As Anthony Bourdain has observed, you could spend years exploring just one little corner of the...

I Paid for 30 Minutes of Kitty Contempt at a Tokyo Cat Cafe

Cat cafes have made the news rounds, so you might have seen the photos of cuddly, contented cats in the laps...