Category Archives: Japan

A Quick Stop in Ōme

Ōme is a charming small town in the foothills of the mountains at the western edge of Tokyo. Though officially a part of metropolitan Tokyo, the town is surrounded by national parks and mountain ranges and feels completely detached from

A Quick Stop in Ōme

Ōme is a charming small town in the foothills of the mountains at the western edge of Tokyo. Though officially a part of metropolitan Tokyo, the town is surrounded by national parks and mountain ranges and feels completely detached from

Yanesen: A Hidden Pocket of Old, Authentic Tokyo

A strong combination of natural disasters (mostly earthquakes) and an immense fondness for futuristic functionality has made Tokyo the city it is today – a vast megalopolis drenched in neon, reaching to the skies. Very little of anything old or

Yanesen: A Hidden Pocket of Old, Authentic Tokyo

A strong combination of natural disasters (mostly earthquakes) and an immense fondness for futuristic functionality has made Tokyo the city it is today – a vast megalopolis drenched in neon, reaching to the skies. Very little of anything old or

Shinjuku San-chōme

Shinjuku’s Golden Gai and Kabuki-cho districts are world famous for the wild entertainment they provide, but for some reason, only a few steps away, the Shinjuku San-Chōme district sits alone as a complete unknown. The dense square-shaped area is far less famous than

Shinjuku San-chōme

Shinjuku’s Golden Gai and Kabuki-cho districts are world famous for the wild entertainment they provide, but for some reason, only a few steps away, the Shinjuku San-Chōme district sits alone as a complete unknown. The dense square-shaped area is far less famous than

The Art of Sushi in Japan

Sushi may seem deceptively simple, but top sushi chefs in Japan take immense pride in their craft, and in their hands sushi becomes something so much more than just a slice of fish on a ball of rice. Making sushi

The Art of Sushi in Japan

Sushi may seem deceptively simple, but top sushi chefs in Japan take immense pride in their craft, and in their hands sushi becomes something so much more than just a slice of fish on a ball of rice. Making sushi

A Wedding at Meiji Shrine

Japanese wedding processions are quite foreign to me, and I never really thought I would end up in the middle of one. But that is exactly what happened on sunny Saturday outside of Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine. A huge crowd had

A Wedding at Meiji Shrine

Japanese wedding processions are quite foreign to me, and I never really thought I would end up in the middle of one. But that is exactly what happened on sunny Saturday outside of Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine. A huge crowd had

Karaoke Night in Tokyo

Karaoke is such an insane invention that it should come as no surprise that it was the Japanese who first came up with it. Nowadays drunken karaoke is an everyday occurrence in most countries, but it is still Japan where

Karaoke Night in Tokyo

Karaoke is such an insane invention that it should come as no surprise that it was the Japanese who first came up with it. Nowadays drunken karaoke is an everyday occurrence in most countries, but it is still Japan where

Sunrise to Sunset in Shinjuku

It’s incredibly easy to spend an entire day in Shinjuku and never even think about doing the same thing twice. One of the busiest areas in all of Tokyo, Shinjuku is always alive, and always full of adventures. Just wandering around the

Sunrise to Sunset in Shinjuku

It’s incredibly easy to spend an entire day in Shinjuku and never even think about doing the same thing twice. One of the busiest areas in all of Tokyo, Shinjuku is always alive, and always full of adventures. Just wandering around the