Here we explore coffee culture around the world with a delicious sampling of java drinks.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do Cliché as it may be, this is especially fitting when it comes to dining out. Food plays a big part in most cultures. While you may feel silly about following a country’s […]
Yukako Satone first knew that her life was going to change in 2001. She just had no idea how much. Yukako was a new mother, a graphic designer with 15 years of experience working in both New York and Japan. […]
Izushi, Japan, located in the Hyōgo Prefecture less than two hours from Osaka and about two-and-a-half hours from Kyoto, is known for many things: an ancient theater, castle ruins, a preserved old-time feel, and, the focus of this piece, soba […]
From the high-quality green tea of Uji to the rich soba culture of Izushi to Osaka’s hearty soul food, Japan’s Kansai Region is made to be explored through the tongue. While many may associate Japanese food with rice, sushi and […]
While Japan in General is known for its curative green tea culture, there is one place where the offerings are truly rich: Uji. Located in the Kyoto Prefecture, just on the outskirts of the city of Kyoto, Uji’s plains and […]
Interested in traveling to Japan? Culture-enthusiasts should read on, as Japanese-American travel blogger Kimi Sugiyama of Wandering Soldier tells us about her experience of getting to know Japan through family visits, proper etiquette, travel tips and how to truly have […]
Have you ever dreamed of not only visiting Japan, but truly immersing yourself in the local culture? Travel blogger and insatiable nomad Beth Williams of Besudesu Abroad had the opportunity to live with a family in Japan while she studied […]