Signing up to hike the Kumano Kodo trail, I was excited to see what a journey down such an ancient path would bring. Here are the highlights.
By ChameleonJohn.com If you’re looking to re-charge your soul, you are not alone. Many people wander the globe looking for spiritual places where they can feel a cosmic energy. Below, you’ll read about five destinations where you can do just this. Before booking, take some […]
By Dawn Koch 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 […]
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 […]