The Top 5 Places in Nara Japan

The Top 5 Places in Nara Japan

Nara is a city in the prefecture of the same name in south-central Japan. It’s larger than you might think, and its dense forest makes it feel even more remote. In the past, Nara was an important site for producing sacred texts. Today, it’s most famous for its...
Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen

Lonely Planet named this unbelievably quaint town in northern Hyogo one of Japan’s best onsen destinations. It has everything you need for a weekend of relaxation and proper Japanese hospitality. The famous hot springs of Kinosaki were discovered in...
The 7 Mystic Onsen of Kinosaki

The 7 Mystic Onsen of Kinosaki

Entering the onsen, or Japanese hot springs, is more complex than unclothing and hopping into the water.To the Japanese, taking part in the onsen requires you to know about the rich culture and history behind them and to be familiar with the rituals and customs of the...
Kaiseki ryori (懐石料理)

Kaiseki ryori (懐石料理)

What is Kaiseki ryori? Kaiseki ryori (懐石料理) or Kaiseki cuisine is a traditional multi-course cuisine in Japan. It is one of the three basic styles of Japanese cooking.  Its origin is in the simple meals provided during the tea ceremony many centuries ago. But it...
Top 8 places to visit in the Fall

Top 8 places to visit in the Fall

Japan is a fantastic country with a lot to offer. From its scenic views to its rich history and culture, many places in Japan are worth exploring. The country might be best known for its summers when everyone heads to the beaches, but there’s so much more to...
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