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 […]
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. […]
Lake Inawashiro is in the center of Fukushima, taking its name from the Inawashiro area, and is known as the fourth largest lake in Japan. Its high level […]
The chrysanthemum represents longevity, rejuvenation and nobility in Japan. It is also the symbol of autumn, harvest and goodwill. Because of its auspicious meaning, the flower frequently appears […]
Japanese minimalism is a concept that focuses on keeping life simple, clean, and uncluttered by living with just the essentials. It’s inspired by the aesthetic of Japan’s traditional […]
When it comes to traditional Japanese desserts, Mochi is always the answer. This traditional dessert is famous for “rice cake,” enjoyed by locals in Japan for centuries. Mochi, […]
The Daruma is a traditional Japanese doll, which in Japan has become a symbol of perseverance and luck. But outside Japan, few people know of its history or […]
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 […]
TOCWhat 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 has since grown into an elegant dining style favored among…
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 […]
Hakone Shrine (箱根神社, Hakone Jinja) stands at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashinoko. The shrine buildings are hidden in the dense forest but […]
Kyoto’s Kitchen—thriving for 400 years. Nishiki Market today differs from its origins as an open-air fish market 400 years ago. Nishiki Market has an astonishing 130 vendors packed […]
Head over to Nihonbashi for some summer feels. Savor traditional Japanese sweets as you stroll the streets of this historic district donned in a kimono. You can also […]
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Hi, I’m Lina. A pro traveler, photographer, wanderer, and Adventurous girl who loves to explore new cultures, eat at local restaurants, and collect recipes. I’m also a professional photographer and love to take pictures of people and places I don’t usually see. You can find out in my photos what others’ lives have been like from different perspectives.
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