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This weekend’s baseball schedule (Sept. 29 - Oct.1)

If you haven’t experience baseball in Japan, what are you waiting for?!? This weekend is as good as ever to make a trip out to the ballpark near...

Get cycling this fall

This summer, my husband and I decided to bike to dinner one evening. We dusted the cobwebs off our bikes, aired up the tires and found our tucked-...

Take a trip through time at The Railway Museum in Saitama

Considered a sanctuary for rail-fans of all ages, The Railway Museum, or Tetsudo Hakubutsukan, attracts more than 1 million visitors a year.

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Photos by Nano Betts

Make time for Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto

It’s funny that I started to write about my Kyoto trip with a post about Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, because I was not even planning to go there...

Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Tsuboya Yachimun Dori: The center of Okinawan pottery

While many resort hotels on Okinawa’s west coast might offer an ocean view, Hyatt Regency Naha has a little something different.
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Photo by Nano Betts

Guide to Shirakawa-go, Enchanting Japanese village

Admit, we all have Pinterest dream destinations? Those picture-perfect places that we intently stalk and save on our boards secretly fantasizing...

Photo by Edward Hosack

Paragliding adventure: A unique way to experience Japan’s beautiful landscape

If you are looking for something unique to do while you visit Japan, how about getting a bird’s eye view of Yamaguchi’s beautiful mountainous...
Photo by David R. Krigbaum

Safe at school: Mukyudo or Eternal Cave

During World War II children were employed building weapons for the military, farming or other menial tasks, but in Miya Village the local...
Love Hotel Hill at night.

How to get a room in Shibuya's Love Hotel Hill

One of the things Japan is most famous for is its wide range of unique accommodation types. Traditional ryokan, space age capsule hotels and, of...

The Edo-Tokyo Museum: Photo by Hayden Murphy

Edo-Tokyo Museum: The life, times, and citizens of Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the world's great cities, and with 38 million people in its metro area, also the world's largest. Not surprisingly, it's also a...

Honkan Japanese Gallery

Tokyo National Museum: An easy Japanese history lesson

You're visiting Japan for the first time and have booked a very busy schedule. Much of what you will see and hear may be difficult to comprehend...

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