Category: Japan

  • Guide to shopping in Japan

    Guide to shopping in Japan

    Japan is one of the best destinations to enjoy world-class shopping. They’re known for their incredible selection of the latest electronics and anime collectibles, but you can find high-quality souvenirs ranging from shoes to kitchenware. Best of all, if you’re a foreigner, you can enjoy tax-free shopping in both large retailers and small boutiques all…

  • Could I Live Here? Fujikawaguchiko Edition

    Could I Live Here? Fujikawaguchiko Edition

    There’s nothing that soothes my soul quite like being by a lake or in the mountains. Fijukawaguchiko is the mother of all lake towns because it’s on the serene Lake Kawaguchiko and on the foothills of the majestic Mount Fuji. It’s a beautiful place to visit, but is it a livable destination? Atmosphere Outside of…

  • LGBT-friendly travel: The best cities in the world to be queer

    LGBT-friendly travel: The best cities in the world to be queer

    There are a lot of countries around the world where being gay is widely accepted. But there are only some cities that feel like a year-round pride parade. These cities are progressive, fun, and great for couples or singles looking to immerse themselves in the local gay culture. Here are the best destinations for LGBT-friendly…

  • Foodie guide to Japan

    Foodie guide to Japan

    Forget Italy and France. There’s nowhere better in the world for a consistently excellent culinary experience than Japan. Japanese cuisine comes in many forms and can satisfy all kinds of appetites and preferences. To best experience all that Japanese cuisine has to offer, we bring you a foodie introduction to Japanese dining. Types of restaurants…

  • Things to do in Kyoto

    Things to do in Kyoto

    Kyoto has so many religious sites that you would probably have to spend a month there and visit two a day to see all of them. And though temples and shrines make up the bulk of the things to do in Kyoto, the city is also really cool to just wander around and soak up…

  • Could I Live Here? Kyoto Edition

    Could I Live Here? Kyoto Edition

    For over a millennium, Kyoto was Japan’s main city and capital. Though it’s been overshadowed by Tokyo, Kyoto remains a vibrant city where tradition meets the modern world. It’s certainly one of the cities not to miss on a visit to Japan, but what would it be like to live in Kyoto? Atmosphere The great…