Nestled on the Chita Peninsula in Aichi prefecture is Tokoname, an ancient pottery town decorated with ceramic-lined pathways and a fortune cat (Manekineko) trail.
October 7, 2017
Once nicknamed Ryugujo or the Palace of the Dragon King of the Sea, Hotel Gajoen Tokyo is a lavish hotel complex in Meguro, Tokyo.
August 22, 2017
Karuizawa is a beautiful, unique town that feels markedly different from many of Japan’s other famous cities. With its easy access from Tokyo, there is no reason to miss out.
August 21, 2017
While Niigata is rather out of the way and certainly off the beaten path, it is well worth the trek. As someone who doesn’t always get modern art, I was still delighted, awed, and intrigued by the amazing pieces on display here.
July 15, 2017
For those in Gifu Prefecture who are seeking a day-out that is architecturally unique, filled with natural wonder and equal parts baffling and fun: look no further than the 'Site of Reversible Destiny' located within Yoro Park. A truly unique experience.
May 3, 2017
The Butohkan in Kyoto is one of the few venues where you can see live Butoh performances every week and what you see may shock but also engage you.
October 7, 2016
Interested in art? Nature? or Both? There is a perfect trip for you: Setouchi Triennale. An outdoor contemporary art exhibition, Setouchi Triennale, which was launched in 2010, is held for its third time, this year, on the islands of Setouchi in south-western part of Japan. More information just a click away!
August 20, 2016
Like many art forms, wagashi making is an effort of practice and instructions, two things you can experience yourself in some of Japan’s most renowned wagashi shops. In Kyoto you have the chance to do make tradition with your own hands at Kanshundo Honten.
July 20, 2016
My lungs thanked me as fresh air flooded my insides. Sun rays caressed my face, and droplets of water sprayed my hair as my head strained to glimpse Sakushima. The ferry ride was approximately 25 minutes long, from Isshiki Ferry Port.
July 9, 2016
Aore Nagaoka is a masterpiece structure based on art and convenience. Designed by world-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, it’s no wonder that this government office has become a tourist destination. It does not only serve aesthetic purposes but effectively caters to the needs of both locals and tourists. Every detail speaks not only of beauty but also function.
June 29, 2016
Japan has a diverse art scene that spans far beyond stereotypes. There is a market for everything. Those opportunities exist in busy metropolitan cities but also in smaller cities and less-well-known prefectures. I recently interviewed an American artist who is originally from Minnesota. She lives in Gifu City and has been commissioned, sold, and continues exhibiting far and wide.
June 22, 2016
Are you looking for a very unique item to bring back from your trip to Japan? Maybe you want something less common than green tea and geta. Perhaps you want something to show off to your friends back home? Are you tired of ubiquitous goods from the 100 yen shop? Maybe you want a souvenir that you will never forget. Well then, perhaps you are ready for a Japanese…tattoo!
June 15, 2016
Art museum Rakusui-tei, meaning “enjoying the vivid green of jade”, is a unique setting, incorporating art and architecture in the aesthetics of a serene Japanese garden in the flow of the seasons.
June 8, 2016
Yokohama area is full of interesting and not-so-known spots, at least to tourists. One of such areas is the one by the Ooka River, between Hinodecho (日ノ出町), which means city of the sunrise, and Koganecho (黄金町),which means the town of gold.
May 25, 2016