Writer: Bjorn Koolen

Bjorn Koolen

Although he has lived in both Tokyo and Kyoto for quite some time now, Bjorn continues to explore Japan's less well-known corners for the country's endless beauty and delicious local dishes. By sharing his experience he hopes to inspire others to create their own cherished memories of Japan.



Nagoya Castle, the Rival Not-to-be
Gone Fishin' In The Heart of Tokyo
Katsura Imperial Villa
Overlooked by Mystery: Daikakuji Temple
Omiya Bonsai Village
Getting Around Kansai
A Hidden Delight, Kyoto-style Sushi
Mochi Making in Nara