Japan, Lifestyle, Travel

Japanese Etiquette: Shrines and Temples

Japanese shrines and temples are a highlight for many when visiting Japan. There are many available ranging from Buddhist temples to Shinto shrines. It’s important to remember that Japan is full of traditions and expected etiquette, especially while visiting these holy locations. Below, you’ll find a guide to help you avoid any social faux pas …

Japan, Lifestyle

Autumn Activities In Japan: Pick Your Own Produce

  I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite activities in the fall is hunting around farms to pick your produce while looking at the fall foliage. There’s something so fun around finding the perfect piece of fruit or vegetables to take home and eat later during the best season of the year. …

Japan, Lifestyle, Travel

Uji, Japan: Matcha  Tasting And Available Activities

  I love matcha! Drinking matcha, matcha desserts, matcha tea, latte, if it exists in the form of matcha, I want it! My love for matcha recently took me to one of the most popular cities in Japan – Uji. This town is uniquely known to produce the best matcha (green tea powder) in the …

Japan, Lifestyle, Travel

Best Locations To See Fall Foliage In Tokyo, Japan

  When most people think of Japan and the best time to visit for beautiful nature scenery, they often think of spring during cherry blossom season. While this is a gorgeous time to visit, the autumn foliage season also offers impressive sights. With the changing fall tree colors, you won’t want to miss this exciting …

Food, Lifestyle

Tasty Japanese Summer Treats For The Whole Family

  Japan is known for having some of the best food in the world. There are many Michelin star restaurants (like a sushi spot hidden in the subway) around the country. So, it’s no surprise that they also hold some of the tastiest desserts. Here are six Japanese summer treats that you need to try …

Japan, Travel

What is the Great Buddha of Kamakura ?

If you’re spending the day in Kamakura, there is one statue that is a must-see. This is the Great Buddha located at Kotokuin Temple. You may hear the locals refer to this statue at Kamakura Daibutsu which means Great Buddha of Kamakura. This impressive statue reaches 11.4m and is considered the second tallest statue made …