Golden Week Celebrations and Activities Near/Around Yokohama

If you have recently moved to Japan, you might be wondering what all the hype about the ‘’golden week’’ is. Especially around the time towards the end of April and the start of May, you would be hearing the term ‘’Golden week’’ pretty often. So if you are a new resident or just a curious …

Strawberry Season in Japan: A Guide to The Fruits

Fruit in Japan is a serious topic, there are many available varieties, and they’re often sent to friends and family in the form of gifts. Strawberries are a beloved variety of fruit to send and receive. Many types are available, with seemingly another variety popping up in the stores every year. Besides being given as a …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …