Another Winter Road Trip

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Area, Places to Visit in Japan, Traditional Japanese house|

Just last week, I went on a winter road trip. Again. Japan is home to many volcanic mountains, and so there are plenty of natural hot springs in [...]

Spontaneous Road Trip for the Winter

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Area, Japanese Culture, Places to Visit in Japan|

The cold weather certainly makes you want to stay at home and cuddle up in a ball under the blankets all day. But going out on a [...]


By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: Japanese Culture, Traditional Japanese house|

Setsubun is a special day in Japan that celebrates the change in season. It used to indicate the day before spring, summer, autumn, and winter; however, now [...]

Traveling in Japan

By |January 10th, 2017|Categories: Area, Japanese Culture, Nagano prefecture, Places to Visit in Japan, Traditional Japanese house|

Japan is known for its oriental traditions, original subculture, and beautiful nature. As we get closer to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, you might be considering traveling to [...]

New Year’s

By |December 27th, 2016|Categories: Japanese Culture, Traditional Japanese house|

The Chinese New Year was celebrated during February with colorful dragons, Chinese food, gift exchanging, and fireworks. Japanese culture is greatly influenced by China; however, Japanese people [...]

Christmas in Japan

By |December 24th, 2016|Categories: Japanese Culture|

Christmas in Japan is a time for beautiful lights, good food, and romantic dates with loved ones. The iconic Tokyo Tower and Sky Tree shine special lights, and [...]