Japan

Fun Things To Do In Tokyo At Night

Tokyo is a city full of lights when it gets dark, and its wealth of billboards, shops and hotels come to life. There is a comparison to be drawn with New York City certainly, but what Tokyo offers is very different. From a relaxing stroll…

Essential Osaka: Eat and Play

What to do in Osaka, Japan Osaka, Japan has something for every type of traveler from the foodie to the history buff. Foreigners and locals alike flock to this bustling city to experience Japanese culture in this totally unique urban sprawl. For travelers who find…

Time Travel in Japan: Staying in a Japanese Ryokan

Although Japan has a reputation for being ultra-modern with robots, bullet trains, and skyscrapers, it’s still possible to go old school in this culturally rich country and experience the centuries-old traditional way of life. Staying at a traditional ryokan is an authentic experience not to…

Japan: The Island of Miyajima

The ferry that leaves from a little port thirty minutes north of Hiroshima transports passengers to another dimension where the city’s memorials to World War II will be left far behind.

Trading a Table for a Song

Sometimes I am a little envious, but I love it that my husband sends me videos from his iPhone from his business trips all over the world. This is one of my favorites from Tokyo. He was attending a business dinner and members of a…

Japan 2011:Trouble in Snowy Paradise

Nevertheless, fresh from months lazing around the beaches of South East Asia and India and with nothing but bikinis and summer dresses in my bulging backpack I set off for Japan to a Hakuba ski resort.