Seeing Nagoya Properly for the First Time

I visited Nagoya out of guilt. For two years, I had only ever transited through it. The 3rd most populated area in Japan deserves more respect. Almost every city in…

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A Spring Hike on the Nakasendo: Nakatsugawa to Tsumago

The Nakasendo trail is considered one of the most important trails in Japan. The trail was established during the Edo period (1603-1867) and connects post towns from Kyoto to Tokyo.…

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3 Konbini, 9 Meals To Keep You Happy

The Japanese are serious foodies. And because they are foodies, you can feast in style at Japan’s konbini (convenience stores). Here’s a fun fact: while France has more Michelin stars…

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