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What’s in Hokkaido? Spring edition: Hanami (花見)

Unlike other parts of Japan, plum flowers and cherry blossom flowers bloom at the same time in May in Hokkaido. This results in a...

What’s in Shikoku? Vol 4. Tokushima Prefecture

Across the Kii Channel (紀伊水道) is Shikoku's fourth prefecture, Tokushima (徳島県). Known for its tidal whirlpools, beautiful coasts and lively summer dance festival, the eastern hub...

A peek into life at a Japanese High School

Many of us have watched countless dramas and anime on the fun lives led by Japanese High School students, but how true are these shows in...

Japan Prepaid SIM Card Review – Sakura SIM

I had the privilege of reviewing a Prepaid SIM card, courtesy of Sakura SIM, in a recent trip to Japan. This is a new...

3 Must-See Places in Kyoto

Gion (祇園) Summertime in Kyoto means you must definitely catch Gion Matsuri! Held for the entire month of July, the main attraction is Yamaboko Junkō  (山鉾巡行),...

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