Papa Murphys Take and Bake

What I do and don’t have in Japan

I was thinking about life is different when you’re not living in your home country and it got me to thinking about things I no longer have now that I’m in Japan and a list of things I do have. There are a lot of things and the list could go on forever but I…

Kyoto Japan Junior Geisha Maiko

Visiting Kyoto Japan (Travel Guide)

Visitors to Japan have always valued the long and rich cultural history of this beautiful island nation. While big cities such as Tokyo are filled with innovation and modern touches, visitors hoping to enjoy a true Japanese experience often head to Kyoto. Located in the Honshu province, Kyoto was the capital city of Japan for…

Matcha Tea

Inaugural World Tea Farms Festival

Schedule this in your calendar and experience some Asian culture because there’s an upcoming event that’s worth checking out if you’re in the area. It’s a 2-Day Festival of a Thousand Tea Farmers and Tea Lovers in the Kyoto Prefecture featuring all you can drink (tea) from around Asia. (Click here to download the PDF flyer…

Couch Surfing

How to get free accommodation in Japan

Are you traveling to Japan to check it out? Have you planned on where you’ll be staying? You can always stay an overly priced hotel, a capsule hotel, or stay at a inexpensive hostel, but did you know there’s also a way you can score some free accommodation while visiting Japan? This method has been…

Vivienne Westwood Fashion Models

Vivienne Westwood – Big in Japan

This article about trendy Japan fashion was contributed by my friend John from the UK. The first time I stumbled across the unusual fashion of Japan I was young, impressionable and in a local Waterstones. From what I can remember I was looking around, for a fantasy novel no doubt, when all of a sudden…