One of the few blessed areas in Japan to be sitting at the foot of the holy Mount Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture is indeed overflowing with abundant nature and long-standing culture. Particularly Izu…

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Three Days Under the Gaze of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izu City

By Zoria Petkoska

As we carefully plan our post-pandemic travels, personal health and safety remain among our top priorities. Okinawa’s subtropical climate makes it an ideal place at any time of year to take a…

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Post-Pandemic Retreats in Northern Okinawa

By Weekender Editor

  Situated on the Tokyo Bay, Yokohama has long been a port city, from its time as a little fishing village to its prolific present. It was the first port in Japan…

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Yokohama is Primed to be Japan’s Top International Destination

By Weekender Editor

While many of us are still doing our best to #stayhome right now, it never hurts to dream. As if on cue, the Fukuoka Prefecture Tourism Association has launched its new travel…

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Fukuoka Has a New Look: Check Out the Visit Fukuoka Website

By Lisa Wallin

In this age, the home has become the crux of our lives. It’s no longer just a functional place for sleeping and bathing and eating; it is now the workspace, and a…

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ONE DESIGNS is Your Bilingual, Go-to Interior Designer in Tokyo

By Taylor Stewart

In 2009, Yuhaku Nakagaki launched yuhaku, a leather goods shop. Before this Nakagaki had studied architecture, evident in the sleek lines and elegance of his new works. His emphasis on color is…

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Yuhaku’s Uniquely Artisanal Leather Goods Make the Perfect Gift this Season

By Taylor Stewart

Confession: on more than one occasion I’ve held up the line for softcream, indecisive among all of the flavors. In 1950, when softcream was introduced to Japan, indecisiveness was probably not an…

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A Scoop of History: The Evolution of Softcream

By Zoria Petkoska

There is a phrase in Japanese, satoyama, that describes a mountain ecosystem where the fields and wooded slopes engage within the proximity of human settlements. Satoyama, however, is not only a type of…

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Watch This Space: Ichihara City in Chiba Prefecture is Where Contemporary Art and Daily Life Mix

By Taylor Stewart