Kurokawa Onsen

Kurokawa Onsen

Kurokawa Onsen is a quintessential hot-spring town in central Kyushu, approximately a 90-minute drive from Kumamoto Airport. Having traveled extensively throughout Japan, I can truly…

Japan Rail Pass

Japan Rail Pass

Japan Rail group, or JR, is a huge network of rail, buses and ferries. The JR pass is an extensive and inexpensive way for tourists…

Exploits in Tokyo Blog

Exploits in Tokyo Blog

Here I was in Tokyo, the most fabulous city in the world. The summer heat finally abated and it was a delight to explore a…

New Year’s In Japan

New Year’s In Japan

In a country that may be considered the hi-tech wonder of the world, Japan’s New Year’s holiday is a time when many people return to…

Kaiten Sushi (Kaitenzushi)

Kaiten Sushi (Kaitenzushi)

Kaiten sushi, or kaitenzushi, as it is pronounced in Japanese, is sushi that may be considered fast-food sushi, as opposed to sushi served at a…

Self-Service Udon Restaurants

Self-Service Udon Restaurants

Sanuki udon is a noodle dish named after the previous name of Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku, the smallest prefecture in all of Japan. Despite its…