Memoir of a Sugihara Survivor

Memoir of a Sugihara Survivor

Below memoir is written by David Reed, a son of a holocaust survivor Sonia Reed who had escaped from Europe with help from a Japanese…

More Travel Awards to Japan

More Travel Awards to Japan

4 More Reasons to Visit Japan Of course we would love for you to visit Japan. There is nothing more we want than for you…

The Big Three Japanese Gardens

The Big Three Japanese Gardens

Japanese gardens, or nihon teien, are traditional gardens built to express and symbolize native rituals and beliefs and mold landscapes to an idealized form. Originally…

Robatayaki: Fireside Cooking Japanese Style

Robatayaki: Fireside Cooking Japanese Style

Sushi, sashimi, ramen and tempura are all well established in the average gourmet’s Japanese food vocabulary, but robatayaki, where small portions of meat, fish or…

5 Ways to Indulge Kyoto-style

5 Ways to Indulge Kyoto-style

Kyoto, located in the Kinki region of Japan, is arguably the country’s most beautiful and historic city. With much of its original architecture still intact,…

Randoseru: Japan’s Ubiquitous Backpack

Randoseru: Japan’s Ubiquitous Backpack

Randoseru are the large, sturdy backpacks used by Japanese elementary school children to carry books and supplies while they commute to school.  Maybe you’ve noticed them…