Furusato nozei is a system that lets you make a donation to a municipality outside of Tokyo in exchange for free stuff!
Don't know a lick of Japanese? Let us help you navigate supermarket aisles and identify the most common food staples.
A guide of Japanese terms and brands to help you buy ethical and free-range eggs, dairy and meat.
The beautiful mountain of Mitake is only 2 hours from Tokyo and offers autumn colors, waterfalls, hiking, Shinto rituals …
Lots of options for staying active and making friends.
Compare the different ways to get between the two. Is it fastest and best to take the bullet train (Shinkansen)?
Where all the cool kids go in winter. And us cheapos, too.
Not mythical. Not far. Not expensive.
You could be on the slopes in under 90 minutes.
Where to find reasonably priced winter sports gear in Japan.
Vegans, rejoice. And non-vegans, rejoice even more because you never knew vegan food could taste this good.