Explore the Unexplored in Tottori Prefecture

If you want to see what off-the-beaten-track Japan really looks like, then head to Japan’s least populated prefecture, Tottori. It’s located in the western part...

By Suzanne Bhagan
June 18, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Happy Birthday, Tokyo Style

Are you tired of celebrating your birthday in Tokyo in the same old lackluster way? Has sponge cake lost its allure? Flowers and dinner are...

By Cheryl White
June 17, 2015 | Lifestyle

Recipe: Cucumber Seaweed Marinade

Cucumber is another cooling vegetable that is very cheap and readily available all across Japan. Plus, it consists of 96 percent water, meaning it's perfect...

By Mariko Nakamura
June 15, 2015 | Food & Drink

Summer Fashions to Help You Beat the Heat

Tokyo’s humid season is upon us (for many of us, our hair is the first indicator), and while most welcome the summer sun with open...

By Chanyn Kirtman
June 13, 2015 | Fashion

Andaz Tavern Blends European and Japanese Flavors

This month marks one year since the opening of Toranomon Hills, as well as the Andaz Tokyo hotel, which occupies its top floors. To celebrate,...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
June 12, 2015 | Food & Drink

Fuji-Q Highland: An Exhilarating Day Trip from Tokyo

If being projected head-first toward the ground in a free fall sounds appealing to you, then start planning a trip to Fuji-Q Highland. The first...

By Camille Perry
June 11, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Happo-en: A Small but Beautiful Haven in Central Tokyo

I was quite content to wander for an hour or so through the leafy paths and carp filled ponds of Happo-en. The name means "beautiful...

By Cheryl White
June 10, 2015 | Lifestyle

Luxurious Summer Soirées at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo

We can’t all be on a 24-hour champagne diet, but three’s not so bad. From six to nine on selected evenings, you can indulge in...

By Leilani R. Gobaleza
June 5, 2015 | Food & Drink

Japanese Etiquette Lessons from the Ogasawara School

Do you know the proper way to hold your chopsticks? Maybe that’s too easy—what about how to take the lid off a dish? Or how...

By WaNavi Japan
June 3, 2015 | Uncategorized

Recipe: Nasu Dengaku

Eggplant is in season in the summer here in Japan, and it is said that the vegetable has the ability to lower our body temperature...

By Mariko Nakamura
June 1, 2015 | Food & Drink

Sayoko Yamaguchi Exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Attention fashion followers and art buffs: a new and exciting exhibit is now on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and it's a...

By Chanyn Kirtman
May 29, 2015 | Art & Culture, Fashion