Eat like a samurai at Obi Hattori-tei in Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture
Gazing out at the Japanese-style garden and surrounding countryside from Obi Hattori-tei, it’s easy to imagine you’re at a samurai feast.
Japan, South Korea put their own cultural twist on America’s Halloween
Western Halloween traditions like trick-or-treating are not common in Japan and South Korea, but those countries do offer a variety of Halloween festivals and celebrations, with a few returning this year after the pandemic.
Potentially deadly delicacy: Try fugu at this fish market in southern Japan
With the tight regulation of fugu preparation licensing, the chances of fugu poisoning is extremely low, but it’s never zero.
Vampire Café in heart of Tokyo offers spooky fun year-round
For lovers of Halloween, in particular the Gothic, vampire aesthetic popular in European lore, Tokyo has a spot for you to sink your teeth into.
Travelers can help restore coral reefs - from the couch and in future trips
Healthy marine ecosystems are essential for human well-being, and millions of people around the world rely on coral reefs for food, protection, recreation, medicine, cultural connection and economic opportunities.
Popular Hiroshima brewpub is now serving Iwakuni at a second location
Kemby’s, a popular, family-friendly brewpub, has opened a diner serving American-style food and craft beer near Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni.
Try a bold, northern Japanese ramen on its southernmost island
Hayate Maru brings Hokkaido-style ramen to Okinawa.
Origami makers take form to new heights at Tokyo museum
Museum houses 230 displays of tiny pieces of folded paper from the ubiquitous crane to Santa Claus.
Have sauna, will travel in Hokkaido
An RV was converted into a traveling sauna for the town of Toma, Hokkaido with an eye toward promoting health and leisure amid a boom in teleworking and camping.