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The Akasaka neighborhood is often passed up for more vibrant areas of Tokyo, but don’t let the business-like environment of the area fool you. Where there are salarymen, there are izakaya, high-end…

People and development manager, outdoors enthusiast, Minakami ambassador and survivor of a bear encounter. These are just some of the hats that Cory McGowan has worn during his 20-plus years of living in Japan.…

If seeing the likes of Demon Slayer and Attack on Titan everywhere in Japan right now hasn’t made it abundantly clear, anime is experiencing a resurgence in popularity like never before. Certainly, classics…

The abundance of bakeries scattered throughout major cities would certainly lead one to believe that despite being a rice-loving nation, Japan does have room in its heart for bread. From French patisseries…

If you haven’t been living under a YouTube-less rock for the last few years, the name Abroad in Japan is certain to ring a bell. As one of the most celebrated YouTubers…

Living in Japan since 1976, John Davis has always loved the food here. But like many members of the international community, he found the country lacked a good selection of cheese. “I…

This beach destination isn’t just about the sand, sun and waves. It plays host to a surprising number of eclectic and delicious cuisines, well worth extending your stay for. Read on for…

The arrival of summer means the coastal areas of Japan are ripe for discovery. Unbeknownst to many, Japan does boast beautiful seaside destinations in some parts with refreshingly cool ocean water to…