While many hardcore snow fiends head all the way up to Hokkaido to get their fix, there’s plenty of the white stuff to go around in Kanto. Here’s our guide to getting your…

If you find the whole idea of getting fit to be too much of a hassle, you may not be alone. That’s one of the common ideas that we noticed while checking…

With the New Year upon us, many of us may find ourselves making resolutions that we secretly fear will never come to fruition. But that does not have to be the case.…

These are a few of our favorite things to do this time of year, so bundle up, get out there, and make the most of Tokyo well into 2016. By Natalie Jacobsen…

Our recommendations for some of the best spots to catch the fall foliage in and around Tokyo. By Natalie Jacobsen Autumn tends to sneak up on Japan, bringing in chilly night breezes…

Combining cutting-edge—yet incision-free—cancer therapy with resort-level accommodations, Medipolis is a place for recovery and relaxation Please, do not call it a research facility, a clinic, or a hospital. It is a place…

Fancy a sweet treat? Doughnuts always hit the spot, probably due in part to their comforting nature and high-fat, high-calorie count. In the recent years, doughnuts have become increasingly popular in Japan,…

Have you ever walked up to an omamori (お守り) booth at a shrine bustling with visitors, only to be overwhelmed while others make their purchases knowingly without batting an eye? You’re not alone—this guide…

OK, let’s be honest. Cinco de Mayo is much more of a Mexican-American holiday than it is a Mexican holiday—the big day for U.S.’s neighbor to the south is September 16. But let’s not…

For the past three years, March has been the time of year where television, print, and online news focus on the disaster from 2011. Let’s shift the attention then. Today, I write…

It’s happening: all over Japan, the sun and warm weather is coaxing the tsubomi – buds – to blossom into bursts of pink, white, and red. Text and pictures by Natalie Jacobsen…

No other country in the world has as many Kit Kat flavors as Japan does, having released over 200 flavors since 2000. originally written by Tiffany of Tokyo Cheapo One reason for…