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…

Step out of hibernation in style with a little help from the best beautifying spots in Tokyo. Spring has sprung, and in Japan especially, the season is synonymous with rejuvenating and revitalizing:…

Or, Jumping Through Hoops (And Paying Through the Nose) By Roberto De Vido This week I went to renew my International Driving License (IDL), which is in theory a sensible document providing…

Temperatures may be falling, but these winter activities should keep your spirits bright as 2014 comes to a close. A Grand Weekend Brunch One of the best ways to start off a…

Anyone who’s spent some time in Japan soon finds him or herself drawn to a seasonal gathering to look at trees. And while hanami, the spring cherry blossom “watching” week, gets most…

After a relatively mild rainy season and a (mostly) docile July, the hot and humid dog days of summer have finally found us. While many will flock to crowded beaches and jam-packed…

As we head into our favorite season of the year full of cherry blossoms and ideal weather, we rounded up a list of our top beauty spots in Tokyo to recover from…

Dating as far back as the 1st century in Japan, when ama free-divers hunted for pearl producing oysters in the seas of Okinawa, the gemstone has been an iconic treasure that represented…

Search the word “CrossFit” on any online platform, and an overwhelming amount of results would appear from a dedicated community defining exactly what it means to be a CrossFitter. By Sami Kawahara…

The picturesque castle-town of Matsumoto offers a range of attractions, culture and events. Matsumoto Castle, completed in 1594, is Japan’s oldest existing castle and is perhaps the first thing you’ll think of…

Tokyo’s top brunches are worth seeking out, particularly if you wish to beat the summer hangover blues on a Sunday morning… So what’ll you take with your coffee? Eggs Benedict? Sourdough pancakes?…

If driving in Japan is driving you crazy, we hope the latest in our occasional series of guides to expat life could be a good starting point to getting you on the…