Three years after the devastation of 3/11, the cities and the people of Tohoku are still recovering and rebuilding day by day. An American volunteer based in the city of Rikuzentakata discusses…

Count on Japanese railway companies to think of ways to put your feet up, or in this case, soak them in footbath tubs. Not to be outdone by Kyushu’s Sweets Train service,…

Jigokudani means Hell Valley in Japanese, and received this moniker long before monkeys began monkeying around in the Yokoyu River. The valley in this region of Nagano Prefecture has steep cliffs, with…

The ski slopes aren’t the only reason to head up to Hokkaido this month as Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival is kicking off on the 27th and running through until March 3rd.…

The lineup for the 6th Okinawa International Movie Festival (OIMF) was announced today along with some of the comedians and pop stars that will be in attendance. The festival runs for one…

The snow was already starting to fall on our arrival at the Chinzanso Hotel, and we were happy to get in from the cold. We weren’t, however, expecting to walk in on…