With pancakes queues on every corner, there is no doubt breakfast is the next big thing in Japan. On September 2, six of Japan’s top chefs gathered in one kitchen to determine…

Situated deep in the mountains of Nyuto in the Akita Prefecture, there is a stretch of onsens that remains nearly undiscovered by tourists. Their views are breathtaking and simply put, each one…

Just when you thought a train traveling at speeds of 320 kilometers per hour and offering the option to soak your feet in a foot spa, was luxury at its finest, JR…

Tradition and modernity meet at The Gateway to Tohoku. Founded by the great warlord Date Masamune in 1600, Sendai is known as the gateway to the Tohoku region, and is a city…

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,…