On any clear day, a stroll across the bridge to Enoshima island is accompanied by the iconic image of snow-capped Mount Fuji, a view that was encapsulated as the 25th of the…

Did you come straight here after watching our other softcream adventures on YouTube? Or you are just finding us for the first time? If it’s the former – welcome back! If it’s the…

Fourteen hundred years after his death, Prince Shotoku’s legacy remains strong in Japan. More than just a prince regent, Prince Shotoku was many things: a politician, a champion for Buddhism in Japan…

Traveling and moving disrupts your life in both good and bad ways. A common gripe among expats is how your hair throws a tantrum when you wash it with unfamiliar water and…

The tranquility of Japan’s temples and is hearty and healthy, and chasing it down with shrines, vast landscapes, healthy food and an onsen soak all make for a wellness vacation, or “wellcation.”…

After ticking off Aomori Prefecture on our JR East Pass (Tohoku area) list, we move on to Akita and Yamagata. Akita Prefecture has broad cultural, natural and culinary appeal with its Akita…

Ethical Spirits is the world’s first sustainable distillation platform, launched right here in Japan. As the world transitions to a more self-sufficient lifestyle, Ethical Spirits wants you to populate your liquor cabinet…

For non-Japanese residents, the Covid-19 pandemic didn’t only affect our daily activities. Those living kilometers away from their family had to not only process this historical period of time, but do so…

Ready for some sweet sweet softcream adventures with us? In this YouTube video series, we’ve partnered with the Japanese softcream maker Nissei to show you some of the great sights around Japan and…

Aomori Prefecture is a big place — one of Japan’s 10 largest prefectures — and yet many of us only associate Aomori with apples and snow. Which, in all honesty, isn’t entirely…

“Dream now, travel later.” You’ll likely have seen this phrase littered across social media this past year and a half. Discovering new favorite foods and exploring new-to-you destinations still feels far away…

If you’re craving an island getaway but have a limited time and budget to spend, your solution may be close at hand. For centuries, Enoshima was historically an important destination for religious…