The ancient volcanoes of Kumamoto, the enchanting hot springs of Oita, mountain escapes in Miyazaki, the mystical islands of Kagoshima and the nightlife of Fukuoka – it is all so enticing, yet the…

Exactly 70 years ago, on July 3, 1951, Japanese people from the capital lined up for softcream for the first time ever. That fateful American Independence Day pre-event later came to be…

A British prep school in the heart of Tokyo and Hokkaido is set to open its doors for the first time this summer. August 30 is the date for the grand opening…

Located between the dramatic vistas of the wild Japan Sea coast and the imposing Chugoku mountains, the region of Shimane Prefecture brings a clichéd phrase to life since it really does have…

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…

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…

Nagasaki Prefecture’s tiny Iki Island offers more than the pristine white sands of Tsutsukihama Swimming Beach and emerald green-and-turquoise blue waters. Located between Japan’s southwestern Kyushu region and the Korean peninsula, the…

The tranquil time from sunset through dusk, when the sky becomes tinged with intensifying shades of fiery orange-red before merging into the deep blues and purples of darkness, can feel magical anywhere…

Sharing its borders with Yamagata, Niigata, Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, Aizu is Fukushima’s most western region. For travelers, it is where they stop to visit the Fukushima Museum, Ouchi-juku, a village…

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…