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Tokyo’s Izakaya night bars guide!

Tokyo Food and Drink Vivianne Tran Vivianne Tran

Have you guys heard of Japan’s favourite hangout place, Izakaya? If this sounds foreign to you, allow me to explain what it is. Izakaya is a type of casual Japanese-style bar/pub (the midpoint between a bar and a restaurant), serving a range of Japanese alcoholic drinks and top-notch snacks to acc… Read More

Top Kyoto Cafes for Matcha Lovers

Kyoto Food and Drink Ying-Ying Lee Ying-Ying Lee

It is funny how the more you cannot have something, the more you want it. Has anyone been craving matcha since the start of COVID-19? This superfood has taken the world by a storm. Not only is the green powder recognized for its health benefits, but also its ability to be incorporated in a wide var… Read More

Discovering the local Cuisine of Shikoku

Kochi Food and Drink Ari Gorney Ari Gorney

Hidden away below Okayama prefecture lies the island of Shikoku, and the 4 prefectures that consist of it. Ehime, Kanagawa, Tokushima and Kochi Prefecture. Shikoku is the smallest of the 4 major islands of Japan, and due to the limited transportation options, and lack of Shinkansen line running thr… Read More

Enjoy seasonal fruit picking at Okayama!

Okayama Discover Vivianne Tran Vivianne Tran

Okayama is pleasantly gifted with a mild climate with a higher chance of sunny days outrunning rainy days, in comparison to other parts of Japan. Okayama Prefecture is located south of Chugoku Region and Honshu Island. This makes it the perfect place for growing all kinds of sweet, high quality fru… Read More

7 Amazing Vegan Restaurants in Japan

Tokyo Food and Drink Paulina Rozbicki Paulina Rozbicki

When people talk about vegan food they might not associate Japan with having a lot of options. But today we’re here to show you that Japan does have vegan food and it’s both healthy and delicious. We’ve compiled a list of 7 amazing vegan restaurants in Japan so you won’t have to spend a lot of time… Read More

6 Things You Have To Do In Fukui

Fukui Discover Paulina Rozbicki Paulina Rozbicki

Just 2 hours away from Kyoto, Fukui is a prefecture full of interesting history, scenery, and cuisine. Located next to the Japan Sea, Fukui boasts one of the most delicious varieties of crabs in Japan. Furthermore, the sea has carved out volcanic geological formations on its cliffs that cannot be s… Read More

10 Unmissable Experiences in Mie

Mie Discover Paulina Rozbicki Paulina Rozbicki

Mie prefecture is situated in the centre of Honshu, bordered by Nara and Kyoto. It is home to some of the oldest and holiest Shinto sites as well as some of the freshest and most delicious seafood you can come by in Japan. Additionally, it provides a lot of local charm, giving you a chance to watch… Read More

Top 10 Things to do in Shiga

Shiga Historic Sites Paulina Rozbicki Paulina Rozbicki

Shiga is best known for having the largest lake in Japan, Lake Biwa. It is close to Kyoto and is a hidden gem which has a lot to offer for lovers of both nature and history and is well worth the detour. With architecturally stunning shrines and castles, beautifully sculpted gardens as well as one o… Read More

Nara’s fantastic foods and desserts

Nara Food and Drink Vivianne Tran Vivianne Tran

Japan has got to be one of the top destinations where there is an endless list of foods to try. Seriously, I am not kidding when I say I am definitely making a second trip to Japan just to eat. Each city has something special to offer wherever you go. Especially Nara, their food is so unique! Their… Read More

10 Best Foods in Fukuoka You Cannot Miss

Fukuoka Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Whenever people mention Fukuoka Prefecture, most people think about the delicious food they can eat. With local dishes ranging from mouthwatering ramen to perfectly grilled yakitori, Fukuoka is truly a food heaven that will never let you down. In this Fukuoka food guide, we share the 10 best foods … Read More

8 Kawaii sweets you can find in Tokyo

Tokyo Food and Drink GJ Editor GJ Editor

Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma and Gudetama.... Japan is well known for its Kawaii culture. It is easy to find Kawaii everywhere in Japan from fashion to goods to sweets. Here is a guide for where you can find extra Kawaii treats in Tokyo! 1. Eiswelt Gelato Photo credit  If you are looking for … Read More

5 Reasons to go to Yamaguchi

yamaguchi Discover Paulina Rozbicki Paulina Rozbicki

With so much to see in Japan, you would be forgiven for not immediately thinking of Yamaguchi prefecture when planning your next Japan trip. Some travellers may not have even heard of Yamaguchi, which is located in the Chugoku region in the most Western area of Japan's main island. However, we're h… Read More