Making Herbal Tea at Oyakuen Medicine Garden
Herbs and other botanicals with healing properties have been used for medicinal purposes in Japan for centuries. I had a chance to learn more about the historical cultivation of such plants, and make my own blend for tea, at Oyaku-en in Aizu Wakamatsu.
The Isolated Attractions of Shikoku's "Tibet"
Some dedicated people are intent on saving the small village of Kito, and the last 20 bears that live in the surrounding mountains.
4 of Japan's Lesser-known Liquors
There is much more to Japan's drinking culture than just sake!
9 Tokyo Cafés that Love Kids!
High chairs, changing tables, play space and more: these cafés will welcome your kids with open arms!
Go Chicly Green at these 5 Organic Cafés
Those looking for a more naturally sourced latte can look no further than the Harajuku-Omotesando area.
New York Bagel with a Japanese Twist
Thanks to a close association to New York, the unassuming bagel has seen a surge in popularity in the picturesque town of Miyagawa. Call it 'The Land of the Rising Bagel!'
All-You-Can-Eat Vegetable Bar for Only ¥500!
What better way to start your day than with freshly harvested, local vegetables from Japan’s ancient capital city?
6 Foreigners Making Waves in the Countryside
Most of the subjects of this story didn't see themselves where they are now—but all of them found something incredible in the Japanese countryside, leading each to develop a unique and indelible bond to the local community.
10 Must-Visit Restaurants for Vegans in Japan
The options for vegans in Japan are getting better and better! Skeptical? Check out these 10 fantastic restaurants around the country to see what we mean!
5 Delectable Kansai 'Bib Gourmand' Restaurants
"Bib Gourmand" refers to the Michelin Guide's listing of casual restaurants offering reasonably priced, great-tasting food. Here we've selected five great Bib Gourmand-recommended restaurants from the 2016 area guides.