Oze is Japan’s largest highland marsh, and is famous as an area rich in rare and precious plants and animals.
By Lynn Allmon on September 13, 2014
It’s getting close to the end of fireworks season but there’s a few more festivals left.
By Lynn Allmon on August 30, 2014
In this bar, you can eat the yellow snow.
By Lynn Allmon on August 24, 2014
Whether you go for the food, shopping or the entertainment, you are sure to leave Zakuro with a full stomach and a strong impression.
By Lynn Allmon on August 5, 2014
Sado is an island of sprawling rice fields, uncrowded beaches, and sightseeing spots that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. From the gold mines to the ibis conservation center, Sado offers experiences unlike any others in Japan.
By Lynn Allmon on July 27, 2014
Drinking diluted apple vinegar, stretching out my feet on the foot massage tiles, enjoying the cool night breeze on a reclining chair. The Shimizuyu Onsen is definitely a place I will return to.
By Lynn Allmon on July 14, 2014
Japan is the land of the rising fee! Everywhere you look you will be faced with open and hidden fees.
By Lynn Allmon on July 11, 2014
Summer in Japan is a great time to sample the many 夏の旬 (natsu no shun, summer seasonal) foods!
By Lynn Allmon on July 6, 2014
Osuya, which means “the vinegar shop” in Japanese, sells various flavors of dessert vinegar and also has a small restaurant that serves vinegar-based drinks, food, and sweets.
By Lynn Allmon on July 4, 2014
Super cool biz is an attempt by the Japanese government to conserve energy in part by having government offices and private companies set the air-conditioner to 28˚C.
By Lynn Allmon on June 29, 2014
The policy of the Ichiran ramen chain is to minimize the interaction with shop staff and customers as much as possible. A strange set up but how’s the ramen?
By Lynn Allmon on June 24, 2014
GP contributor Lynn Allmon finds an old bottle of nihonshu which prompted the question, does sake go bad?