Martha grew up in small town Vermont and has since lived in Paris, San Francisco, and Saigon in a somewhat futile attempt to shed her rural roots. She moved to Japan with dreams of living inside a Murakami novel, and has found it’s nearly the same, with fewer talking cats. She likes having deep discussions about the intricacies of Japan, like which konbini is the best and what new organizational products Muji has in stock. She lives in Osaka with her somewhat insane cat Shino.
Mosaic Hostel give us their insider tips for getting off the beaten track in Japan’s cultural capital. Includes castles, sewage plants and craft beer. Curious? Read on.
There's plenty to do in the kitchen of Japan but we've narrowed it down to the best 25 - 'cos we're nice like that.
A guide to experiencing Japan's hot springs - even when you're inked.