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September 29, 2017

Autumn Mystery Fruit in Japan: Akebi

Somewhere in northern Japan, someone is cooking this fruit and making it taste fantastic. That person, though, is not me.

September 7, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: The Joy of Getting Naked

Going commando at Japan’s natural hot spring baths make taking a dip an other-worldly experience. We answer questions for first-timers and highlight five hot springs for you to get “eau naturale” during your fall and winter travels.

November 17, 2015

Where to See Kouyou in Tokyo

Fall is here, hear the yell
back to school, ring the bell
brand new shoes, walking blues
climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we are gonna be friends

September 8, 2015

Japanese Autumn and its Foodie Treats

Along with a change of seasons comes a change of foods.

November 28, 2014

Rikugien Gardens’ Ephemeral Fall Colors and Ethereal Lights

Rikugien’s breathtaking fall colors may be ephemeral, but the memory of a visit is guaranteed not to be.

October 21, 2014

Entranced by the Autumn Colors of Kyoto

Kyoto lights up in November with the colors of fall.

October 9, 2014

Flavors of Fall: The Autumn Desserts of Japan

What’s your favourite fall dessert?

September 26, 2014

Top 4 Signs of Autumn in Japan

Time to plug in the heated toilets!