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7 Tokyo Gardens & Parks to Enjoy Japan’s Changing Seasons

Parks are an integral part of life in Tokyo, a welcome break from the urban sprawl of skyscrapers and railway lines. They provide a chance to see a Tokyo of the past as you wander past shrines, explore museums, and examine statues of samurai and emperors, but also a slice of modern life where locals …

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10 Tokyo Festivals and Events You Must Experience

Japan loves festivals more than most things. The beauty, celebration, dedication, and splendour seen at Tokyo festivals is unparalleled! And whatever weekend you happen to be in Tokyo, you’re bound to find some kind of cultural celebration igniting the streets and lighting up the skies. That being said, there are some bigger Tokyo festivals and …

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What to Eat in Tokyo (+ Ramen Guide)

Tokyo is a foodie’s dream! It’s a city with more Michelin stars than any other city on earth, and a budget meal rarely means a bad meal. There’s a vast range of cooking styles and chefs taking great pleasure in using the finest ingredients. As many know, there’s more to Japan than just ramen, sushi, …

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10 Unusual and Unique Places to See in Bali

Bali is a small province of the much larger Indonesia, composed of the island bearing the province’s name, as well as several lesser islands such as Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Lembongan. These islands have been inhabited for thousands of years as culture thrived upon them, and still does to this day. Bali, along …

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10 Awesome Songs Inspired by Japan (Playlist)

It’s very easy to be inspired by Japan as an artist. From authors like Arthur Golden and David Mitchell to filmmakers like Martin Scorcese, Japan has sparked creativity in artists the world over. This, of course, also extends to music. Bands and musicians around the world have taken inspiration from Japanese art, music, language, aesthetics, …

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7 Awesome Day Trips from Seoul (Cities & Nature)

Seoul is an exciting and electric metropolis of incredible food, a vibrant music scene, and some of the best bars in East Asia. But it’s also surrounded on every side by mountains, islands, traditional villages, and beautiful historic sites. All of which are easy day trips from Seoul. The Best Day Trips from Seoul Take …

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7 Amazing Things to Do in Daegu 대구 (By a Local)

Daegu, in South Korea, is somewhere you have to visit at least once. Shared by a local, here are the activities in Daegu that you simply shouldn’t miss. I’ve been living in Korea for three years and I consider Daegu itself to be the reason why I call Korea home now. Before I arrived, I …

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Kokeshi Dolls (こけし): Everything You Need to Know

Showcasing the imagination of the artists, kokeshi dolls take a simple idea and demonstrate stunning artwork, giving us characters to be treasured. They have changed a lot over the years but several details remain, including their limbless physique and vibrant hand-painted bodies. Find out everything about kokeshi dolls, from their history to how they are …

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An Intro to Lofi (Top 6 Chill Japanese Lofi Playlists)

Discover Japanese lofi with an introduction to the genre and six lofi playlists that will transport you to another world. For so many reasons, modern life is full of stresses and anxiety is at an all-time high. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whatever your age or your job, you need downtime. You need relaxation, …

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5 Unmissable Things to Do in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Get ready to discover why we fell in love with this gorgeous area of Thailand and why it should be next on your list. Kanchanaburi Province in western Thailand is a four hour train ride from Bangkok. When you step off that train, you’re welcomed — with open arms — into an entirely different world. …

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