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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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The Best Things to Do in Taiwan (in 34 Photos)

The wonders of this island nation off the coast of China are almost too much to be described (hence the photos) but here’s a little background. Taiwan, as it exists today, was first modernised by the Japanese during fifty years of occupation which ended with World War 2. After that, the nation was populated by …

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So You Want to Date an Oppa? Guide to Dating in Korea

Everything You Need to Know About Dating a Korean Man With the rise of tour sites like Oh my Oppa and the huge surge in the popularity of Kdramas, the idea of dating a Korean has become idealised. However, it’s handy to know that there are some key differences in dating styles between North America and Korea. …

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A Complete Guide to Living and Working in China

China is a wonderful place to live and work for so many reasons: its extensive cuisine, deep and alluring history, fascinating language, thriving economy, unparalleled natural beauty – the list goes on and on. it’s also a terrible place, politically, but that shouldn’t necessarily stop you from moving there (trust us, as angry liberals who …

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Ten Cute Cafes in South Korea: From Seoul to Busan

Korea’s cafe culture is something to be reckoned with and it’s only when you head elsewhere you realise quite how impressive it is.  From themed cafes to hipster joints, to cosy nooks, you could easily make a top-ten list for every city in South Korea and you still wouldn’t scratch the surface. Nonetheless, if you’re …

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Tokyo Art & Culture Guide (Museums, Galleries, and More…)

Tokyo Art & Culture Guide As the capital of Japan, Tokyo is steeped in a deep history of vibrant arts and culture which are still alive and popular today. In the city, visitors can find everything from sumo matches and kabuki shows to see, a samurai museum and a variety of traditional art galleries to …

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Beyond Japan’s Old Capital – A Guide to Kyoto’s Secret Spots

Enjoy Kyoto’s off-the-beaten-track areas Kyoto is a wonderful city and visitors to the area tend to have more than enough to see for a flying visit, like the famed Fushimi Inari, the geisha of Gion, and the majestic Golden Pavilion. That’s not to mention the thriving art culture that’s present in the city. From boutique …

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Top 3 LGBTQ-friendly Places to Visit in Japan

Top 3 LGBTQ-friendly places to visit in Japan It’s no secret that Japan is far behind other developed countries when it comes to LGBTQ rights. While some local governments issue same-sex union certificates, gay marriage still isn’t recognized by the Japanese government, and the Supreme Court recently ruled that transgendered people must be sterilized before …

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