First Time in Yamagata
Ginzan Onsen is a hot spring town that consists of only one street with shops and ryokan (Japanese inns) lining each side of it, and a small stream flowing down the middle. It is said that this is the place that inspired the location for Miyazaki Hayao's famou
Zao Onsen Ski Resort
Zao Onsen Ski Resort is a popular area for winter sports and is located close to the hot spring resort of Zao. The area is known for its juhyo (frozen trees, also called "snow monsters"), a rare phenomenon that is only visible in this particular area.
Zao Onsen Hot Spring
Located in the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture, this hot spring is renown for its sulfurous spring waters—which are said to ameliorate skin conditions—and many surrounding traditional inns and hotels. The spring is sometimes called "hime no yu" (Hot Spring fo
Cookie Time - Where Japan and New Zealand Meet!
A few minutes’ walk from Harajuku station, take a left before the Takeshita Street sign, and you’ll find the popular Cookie Time Cookie Bar. Brought over from New Zealand in early 2014, the Cookie Time Cookie Bar has been a hotspot for natives, foreigners and
Traveling to Japan for the first time as a Type 1 Diabetic: Preparation
Hi there! My name is Aurelie Nix, you may or may not know me from the online community A Woman on the Internet, in the most likely instance that you are not familiar with AWOTI or me, let me introduce myself. I am a 26 (almost 27m yikes) years old first genera
Story Time: The Joy of Getting Lost in Japan
The Worst/Best HangoverLet me take you back to the 1st of June 2015, or as I fondly remember it: The Worst/Best Hangover I ever had. It was the day following a rather wonderful night of karaoke and sake in Kyoto with my two friends/travelling buddies, as well