5 Japanese Ceramic Towns You Should Visit

Japanese pottery is one of the local art forms that the people are very proud of. Several towns have established their own identity as “pottery centers,” and draw thousands of local and international tourists each… Read More

Winter Illuminations in Japan

Winter Illumination: What’s It All About? Looking for an effective way to make your winter in Japan a memorable one? Take an “off-season” trip and enjoy the incredible winter illuminations. Many tourists and even a… Read More

Amazing Temples in Japan You Should Not Miss

Basics: What’s What at Japanese Temples? Knowing your way around the average Japanese temple is a valuable skill to have. Before you go to Japan, check out the basic temple facts below and learn what’s… Read More

Japanese Table Manners

Why is it so important for tourists and long-term visitors to Japan to know about table manners? That question has a simple answer: it’s because the Japanese put much more emphasis on formality and proper… Read More

Quote of the day

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.

Thich Nhat Hanh