Discover Japan, Eat Sushi for Breakfast

Discover Japan, Eat Sushi for Breakfast

Glimpse a fading cultural icon in Kyoto’s Gion neighborhood If Japan has a face, it’s to be found in this small district directly adjacent to Yasaka Shrine, for it’s here that the geisha, or geiko, as they are known in Kyoto live and work. Contrary to popular belief, geiko are not prostitutes. Yes, many of […]

Osaka: Japan’s 2nd City, but 1st in the Hearts of Many Foodies

Osaka: Japan’s 2nd City, but 1st in the Hearts of Many Foodies

Japan’s second-largest city by population, Osaka is #1 in the hearts of countless visitors and natives. Some say it’s less conventionally beautiful than other major cities, but Osaka is bursting with character, not to mention more amazing food than you can shake a chopstick at, hence its long association with the word kuidaore meaning “to […]