Japan

Japan

Utterly unique, intricate, and contradictory, Japanese culture is a wonder! Japanese culture rates autonomy, self-direction, and personal freedom much more highly than most other cultures. Chinese culture has had a large influence on Japanese culture. Shinto and Buddhism remain powerful influences on spiritual life and annual rituals. It is a densely urbanized country, with the Greater Tokyo area being the densest in the world with more than 37 million residents.

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Ultimate Guide to the Best Tokyo Street Food

Ultimate Guide to the Best Tokyo Street Food

MoniqueNov 22, 202015 min read
Get inspired (& hungry) with the 10 most delicious & popular dishes in this ultimate guide to Tokyo street food: Takoyaki, Yakitori, Melon Pan Bread, Dango, Japanese Crepes, Yakisoba, Okonomiyaki, Taiyako, Wagyu Beef & Ikayaki.
Walking Around Yamanashi Prefecture – Breathtaking Lakes and Ancient Shrines

Walking Around Yamanashi Prefecture – Breathtaking Lakes and Ancient Shrines

MoniqueApr 5, 202014 min read
Yamanashi Prefecture surrounds Mt. Fuji & is close to Tokyo. Discover its Fuji Five Lakes, ancient shrines, cherry blossoms, museums & national park hikes
Climbing Mt Fuji Guide: When to Go and How to Do It

Climbing Mt Fuji Guide: When to Go and How to Do It

MoniqueMar 13, 202015 min read
The complete guide to climbing Mt Fuji in Japan. The best trails, tours, maps, culture and essential tips for when to go and how to do it.