Find Your Zen

Find Your Zen

What is Zen Buddhism? Living in the present. Zen is not a theory, dogma or religion, but a practical experience that leads to spiritual awakening. Generally, it centers around concentration and responsibility within oneself, coupled with compassion in day-to-day life,...
Love is All You Need

Love is All You Need

Make love a priority and explore your sentimental side this Valentine’s Day by visiting some of these romantic spots in the local area with your significant other. From planning an intimate dinner to taking a dip in a private onsen, there are a variety of ways to...
Onsen Etiquette

Onsen Etiquette

As winter has taken full force in northern Japan, I recommend taking a long and soothing dip into some natural hot springs known as onsens located throughout the country. It may make you feel uneasy at first, but once you take your first soak, you will be coming back...
Nature Awaits!

Nature Awaits!

We have everything you need to camp, hike and explore the great outdoors. You don’t have to venture far to get away and be one with nature. Locals love to camp, hike and climb just as much as Americans do. There are many outdoor activities awaiting any adventurer,...
Food Markets & Events

Food Markets & Events

Aomori prefecture is known for fishing, agriculture and forestry, making it home to an immense variety of fresh food and unique beverages, with many opportunities to treat yourself to them all. Here’s some of our picks to help you find a little bit of everything....
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