Aomori Nebuta Festival

Aomori Nebuta Festival

The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is a unique, colorful festival celebrated in the northern prefecture of Aomori held from August 1–7. This festival is a must-see and roughly 3 million people visit the Nebuta Matsuri every year! This festival is held once a year and features...
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...
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