Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

Waking up early on a crisp, cool autumn morning, I was always full of excitement and anticipation for Thanksgiving, my favorite part of November growing up. Thanksgiving felt like the first step on the ladder to Christmas time for me. Spirits seem generally lighter,...
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...
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,...
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