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Nordic vs. Japanese Minimalism

Nordic vs. Japanese Minimalism

May 20th, 2019 Design

Between hygge and the “KonMari method,” Nordic and Japanese lifestyle concepts have taken root abroad and given people cause to consider switching up their surroundings for the better. To many, Japanese design and Scandinavian design are East-West counterparts of each other. Japanese and Scandinavian minimalist design and lifestyle concepts have become trendy sources of inspiration in Europe and the anglosphere. A blanket approach, however, to the clean lines and spare elegance of both dismisses subtle differences and contrasts in cultural influences.

Tokyo Day Trips: Onsen

Tokyo Day Trips: Onsen

May 20th, 2019 Destinations

Discovering different onsen destinations within three hours of traveling from Tokyo.

Guide to Tokyo Sake Breweries

Guide to Tokyo Sake Breweries

May 10th, 2019 Eat & Drink

In this listicle we will give options for sake tasting and sake brewery tours offered in English in Tokyo. Check out this list if you are interested in visiting a Sake brewery in Tokyo.

Best Hot Spring Baths in Tokyo

Best Hot Spring Baths in Tokyo

May 3rd, 2019 Destinations

Our list of the best Hot Spring Baths in Tokyo - What is the difference between onsen and sento?

Wagashi: Traditional Japanese Sweets

Wagashi: Traditional Japanese Sweets

November 5th, 2018 Eat & Drink

Those with a sweet tooth looking for more ways to appreciate Japan’s traditional culture are in luck, as Japan boasts a long confectionery history that provides visitors to the country a whole new culinary world to explore. Beautiful in design, deep and serene in flavor, and rich in cultural background, traditional Japanese sweets (wagashi) are a delicious way to enhance your dive into the world of Japan.

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