12 Apr | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

Make these 50 bucket list items a priority on your next visit to Japan!

we’ve put together a bucket list of 50 must-do’s while you’re in Japan!


8 Apr | Jason Stone |No Comments

Japan’s Famous Landmark: Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji: the mountain is synonymous with the country. It is one of the most popularly photographed and artistically depicted mountains in the entire world, rivaled only by the tallest mountain on the planet, Mt. Everest. But what makes this mountain on the island nation of Japan so special?…


30 Mar | Carlotta Villa |No Comments

Japan’s Ultimate Bucket List: Explore all 47 Prefectures and Plan Your Next Trip! (Part 2)

Welcome back to the second part of our Ultimate Bucket-list! In this section, we will explore the central prefectures of Japan, characterized by old traditions, innovation, stunning nature and, of course, delicious food. Let’s explore the prefectures in the Kanto and Chubu regions!


11 Mar | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

Vermillion, More Than Just Coffee

Located near the iconic and world famous red (vermillion-colored) torii gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Vermillion Cafe. has a unique history that inspired its creation. Recently, we had the wonderful opportunity to interview Miwa Kimura, the co-founder, and ask her about her amazing coffee shops. Take a look!


19 Feb | Carlotta Villa |No Comments

Japan’s ultimate bucket list: explore all 47 Prefectures and plan your next trip!

Japan is a beautiful country full of tradition and culture, but with so many things to see and explore, planning your next trip might be a little overwhelming! That’s why we’ve prepared the ultimate bucket list! It includes a must-see and a must-eat for all 47 Japanese Prefectures so you can discover Japan step by step and bite by bite. Jump into Part 1…


16 Feb | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

MACHIYA INNS & HOTELS, Living in Tradition

MACHIYA INNS & HOTELS currently offers over 60 traditional Japanese-style machiya accommodations throughout Kanazawa & Kyoto, Japan. We renovate traditional machiya architecture (traditional Japanese wooden townhouses) and transform them into accommodations so that our guests are able to experience the rich & unique history of each city…


5 Feb | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

Support Local Black-Owned Restaurants in Japan

One great way to consistently and actively support Black creators is to consciously spend your yen at Black-owned businesses. Since we are foodies and culinary tourism experts, we’ve put together this list of some wonderful Black-owned restaurants across Japan! Be sure to check them out…


22 Jan | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Aloft Tokyo Ginza, a Great Hotel for your stay in Japan

Aloft would be especially preferred by global travelers, those who love open spaces, open thinking and open expression. We see many of our customers as self-expressers; forward-thinking, confidently social tech enthusiasts who live both online and off. We have the connectivity to keep up with them…


11 Jan | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Yakiniku: Japanese BBQ

Have you ever been so hungry that you could eat a cow? Well, yakiniku has the answer! It’s all the glory of a backyard BBQ with none of the inconveniences like shopping, preparing the meat, cleaning up, or mosquitoes! Yakiniku is both simple and delicious…


23 Dec | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Let’s meet Abby, Author of the “Cool Tokyo Guide”

Many of us are dreaming of travel for 2021 so today we’re happy to introduce you to Abby, author of the “Cool Tokyo Guide” and “Cool Japan Guide” which are super fun,  fully-illustrated travel guides…

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