Getting to Osaka

Overseas travelers to Osaka will fly into Kansai International Airport (KIX), Japan’s second busiest international gateway after Tokyo’s Narita Airport. Kansai Airport, or Kanku as it is colloquially called in […]

Japan’s $200 Mushrooms

What’s the most expensive mushroom in the world? The title belongs to matsutake mushrooms, Japan’s answer to the black truffle. While prices are not quite as high as the most […]

Beer for Kids

Alcohol-free beer has become a sensation in Japan. It all started in 2005 when a restaurant owner took an ordinary soda then known as “Guarana” and changed the name to […]

Getting to Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan and there are many ways to get there. Travelers from overseas will fly into Kansai International Airport, while domestic […]

Getting Around Kyoto

Kyoto Subway Kyoto has two subway lines. The Tozai Line goes across the city from east to west and the Karasuma-dori Line runs from north to south. Transferring lines is […]