We rounded up 23 of our team’s favorite spots to eat, drink, and frolick, just in time for the 4th of July.
A landmark destination once known for its extravagant shrines, the village of Nikko has since retreated into a nature and architecture lover's paradise. Venture inside the little-known village that was once known as a foreign diplomat’s summer paradise.
We go behind the scenes at Shofuso Japanese House’s hinoki roof restoration, the only one of its kind in the US and currently undergoing repairs by two uniquely qualified Japanese craftsmen.
For those who are in the business of conquering mountains, the thrill of the climb is never free of danger. In observation of Mountain Day, we present four Japanese mountaineers who braved the elements, gender and age expectations, and near-certain death to achieve their dreams.
In a time when public telephones have become almost obsolete, one lone telephone booth in Otsuchi keeps getting visitors. To passerby, it’s little more than a baffling mystery, but to locals, the booth is known as the Phone of the Wind.
On Coming of Age Day, Japan celebrates those who have reached the age of 20 years old. Here, our photographer reflects on his experience witnessing this day during his first trip to Japan.
Fascinated with the natural formation of trees, George Nakashima’s design philosophy was grounded in the moments of organic creation found within nature. We visit his house and studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania, to learn more about the life and work of the restless Japanese designer.
Packing for extended trips always challenges us to prioritize our belongings and bring items that skirt the line between functional and beautiful. Here are a eight of our most-traveled wares.
Every year when we are in Japan to research new products and collaborate with our partners, we like to take some time for ourselves. Here, our marketing director tells us about the latte he hasn’t stopped thinking about since his last trip to Tokyo.
During our annual Japan trip, one of our main goals was to explore Tokyo's rich coffee scene. Here, our photographer shows us his cafe of choice for a mid-day cold brew.