Indigo Dyeing, called shibori, is a 1300 year old cultural art that involves many techniques. Read more
Cormorant Fishing, called Ukai in Japanese, is a 1300 year old fishing technique that uses cormorant birds to catch fish. Read more
Today we are answering the question, “What is sumo wrestling in Japan?” Read more
Today we are answering the question, “When is cherry blossom season in Japan?” Read more
On the fourth Saturday in January, the incredible Wakakusa Yamayaki event takes place in Nara, Japan. Disputing temples settle a 260-year-old territorial dispute by setting an entire mountainside ablaze. Read more
Bowing in Japan is quite well-known, and having a good understanding of this very important social behavior will help you look like a Japanese culture pro. Read more
COVID-19 has robbed us of traveling to Japan for a second spring season. But not all is lost, because we can still watch the Grand Sumo Tournament on NHK World. Read more
Becki and Shawn
Japan Travel Specialists
Hi, we’re Becki and Shawn! We love Japan and are truly passionate about Japan and Japan travel.
We’ve lived, worked, and traveled in Japan for 20+ years, so we know where to go, what to see, and how to get there. Join us in Japan for an adventure of a lifetime!