The Firewalkers Of Mount Takao

February 22, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Japan is steeped in many a legendary tale filled with feats of wonder and tests of courage and wit. From the original Tales of Genji to real-life historical legend Ryoma Sakamoto, This place knows how to spin a yarn or two. A few years back, someone told me they went to a festival and saw […]

Mother’s Farm: Mountaintop Petting Zoo and More in Chiba Prefecture

February 21, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Ok, that may have been a bit of an over-simplification. Mother Farm (マザー牧場) is an expansive working entertainment farm that is located in the Chiba’s central Boso Peninsula countryside sitting 300m atop Mt. Kanozan. All of these qualities comebine to create the perfect outing for those wanting to getaway from the Metropolis’s traffic-choked, building lined […]

Sample Food From All 47 Prefectures Of Japan in Tokyo!

February 21, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

It’s impossible. Even in my almost 2 decades of traveling all over Japan, I have yet to hit the magic number 47, the number of prefectures that make up Japan. This means there’s forty-seven different regions that proclaim to be home to the best beauty, culture, and nature representing Japan. I don’t know about that; […]

How to “Spring Clean” Your Japanese House

February 21, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

You may have noticed not needing to crank the heater up as much, or seeing a bit more light in the skies past 5pm because the days are slowly getting longer. Soon springtime will be here, along with a sudden urge to clean, organize and sort your entire abode. And for those of us from […]

Hiroshima Toyo Carp Baseball

February 21, 2018 by Matt Mangham

Baseball in Japan Nippon Professional Baseball (playing a role similar to the USA’s MLB) consists of two leagues, the Central League (Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Tokyo Yakult Swallows, Yokohama DeNA BayStars, and the Yomiuri Giants) and the Pacific League (Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu […]

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