Emily R. Seng

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Tokyo, Japan: Where to eat, where to stay, what to do

When it comes to describing the sensory experience that is Japan, perfection is an understatement. As a city, Tokyo is stylish, steeped in history …

Japan

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Will Have You Dreaming of France

Mustard is one of those condiments that can add a lot of easy flavor to your cooking. And two kinds of mustard (grainy and smooth)? Now you're …

Slow Cookers

10 The Secret Things You Should Know About Kyoto City, Japan

Kyoto city used to be the capital of Japan for over millions of years. Kyoto is a beautiful city in the heart of Japan that has one mayor and city of …

Japan

Tokyo city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Japan's capital

It’s easy to get lost in Tokyo. Home to massive skyscrapers, neon-lit signs, owl and maid cafes, anime shops, countless restaurants and karaoke bars, …

Japan

My Favorite Places To Visit in Kyoto During Summer

One of the most annoying parts about visiting Japan is that a lot of the traditional temples and shrines you would think are ideal for golden hour …

Japan

One of OC’s Best Vietnamese Restaurants Brings Quality Pho to Redondo Beach

All too often, Vietnamese restaurants outside of Little Saigon or the San Gabriel Valley water down flavors based on what owners feel non-core demographics can handle. That’s why any bowl of <i>bún bò Huế</i> on LA’s Westside won’t contain congealed pork blood cubes, if they even serve <i>bún bò Huế</i> at all. …

Vietnam

Experience Japan’s stunning cherry blossoms from a hanami cruise

There is nothing quite like visiting Japan during cherry blossom season. A unique celebration of nature’s fleeting beauty and a meditation on the passing of time, every year locals and tourists alike get swept up in the celebrations of spring. And if that wasn’t enough to excite prospective …

Japan

The Secret Alleys of Central Tokyo and Where the Locals Eat

During one of my evenings in Tokyo, I just decided to wander off and find myself some nice, traditional style street photography locations.The …

Japan

Night scene of cherry blossoms in Wuxi a great attraction

Night view of cherry blossoms on Turtle Head Isle, Wuxi City, East China's Jiangsu Province, March 27, 2018. The small peninsula resembling a …

China

The Bizarre, Innovative World of Japanese Kit Kats

In the U.S., a Kit Kat is usually just a Kit Kat.<p>But in Japan, where the product comes in 350 flavors, more than 30 of which are on the market at …

Japan

A Guide to the Cutest, Coolest, and Craziest Stationery in Tokyo

For some, stationery begins and ends with the essentials—once you have a classic Moleskine and a tried and true Mont Blanc, what more do you need?—but in Japan, pens, paper, and the assorted accoutrements of writing are taken to the next level. Even with email and texts outpacing letter-writing, …

A foodie’s guide to Japan in summer

ASK anyone who has visited, and they’ll tell you: Food is the only reason you need to visit Japan. It’s a passion and an art form in this country.<p>Amy …

TAKAYAMA ON A BUDGET 2018: Travel Guide & Itinerary

Gifu Prefecture is fondly called the Heartland of Japan because of its location and, coincidentally, its shape. Right at its core is the city of …

Japan

Ginzan Onsen: Japan's most charming winter village?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "This place is beautiful," says retired Japanese football star Hidetoshi Nakata. "This is like a hidden beauty of Japan ."<p>The 41-year-old is talking about the town of Ginzan Onsen, a popular winter destination in Japan's Yamagata Prefecture.<p>For Nakata, the importance of the region goes …

Japan

A Girl's Guide To Traveling Solo In Japan

A Girl’s Guide to Traveling Solo in Japan<p>Traveling solo in Japan is just so much fun! It is a very safe place to be and with so many opportunities to …

Japan

Onsen experience: Eating snow and finding peace

Onsen or hot spring baths are a Japanese obsession. Visiting just the right onsen resort for the season is a finely honed skill. And these bubbling …

Where To Drink In Tokyo In 2018: 7 Bars For Whisky And Cocktail Lovers

The sheer size of Tokyo and it’s many vibrant neighbourhoods means that drinking options are endless. The culture of <i>nomihodai</i> bars (all you can drink) is strong in the city, so it’s quite easy to find yourself in establishments where quantity is more important than quality. Drinking all you want …

Whiskey

'Hokusai and Hiroshige: The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and the Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido'

March 16-April 24<p>Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was accomplished in painting and drawing, but is best known for his use of dramatic compositions and …

Japanese Alps in winter: snow, sake … and monkeys in hot springs | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

It was approaching winter in Los Angeles, and I was missing snow.<p>Boston-born, I missed snow’s ozone aroma (snow does have a smell, you know). I …

Get Ready for Ramen Documentary 'Ramen Heads'

The directorial debut from Koki Shigeno’s examines the art and culinary artists behind the “cheap, immediate, and deeply satisfying” dish.<p>As any food …

Japan

The Right Way to Roll Sushi, According to Chef Nobu

"It looks easy, but it’s not easy at all," says the legendary Nobuyuki Matsuhisa.<p>The first time you attempt to roll sushi, there’s one thing you’ll …

Sushi

Japan's King of Ramen Has a New Food Documentary

You'd think that with the title, Japan's reigning king of ramen, shop owner Osamu Tomita, would keep the secrets to his steaming tonkotsu broth well …

How to Eat Sushi, According to Tsukiji Fishmongers

Just like produce, sushi is seasonal.<p>When I visit Tokyo’s legendary Tsukiji market at 11 AM on a Saturday, the frenzy that had kicked off at its daily 2 AM standard was petering out—vendors were propped up smoking or napping against stacks of empty crates, trucks drove past with shovels full of sea …

Japan

Letter of recommendation: Visit Japan during cherry blossom season once in your life

When it comes to travel, I tend to steer clear of the main attractions. On any given trip, you are more likely to find me pottering around quiet side streets. Large gatherings of humans—festivals, theme parks, the various wonders of the world—give me more anxiety than fond memories. As a travel …

Japan

15 Awesome Things to Do in Tokyo

There is no city in the world like Tokyo. The lights, smells, colors, and sounds of the capital of Japan are anything but subdued. And with a population of over 9 million inhabitants and 20 million visitors a year, of course there are many intriguing things to do and experience here. It's a city …

Japan

Ageing Japanese towns overrun by wild boars

Less than 20 years ago, the only challenges for the 100 residents of the tiny island of Kakara, off southwest Japan, were the elements and ensuring the fishermen’s catch could get to market on time.<p>Today, the islanders are outnumbered three to one by wild boar who feast on their gardens and are …

Ramen Tatsu-Ya Is Opening a New Burnet Restaurant

<b>Ramen Tatsu-ya</b> and <b>Kemuri Tatsu-ya</b> chefs and owners <b>Takuya Matsumoto</b> and <b>Tatsu Aikawa</b> are opening a new restaurant up on <b>7301 Burnet Road</b>, according to Austin 360.<p>“We liked the space, so we signed the lease,” Aikawa told Eater. As of now, there are no concrete plans for the new restaurant, so it’s …

Hard Japan Versus Comfortable Japan

Japan faces a choice. Will it decide on a hard or a comfortable future? Decisions—political, strategic and social—don't come much bigger. What …

Beautiful Wintry Photos of Tokyo Blanketed in Snow Look Like a Frozen Fairy Tale

Japanese photographer Yuichi Yokota travels the world, capturing the spirit of his surroundings with his camera. But it's these images from his home base of Tokyo, covered in snow, that really caught our eye. Yokota manages to photograph the delicate white flakes floating down to earth, blanketing …

Best of Kyoto - A 3 Day Itinerary

The ancient city of Kyoto in Japan thrives on its rich history and culture. From being a religious hub to the center of a variety of traditional art …

Japan