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Here’s What’s on the Menu for the World’s Longest Flight

Singapore Airlines will be relaunching the world’s longest flight this October. For the 18-hour and 45-minute nonstop journey, the airline has …

Singapore Airlines

Tosenkyo Somen Noodle (Ibusuki City, Kagoshima, Japan)

This post is also available in: Japanese Chinese (Simplified)<p>When it comes to summer food in Kagoshima, Somen noodles will spring up in minds of …

You Can Take a Bath in Craft Beer at This Resort in Japan

As I walk into the Hinotani Onsen at Misugi Resort, I’m hit with a mixture of scents from cedar to hops. This being my first onsen experience in …

Japan

Five Highly Rated Kansai Hotels with Open-Air Baths

Five Highly Rated Kansai Hotels with Open-Air Baths<p>Rooms with private open-air baths are a great way to enjoy a luxurious stay. This article …

Japan

10 Luxury Hotels in Arashiyama, Kyoto

Arashiyama, a hidden gem of Kyoto, has so many sightseeing places that you can enjoy all year round. It was designated as a national historic site …

Japan

The 38 Essential Osaka Restaurants

Where to find fancy Japanese steaks, loaded okonomiyaki, chewy udon, and fluffy Dojima roll cake in Japan’s second-largest city<p>Japan’s second-largest city has long been nicknamed “the Nation’s Kitchen,” so it’s natural that its biggest draw is the cooking. Food is in Osaka’s blood — “<i>kuidaore</i>,” …

Japan

The truth about Japanese tempura

When 16th-Century Portuguese came to Japan, they brought a special dish with them. Today, in Japan, it’s called tempura and has been a staple of the country’s cuisine ever since.<p>In 1543, a Chinese ship with three Portuguese sailors on board was headed to Macau, but was swept off course and ended up …

Japan

12 Best Japanese Denim Brands

The story of denim is about as American as it gets. A Bavarian immigrant found a way to make pants strong enough to withstand the rigors of mining in …

Chiang Mai’s new onsen retreat gives a taste of the Japanese countryside

One look at Chiang Mai's new <i>onsen</i> retreat and you'll feel transported to the Japanese countryside.<p>Hidden amid the rolling green hills of northern …

Chiang Mai

Popular Swimming Beaches in Japan

Since Japan is surrounded by oceans, there are so many beaches to choose from. Swimming beaches in Japan are called <i>kaisui</i><i>-</i><i>yokujo</i>, and most of them …

Japan

This Is The Most Popular Haircut You Can Ask For Right Now

Low fade hair is currently one of the most popular styles hitting barber shops. Here are all the key styles to ask for next time you're in the chair, …

Hair

How a Japanese Novella about a Convenience Store Worker Became an International Bestseller

I f you’ve been looking in many bookstore windows recently, you may have seen a tiny hardcover whose sky-blue and cherry-blossom pink jacket features …

Japan

11 Amazing Hot Spring Inns in the Ancient Capital of Kyoto

Wouldn't you like to bask in a hot spring, soaking away the fatigue brought about by strolling around the old, traditional townscape of Kyoto? This …

Japan

How To Fall In Love With Oita, Japan in 25 Photos

Leaving was joyless, like when nothing is wrong but the mere absence becomes detrimental. The thought of reintegrating into the crowds, the …

Japan

This is what the world's best airline looks like (take note, BA)

Singapore Airlines has scooped the top prize at the annual World Airline Awards, based on the opinions of millions of travellers and dubbed the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, regaining a title it last held in 2008.<p>The Asian carrier pipped Qatar Airways - last year’s winner - to the gong, with …

Singapore Airlines

Discover the Beauty of Rock and Surprise: 10 Selected Geo Spots in Japan

The landscapes of rocks made by the crust change and the weather tell us the greatness of the nature. Let me introduce the attractions surrounding …

Japan

Red Bull would have still won F1 2018 races with Honda engines

Red Bull believes it would have earned victories this season with Honda's Formula 1 engine because the Japanese manufacturer is "within one per cent" …

Unwinding at the Fujiya Ryokan in Wakayama

River flowing slowly beside lush green hills, low-lying clouds and fresh air. Only the sound of the water pouring into my bath was breaking the …

Japan Is in Love With This Bodybuilding Landscaper Who Became a Citizen

Many of us love to travel, but most of us wouldn’t dream of giving up citizenship to the country in which we were born. Swedish-born Jakob Sebastian Björk, however, fell so in love with the country of Japan that he became a naturalized Japanese citizen. In fact, he had to renounce his original …

Japan

Why Japan is going to accept more foreign workers

FOREIGN cashiers and carers are now a fact of life in Japan, especially in urban areas. The number of foreign workers has risen fast recently, to …

Zangief Cosplay Visits A Japanese Public Bath

Photo: Maruo Kono , Red Bull Japan<p>Bodybuilder Taichi Shimizu already does an excellent Zangief cosplay. So put him in a public bathhouse, and the …

9 Onsen in Tohoku Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

The Tohoku region is known for its beautiful mountains, delicious rice, snowfall and hot springs. What better way to enjoy all of the above than at a</i> …

Japan

The Six-Step Guide To Looking After Your Shoes Like A Pro

How to polish shoes correctly, including the right tools for the job, correct polishing techniques and ways to achieve a military shine that you can …

Shoes

The Beginner's Guide to Grilling Any Type of Food

Fire it up.<p>There's nothing quite like cooking food over an open flame. The techniques are simple, cleanup is easy, and grilled food tastes amazing.<p>Fire up the grill, pick whichever recipe sounds the best, use this guide as a primer to get started.<p>1. Choose a Grill<p>Grilling purists agree charcoal …

Shirahama Onsen - The Official Wakayama Travel Guide

This historical Onsen of Shirahama, along with Dogo Onsen and Arima Onsen, is one of Japan's three oldest hot springs. It offers a wide variety of …

Your Morning Coffee Order Says A Lot About You

Judging by the rate at which Australian’s guzzle their coffee, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’re among the top coffee drinkers in the world. …

Does anyone remember the Convair 990 Coronado?

The Convair 880 and 990 were part of the first generation of jet airliners, manufactured in the United States. These aircraft seated people five …

Living in Japan as an American Woman – The Good, The Bad, and The WTF

What’s it like living in Japan as an American woman? My name is Jessica and I recently moved back to my hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. I have …

Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

This Is Why You Need to Wear Sunglasses

According to an ophthalmologist.<p>Since I’m a borderline idiot, I went my first 28 years without wearing sunglasses. Sure, I bought fake Oakleys in the eighth grade to look cool, but I never found sunglasses entirely helpful. I could squint my way through any bright days while avoiding the dreaded …