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Tips About Traveling to Japan in December

If you are planning to visit Japan in December, it's best to avoid traveling to the country during the last week of the month and the first week of …

Japan

Better Than Takeout: Four Chinese Food Recipes to Make at Home

For many of us, Christmas Eve (and/or Christmas itself) wouldn’t be the same without Chinese food. But in place of the MSG-laden, refined …

There's About to Be a Factory Solely Devoted to Making Flavored KitKats

Unusually flavored KitKats such as potato chip and sushi are so popular in Japan that Nestlé is building a whole factory devoted to making the …

How to Travel Deeper in Tokyo

Photo credit: Flickr/DozoDomo<p>Get a richer understanding of Japanese culture while in Tokyo, one of the world’s most intoxicating cities.<p>This …

How to Plan Your Japan Trip - Clothes, SIM Card, Tickets

First-Time Visitors to Japan<p>As a frequent traveler to Japan, here is some advice to plan your Japan trip for first-time visitors to the country:<p>Visa …

SIM Cards

Why does this Japanese cat love to eat so much?

There are plenty of odd Instagram accounts out there.<p>For example, the guy who posts nothing but photos of his abs is hugely popular – even though his …

Pot luck: Takashi Murakami’s vast ceramics collection goes on display in Japan

Ceramics first emerged in Japan in the Jomon period - the prehistoric era - making it one of the first art forms in the country, and one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the world. Chanoyu tea ceremonies designed by Rikyuu - the ancient master of the Japanese green tea ritual - popularised …

Ceramics

Tsuta Tokyo – The Michelin Ramen Deserves Its Hype. Here’s How You Should Queue – It Is Confusing

[Tokyo] Tsuta 蔦 Japanese Soba Noodles in Tokyo is the first ever ramen joint to get a Michelin star, which is an indication of its possibly …

Japan

Everything You Need to Eat in Kyoto, from Chicken Skin to Tofu Ice Cream

In Japan’s prettiest city, the train station is filled with ramen, the tofu is plentiful, and it’s easy to get a taste of what this country’s food is really all about<p>If Tokyo is New York City with more neon and sake, then Kyoto is Seattle with extra shrines and temples. It’s a city so calming that …

Japan

7 Rustic Ryokan-Style Hotels in Kyoto

One of the best ways to experience some of the romantic Old-World charm of Kyoto is to stay in one of the city's many "ryokan." These traditional …

Japan

An obsessive breakdown of the first 'Game of Thrones' trailer

At first glance, the new promo trailer for <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 7 is just a badass montage of pretty people walking slowly through hallways while …

6 essential settings to make your iPhone and iPad display easier on the eyes

Nope, you don’t have to settle for itty-bitty text on your iPhone screen, nor must you deal with buttons that don’t look anything like buttons. Once …

iPad

25 Japanese foods we love -- from miso to tempura | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Japan is often called a "Galapagos" when it comes to technology, as the country's cultural isolation tends to produce innovations found nowhere else in the world. The same can be said about its food.<p>Japan is a culinary wonderland thanks to its unique heritage, a national obsession with …

Japan

Learn Japanese the smarter way – Japan Info

For those who are interested in Japanese culture the decision to learn the language is an easy one.<br>However, putting this into actual practice might …

Japan

Photos of the playful sleepy life on Japan's 'Cat Island,' where cats outnumber humans 8 to 1

Just off the coast of Japan there is an island called Aoshima, which is also known as "Cat Island." The tiny fishing village is home to more than 140 cats, which roam around napping, playing, and snagging snacks from residents and tourists. They outnumber humans 8 to 1.<p>The cats were originally …

50+ Lunch Recipes That Help With Weight Loss (and Are Under 500 Calories!)

You're trying to lose weight, so you pack a salad for lunch. But by 2 p.m., you're famished! In order for a lunch to be filling and help you lose …

My Mom Watched "Game Of Thrones" And Was Not Very Impressed

"That's Liz Lemon's boyfriend."

TV Series

Serious DIYs for People Who Really Really Love Their Cats

There are a few different kinds of cat owners. There are the people who love their cats, the people who really love their cats, and the people who</i> …

Cats

Star Wars BB-8 Tea Set

Bee Bee Ate My Tea Cookies!<p>Nestled teapot and teacup with BB-8 details<br>• Pot holds 12 ounces, cup holds 6 ounces<br>• Made from high quality ceramic<p>It's time …

archatlas: Japanese Landscape Photography In the words of the artist Hidenobu Suzuki: My photographs are like Japanese paintings. I think that realism is more Western style. Japanese like to express emotions and spiritual feelings through the landscape photography. Contemporary theater, art and music stimulate the brain and increase mood. Emotional art heal people and leads the society to harmony. I took a challenge to capture emotions with my camera. Using logical thinking at photography results in better attention to the detail, but there is a tendency to get bored. Working with feelings and looking for emotions is more relaxing. You can see previous features of Hidenobu Suzuki on ARCHalas: Sleeping Giants, Weeping Plums and Early Spring In Japan. Images via text via (via archatlas)

Evernote is no longer the best note-taking app for most iPhone users

I was an obsessive Evernote user for over five years.<p>Just about everything I needed was stored in Evernote. I had thousands of notes stored and …

Productivity

11 Photos That Prove Japan Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

...not that we needed convincing.<p>Hidenobu Suzuki knows Japan like the back of his hand.<p>This spring, the Toyohashi-based photographer shot some stunning photos of cherry blossoms in his home country. And now that it's rainy season, he's back outdoors to capture more Japanese scenery. (Spoiler alert: …

Japan

The 19 greatest cities in history

From 7000 B.C. to today, at least 19 cities have led the world in population.<p>We have profiled each of them, taking data and insights primarily from "Why the West Rules — For Now" by Stanford historian and archaeologist Ian Morris.<p>Cities have, of course, grown vastly bigger over time. Nine thousand …

Ancient History

9 things to put in your planner on Monday mornings for a productive AF week

It’s weird that Garfield hates Mondays, because as far as I’ve seen, he has literally <i>nothing</i> to do. For us humans, however, Monday is the start of …

Wisdom from a ‘vegetable butcher’ can get you through farmers market season

I’m sure this has happened to you: You spy some piece of produce that looks great and interesting at the market (farmers, super or otherwise), and then you get home and think, “What the heck do I do <i>now</i>?”<p><i>[Make the recipe: Eggplant Steaks With Salsa Verde]</i><p>Cara Mangini knows you well, because you’re …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

What Order to Organize Your Home

01 of 04<p>Storage Spaces<p>Your storage spaces are the place to begin organizing. Once you dive deeper into your house, you're going to be doing a lot of …

Living Rooms

Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Jaime’s Ruthless Move, Reuniting With Brienne, and Twincest Haircuts

<b>Spoilers ahead for the most recent episode of Game of Thrones.</b><p>Jaime Lannister was always Tywin Lannister’s favored son, but he never seemed to be the …

TV Series

10 Facts About Olympic National Park

Located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, Olympic National Park features one of the most unique collections of landscapes in a U.S. …