A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn where the floors are typically tatami mats and the rooms are separated with sliding shōji doors. And Hotel Sakan in Sendai is one of the best.
Just an hour and a half ride from Tokyo on the Japan's Shinkansen (the bullet train) you will find the city of Sendai. It is the capital city of the Miyagi Perfecture and a gem that sometimes gets overlooked. Sendai is the largest city in the Tōhoku region of Japan and is full of cultural monuments, unique foods and vibrant city lights.
I have been to many impressive and unique markets around the world; Hong Kong's gold fish market, Barcelona's Boqueria and Chiang Mai's Sunday Night Market, just to name a few. Though none have been quite like Tokyo's Tusijiki Market, one of the largest wholesale fish markets in the world
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You may remember, and may wish to forget, the bloody massacre in the movie Kill Bill where Uma Thurman goes against criminal members of the yakuza gang. The set of this [...]
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While traveling through the streets of Tokyo we saw some ladies and a couple of gentlemen donning traditional Japanese kimonos. I was intrigued. Were they as comfy as they looked? Luckily, our [...]
Being a fan of taking cooking classes in other countries, it was no surprise to find myself in Japan learning how to make sushi. What was a surprise was that [...]
The chanting of the crowd, the crack of the bat, the action being displayed on the Jumbo Tron and...edamame? The game of baseball isn't just one of America's favorite pastime, the Japanese [...]
We stood outside of a sumo stable in the Ryogoku district of Tokyo, one of the places where wrestlers practice and live, hoping they would allow visitors to watch as they [...]