10 of the Most Heavenly Places in Tokyo for the Sweet Tooth

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Many Japanese are obsessed with sweets. If you happen to have watched the Netflix series, Saboriman Ametani Kantarou, based on a Japanese Manga story, it provides you just a glimpse of the population’s passion for desserts. On this show, you can see there are so many glamorized visual presentations of desserts in Japan. It is not surprising

Walk a Monk’s Path as a Modern Minimalist Solo Traveler

Whether we feel joy, gratitude, anger, or sadness, our minds always react to various situations with different emotions. However, instead of accepting those initial emotional impulses, the Japanese try to be more mindful. By thoughtfully changing the way we react by consciously being more neutral, we can theoretically spend our days more comfortably. A monk

The Old Meets the New: Living like a Monk, a Temple Stay Guide

Buddhist practices, such as mindfulness and mindful eating, are spreading more and more as a part of changes in one’s lifestyle in western countries. There are many Buddhists in Asia, as well as many curious people outside of Japan who say that Japanese people appear to be Atheists. However, many Japanese are just simply not

Love or Hate – Japan’s Mysterious Tattoo Culture

Many curious people outside of Japan ask us about the some of the stigmas surrounding Japanese people having tattoos. They first ask, “Why can’t Japanese people with tattoos seem to buy life insurance?” and secondly they ask, “Why are people with tattoos frequently not allowed in Japanese public baths?“. At first glance there seems to

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