Onsen in Japan, as hot springs are known, are a highly popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Their relaxing hot waters are steeped in tradition, and onsen are considered a must-do when visiting the Land of the Rising Sun.
Where are the best onsen hot springs in Japan? I believe it is Kusatsu Onsen. This is without a doubt one of the onsen areas many Japanese would like to visit once in their lives, and I was no exception.
What are some of the best things to do in Aomori Prefecture? Located at the northern tip of Japan's main island of Honshu, Aomori is surrounded by beautiful seas on three sides and covered in large swathes of forests.
If you think of alcohol and Japan, then the first thing that springs to mind is sake – but there are other alcoholic drinks too, one of which comes from the island of Okinawa! Awamori is an alcoholic drink which is also known as shimazakae, or island sake.
Why not spice up mid-March by celebrating the number 3.14159 . . . with pie. While I love a buttery, fruity classic pie just as much as the next person, I like to get a little creative with what constitutes a “pie” on Pi Day.