In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Tokyo so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Tokyo!
You know what they say — when in Rome, do as the Romans do. And when you find yourself in Osaka, you indulge in sushi. Not just the restaurant kind, but the kind you make with your own hands at a Sushi Cooking Class in Osaka, in a traditional Japanese home with a professional chef.
Okinawa is a playground for those who love high-action, high-intensity adventure sports. Possibilities for adventure sports in Okinawa stretch from the ocean to the inland forests. Okinawa’s many and various islands ensure that just about any interest can be met.
Host is the perfect word to describe Yayo and her sister, Hiroko, who demonstrated traditional Japanese cooking techniques handed down by their grandmother. I expected the cooking class to take place in a commercial-style kitchen like other cooking classes I had taken before. Instead, we were welcomed warmly into a well-appointed Japanese apartment. We left our shoes at the door, and were provided warm and fuzzy slippers. Yayo escorted us to a traditional tatami room, where Hiroko, all decked out in a classic Japanese kimono, prepared matcha (green tea) for us.