At the Echigo-Yuzawa train station in Niigata prefecture you can taste sake varieties from sake vending machines.
Dutch loan words in Japanese
There are a lot of Dutch loan words in the Japanese language. Find out why.
Samurai films are wrong, a lesson in Aikido
Aikido sensei Ken Kobayashi shows jvloggers Rachel and Jun that samurai in movies don’t sword fight the right way.
Night Factory Cruise: a trip through the harbours of Yokohama
Take a boat cruise along the factories in the harbours of Yokohama and Kawasaki.
Kanji read a bit of Japanese
A brief lesson in Japanese characters.
Tonkatsu, the Japanese schnitzel
Tonkatsu is the Japanese version of the Western Schnitzel. We tell you what makes the Japanese version so delicious.
The best view in Yokohama
Video and pictures of a special place in Yokohama with a magnificent view
My 7 tips for your first trip to Japan
Going to Japan for the first time? Here are my 7 tips to save you a lot of trouble.
The hell of Himeji
My less successful trip to Himeji Castle