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Tranquility: Hakone’s Green Landscapes and Nature-Rich Cuisine Part III: Sights to See

Cable car

For centuries, Hakone has been a destination for people to relax and enjoy its famous onsens (natural hot springs). Just over an hour away from Tokyo, it’s an easy getaway from the city and has numerous activities to enjoy including hiking, art museums, traditional craft-making and all its delicious local food. Enjoy these sties to see!

Tranquility: Hakone’s Green Landscapes and Nature-Rich Cuisine Part II: Afternoon Food Adventures

Shika Jaya

For centuries, Hakone has been a destination for people to relax and enjoy its famous onsens (natural hot springs). Just over an hour away from Tokyo, it’s an easy getaway from the city and has numerous activities to enjoy including hiking, art museums, traditional craft-making and all its delicious local food. Enjoy my afternoon food adventure!

Tranquility: Hakone’s Green Landscapes and Nature-Rich Cuisine Part I - Morning Food Adventures

Hakone food travel guide
For centuries, Hakone has been a destination for people to relax and enjoy its famous onsens (natural hot springs). Just over an hour away from Tokyo, it’s an easy getaway from the city and has numerous activities to enjoy including hiking, art museums, traditional craft-making and all its delicious local food. Enjoy my morning food adventure!

Kanagawa: Experience the Beauty of Tokyo's Neighbor

Kamakura Daibutsu (great Buddha) in Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa (神奈川), located on Honshu (本州) island, is the second largest prefecture in Japan. Bordering Tokyo to the south, it's home to beautiful landscapes, beaches, cities and religious sites, making it an ideal getaway for vacationers, tourists and locals.

Get Cultured! – A Guide to Kyushu’s Strangest Local Cuisine

Kyushu (九州)
Kyushu (九州) – Japan’s southernmost mainland island has arguably the most sought after and unique cuisine anywhere in Japan. This is due to a multitude of factors, but most importantly their Chinese immigrant influence, geothermal phenomenon, and historic availability of coastal and deep-sea fishing due to their numerous ports.

Find Someone Who Looks at You the Way Toshiki Looks at Blueberry Amazake Sorbet

Find Someone Who Looks at You the Way Toshiki Looks at Blueberry Amazake Sorbet
The Big Root podcast celebrates “Everywhere Japaneseness.”  When Lillian Rowlatt, co-founder of Kokoro Care Packages, found our podcast and reached out to us for a potential collaboration, we quickly recognized the spirit of everywhere Japaneseness inherent in their product.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Luis Filipe Fukutani - Improving a Japanese Community Across Nations and Generations

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Luis Filipe Fukutani - Improving a Japanese Community Across Nations and Generations
Luis Filipe Fukutani, a half-Japanese and half-Brazilian living in Montreal, Canada, shares his story of contribution and helping to improve a Japanese community.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: SynRa - Connecting the World and the Oneness of Nature

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: SynRa - Connecting the World and the Oneness of Nature
Meet Yoshiyasu Kaji, the founder of SynRα, an entrepreneur and organic farmer with a dream of connecting people to the oneness of nature through his local organic Japanese tours. He brings together farmers and communities, and reminds as all of the beauty and importance of our earth.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Hapa Cooks - A mother's influence turns into a daughter's passion

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Hapa Cooks - A mother's influence turns into a daughter's passion
Hapa Cooks - A mother's influence turns into a daughter's passion

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Stylish and Scrumptious: Lilly Lampe - Brooklyn Fashion Designer Takes The Stage With A Japanese Punch Cake

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Stylish and Scrumptious: Lilly Lampe - Brooklyn Fashion Designer Takes The Stage With A Japanese Punch Cake
Lilly Lampe gets creative and competitive with a stylish and scrumptious Japanese Punch Cake

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Yuko Uchiyama - Sending a Kokoro Gift from Japan to Spain and Switzerland

Kokoro Care Packages Community Spotlight
Interested in sending Kokoro Care Packages as a gift? Yuko Uchiyama shares her experiences of living abroad and of sending a Kokoro Care Package to her boyfriend's family in Spain and Switzerland.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Peter Yoo Foo (Mauritius)

Kokoro Care Packages community spotlight where we share our community's love of Japan, its culture and its food. Peter Yoo Foo from Mauritius
Peter Yoo Foo from Mauritius shares his love for Japan, its culture and it food.