A Guide to Japanese Spa & Beauty

3 Reasons Why Mixed-Gender Onsens Are Becoming Extinct

Travel

3 Reasons Why Mixed-Gender Onsens Are Becoming Extinct

For centuries, Japanese men and women bathed together in a shared space, known as mixed-gender onsens. In Japan, this concept is called konyoku. Records of the konyoku onsen has dated as far back as the 9th century, but many scholars believed it existed even way before. It was not until the Meiji Restoration in 1868 […]

6 Ways to Get Japanese Flawless Skin

Beauty

6 Ways to Get Japanese Flawless Skin

Japanese women go to great lengths to ensure their skin is in tip-top condition. To do this, they invest a lot of time and care, and incorporating six key ingredients into their skincare regimen. Learn a thing or two about their beauty secrets to achieve the Japanese flawless skin.

Persimmons: The National Fruit of Japan

Food

Persimmons: The National Fruit of Japan

Autumn in Japan is more than just its fall foliage. It is also about decorating the streets with its national fruit called persimmons. Learn more about this bright orange fruit and why it is so well-loved among the Japanese.