Glamping near Tokyo

private garden the west side house a glamping getaway near Tokyo photographed by native expat 2020

Last Wednesday (March 25), Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike strongly urged people to work from home, stay at home at night and during this weekend as Tokyo's coronavirus infection rate continue to rise. Similar to many other cities around the world, panic food shopping happened in Tokyo as well that night... All the essentials stocked out … Continue reading Glamping near Tokyo

Noboribetsu, Hokkaido: A weekend in a steamy onsen demon town

For a couple of years, my husband has been dying to go to 🔥hell🔥; that is 地獄谷, Jigokudani or Hell Valley in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido (the northern island of Japan) famous for 温泉 (onsen, hot spring)♨. Japan has many famous onsen destinations but Noboribetsu is the most famous area in Hokkaido and is often highly ranked … Continue reading Noboribetsu, Hokkaido: A weekend in a steamy onsen demon town