What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Review

Men Without Women – Review

Books on Japan Men Without Women By Haruki Murakami My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Perhaps an even more distressing prospect for Habara than the cessation of sexual activity, however, was the loss of the moments of shared intimacy. To lose all contact with women was,...
A Ranking of the Best Books by Murakami

A Ranking of the Best Books by Murakami

I have to admit that the first Murakami novel I read, I hated. It was Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. But let me explain something: before I had read it, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I knew nothing about the kind of magical realism Murakami uses, so while I...
Is a Japan Rail Pass Worth It?

Is a Japan Rail Pass Worth It?

Is a Japan Rail Pass Worth It? "Is a Japan Rail Pass worth it?" This might be the most important question you are asking yourself right now as you prepare for your trip to Japan in 2021. In this post, I'm going to show you whether a Japan Rail Pass is worth it. Using...
Kanazawa Itinerary: 2 Days in the City of Samurais

Kanazawa Itinerary: 2 Days in the City of Samurais

Kanazawa Itinerary: 2 Days in the City of Samurais In this Kanazawa itinerary post, I’m going to show you how to spend 2 days in Kanazawa, a city famous for its stunningly restored samurai and geisha neighborhoods and its fabulous and fresh seafood. If you’re looking...
The 4 Best Day Trips from Tokyo

The 4 Best Day Trips from Tokyo

The 4 Best Day Trips from Tokyo Looking to take a day trip from Tokyo, but don’t know where to go. Here are THE 4 best day trips to take from Tokyo: Hakone, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, and Nikko. All of them can be reached in 1 or 2 hours by bus or train. All will reward you...
27 Great Books on Japan – Novels

27 Great Books on Japan – Novels

27 Great Books on Japan – Novels In my latest books for the world traveler series of posts, I’m going to share with you my honest and unbiased review of 27 of my favorite and not-so-favorite novels about Japan and Japanese culture. By reading this list,...

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