Visit Fukui: Tour Ikeda Town Off the Beaten Path

Visit Fukui: Tour Ikeda Town Off the Beaten Path

So, one of the great perks of living in such a rural prefecture is that you get greater opportunities to be a part of the community. Fukui Prefecture, one of the happiest prefectures in Japan, started recruiting their small foreign population to promote Fukui to domestic and international tourism. To do this, the Fukui Prefectural

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How to Celebrate Valentine's in Japan: Chocolate-covered cake balls with hearts

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Japan

It’s February 14th in Japan. You’re excited because you expect to get a large box of chocolate and flowers from your boyfriend/husband because—of course— it’s Valentine’s Day. You’ve already prepared a little something special for him that you know he’ll like. You meet up, full of excitement and expectations, and give him your gift. But,

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