Japan Archive

The best tonkotsu ramen in Fukuoka, Japan

Ramen is one of Japan’s most famous dishes. Each region of the country has their own popular style. Fukuoka is famous for being the home of tonkotsu ramen. Tonkotsu ramen is not for the faint of heart. The broth is made by simmering pork bones for a very long time. How long? Some ramen shops […]

The best craft beer in Fukuoka, Japan

Although Japan’s craft beer scene is growing, I went to Fukuoka with fairly low expectations. While it is one of the bigger cities in Japan, there are fewer expats and tourists than elsewhere. That said, I was pleasantly surprised that Fukuoka had a handful of nice places to drink craft beer. Here are my favorite places […]

Travel Contests: March 29, 2017 – Mexico City, Tokyo, California, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Mexico City, Mexico; a Holland America cruise; the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; Coachella; Tokyo, Japan; Orlando, Florida; Los Angeles, California; a European river cruise; London, England; the Dominican Republic; New York City; a W Hotel; San Francisco, California; […]

JAL Sakura Lounge Osaka KIX review

Before my flight from Osaka to Los Angeles on Japan Airlines, I visited the JAL Sakura Lounge at Osaka Kansai airport. The lounge wasn’t the easiest to find, since it’s in the center of the concourse and not well-marked. Even this little map I got was only semi-helpful in getting me to the right spot. Once […]

Travel Contests: September 14, 2016 – Kyoto, France, California & more

Check out these travel contests that are closing soon. Prizes you can win include trips to Paris, France; the South of France; Iceland; India; China; Jordan; San Francisco, California; Kyoto, Japan; the Dominican Republic; Louisville, Kentucky; New York City; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Turks & Caicos; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Napa Valley, California; Long Beach, […]