There are many websites and blogs out there about Japan, Japanese culture, life in Japan, etc. The resources that we find especially useful and closely related to our own are listed below. We welcome additions to this list.
Bathing in Japan
All there is to know about bathing in Tokyo. The bath house culture is still very much alive in the capital.
- I Love ゆ
Reviews of onsen en sentō all over the Kansai area.
- Onsen Addict
Greg is the onsen addict, and this blog is about his attempts to soak himself in as many hot springs as he can.
- Onsen Meijin
A blog about onsen bathing in Japan and especially about the various baths in the town of Beppu in the south of Japan.
- Onsen Soaker
Hot spring reviews from all over Japan.
CycleKyoto is a bilingual reference for tourists and commuters, first-time visitors and long-time residents of Kyoto.
- Deep Kyoto
Created in June 2007 as a website for Kyoto residents and tourists, introducing those good places and people that make up the modern city.
- Inside Kyoto
Photos, events and news from Kyoto.
- Jeffrey Friedl’s Blog
Jeffrey takes some of the most beautiful pictures of Kyoto.
- Konaka Residence
An independent home-stay provider in Kyoto.
- Kyoto Foodie
Where and what to eat in Kyoto.
- Kyoto Sights and Nights
Dive into the the culture of Geisha with Peter MacIntosh, one of the few foreigners who has managed to gain traction in this mysterious “flower and willow world”.
- Kyoto Visitor’s Guide
This website and magazine offers visitors to Kyoto a great source of up-to-date tourist and travel information: in clear, easy-to-understand English.
- WaRaiDo Guide Networks
Quality guide service and travel consultation in Kyoto.
- Kansai Scene Magazine
The English language magazine with news and events for the Kansai region.