5 J-Blogs You Should Be Reading

Here’s a quick roundup of some of my favorite blogs about life in Japan. Whether you’re into yummy stuff, geek culture, or the seedy underbelly of this nation, these bloggers do a capital job of bringing their passions to life on the monitor.

1) Spoon and Tamago

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Artist Johnny Strategy splits his time between Tokyo and NYC. He and his team of contributors curate gorgeous visuals of art, design, nature, and especially interesting aspects of Japanese life. spoon-tamago.com

2) Food Sake Tokyo

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Chef Yukari Sakamoto is a veteran food writer in Japan, and offers private food and market tours in Tokyo. With an impressive list of publishing credits to her name, you can trust that when she says a place is the best… it probably is. foodsaketokyo.wordpress.com

3) Tokyo Fashion

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TF’s team of designers, photographers and creatives have created a young, fun space to check out up-to-the minute trends in fashion all around Tokyo. Street fashion snaps and full blown editorials, Tokyo Fashion is a blast to click through for shopping inspiration. tokyofashion.com

4) Kirai: A Geek in Japan

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Hector Garcia has lived in Tokyo for over a decade, and blogs about his life and the things he finds cool in both English and Spanish. Art, news, culture, and photography, Kirai is a prolific blog and an overall fun read. kirainet.com/english

5) Ramen Adventures

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Brian Macduckston knows ramen. He’s the ramen editor for Bento.com and your personal tour guide for all kinds of food in Japan. From cheap tsukemen to reservations at Jiro, he’s the man to hook you up. Warning: the photos will make you run for the nearest noodle shop. ramenadventures.com

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Author of this article

Cynthia Popper

Writer/model/actor by day, English teacher by night. When she’s not stalking beauty trends or giving model advice on her blog, she can usually be found in the Shimokita thrift shops or eating more than a reasonable amount of green tea Galbo minis.

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