joopan author

Hi, I’m Joo and I live in Osaka with a mostly-naked Japanese man. We travel around Kansai on a motorbike looking for stinky old coffee shops and time warps. Once we bought some logs that had mushrooms growing out of them. I love mushrooms.

map of japan's regions

Japan isn’t a huge landmass, but it feels huge. It takes ages to get anywhere because the roads are so narrow. There are so many tunnels I feel like a mole (there’s a Kylie Mole joke in there somewhere).