H&R Group Blog

Kawadoko: Riverside Terrace Dining in Kyoto

Jun 14, 2013 By Ray Proper

Its summer, and time for trips! If you are visiting Kyoto this summer, one highly recommended activity is kawadoko, or...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Whiskey Bars

Jun 14, 2013 By Ray Proper

Japanese distiller aims to revolutionize whiskey drinking, focus on new generation of drinkers. Suntory's sales soar after rolling out "highballs", ...[ Click to read more ]

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The Ieyasu And Mikawa Bushi Museum Okazaki

May 30, 2013 By Ray Proper

Within Okazaki Castle and Okazaki Park is a museum dedicated to the Chubu Region's favorite son, Okazaki native Tokugawa Ieyasu,...[ Click to read more ]

What is car-sharing and how does it work in Japan?

May 14, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

Yesterday, your author embarked upon one of the biggest experiments of his life in Japan: I joined a "Car-Share club"....[ Click to read more ]

Kuchi Yaki – Meat Wrapped Vegetable Recipes for Summer

Apr 16, 2013 By Ray Proper

I hate to say summer is a great time for yakiniku, because really every time is a great time for...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiking and Hot Springs: Highlights of a Weekend in Nagano

Apr 16, 2013 By Ray Proper

Guest post from Peter Ninnes, author of Nagano Onsen Guide: The Top 100 Day-Use Hot Springs Hiking, Walking and Biking...[ Click to read more ]

HimakaJima in Sparkling Mikawa Bay

Mar 26, 2013 By Ray Proper

This article, and HimakaJima itself,  caught my attention for various reasons: Chris Glenn knows where the good stuff in Japan...[ Click to read more ]

Takayama in Gifu Prefecture

Mar 20, 2013 By First Admin

Located in Gifu Prefecture, and surrounded by some of Japan's richest natural areas  just below the famous Northern Alps, Takayama...[ Click to read more ]