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Christmas in Japan

Nov 10, 2018 By Ray Proper

While less than 1% of the population of Japan identifies themselves as Christian, Japanese families still look forward to and enjoy...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, and Lights in Nagoya

Nov 09, 2018 By Ray Proper

Holidays in Japan are bright and colorful affairs, and Nagoya is no exception to this rule. If you are looking for...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, and Lights in Tokyo

Nov 09, 2018 By Ray Proper

The holidays in Tokyo are a bright and colorful affair! If you are looking for decorations, lights, or other holiday materials...[ Click to read more ]

Fall and Winter Festivals in Tokyo

Oct 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Just because the leaves are golden (or gone), and the temperature has fallen, doesn’t mean the festival numbers have gone...[ Click to read more ]

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Go Vegan in Tokyo

Oct 29, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Choices for dining out in Tokyo are nearly limitless. You can literally eat your way around the world and dine...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Dining in Nagoya 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

With Thanksgiving being very much a North American holiday, we aren't really within our rights to expect Nagoya to be...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima’s Ebisuko Festival 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Across Japan, Ebisu is one of Shinto’s most popular deities. Deaf and lame, and always laughing (hence the Japanese term...[ Click to read more ]

Firewalking at Miyajima 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Japan has a slew of fire rituals, the most famous of which being Kyoto’s famous Daimonji Festival. These festivals, leveraging...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima Grand Inoko Festival

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Inoko Festivals are a familiar feature of autumn across western Japan. With roots in ancient Chinese harvest festivals celebrated in...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Kobe

Oct 29, 2018 By Admin

Viewing the changing colors of fall leaves or foliage, called koyo in Japanese, is autumn's answer to spring's more famous cherry blossom viewing; a traditional opportunity...[ Click to read more ]