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The Nipponbashi Street Festa in Osaka

Oct 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Back in 2005, Osaka was not nearly as popular a tourist destination as it is today. The city decided to...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving in Kobe

By Justin Hanus

With the growing community of American expats, Thanksgiving Day is starting to make its mark in Japan. This traditional American...[ Click to read more ]

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Kansai’s Most Popular Winter Meals

By Justin Hanus

The Japanese have many hearty winter meals served at festivals and family gatherings during the colder months. Each region has...[ Click to read more ]

How to See Kobe on a Budget

By Justin Hanus

Traveling around Japan can be expensive, but it’s still possible to visit any city in the country if you’re on...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Cinemas in Kobe

By Justin Hanus

If you're an expat living in Japan, you'll find that going to the cinema isn't all that different from what...[ Click to read more ]

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Great Places to Spot Wildlife in Kansai

Sep 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

People often associate Japan with busy neon-lit modern cities, but there are plenty of beautiful open spaces across the country...[ Click to read more ]

Night Clubbing in Kobe

By Justin Hanus

Kobe is not quite on the New York levels of “city that never sleeps” but there is plenty going on...[ Click to read more ]

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Where to Play Pool in Kobe

By Justin Hanus

Playing pool is one of the most popular pub games and you can find bars and halls the world over...[ Click to read more ]

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Why You Need to Pay a Visit to Himeji

By Justin Hanus

One of the smaller cities in Kansai, Himeji is less well-known than places like Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto. The city...[ Click to read more ]

When Did Manga Become So Popular?

By Justin Hanus

Although manga comic books are popular throughout the world, in Japan reading manga is a very common pastime for people...[ Click to read more ]

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