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Justin Hanus


Hatsumode in Kobe – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Japan has only been doing New Year’s celebrations since 1873 when the country adopted the Gregorian calendar of the West....[ Click to read more ]

The Best Izakaya in Kobe

Dec 17, 2019 By Justin Hanus

In Japan, a popular activity after a long day of work is a visit to an izakaya. A type of...[ Click to read more ]

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Skiing in Kansai: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 12, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Skiing might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of tourist attractions in Japan, but...[ Click to read more ]

The Top Onsen Resorts in and Around Kobe

By Justin Hanus

If you’re stressed out, had a tough week at work, or feel de-motivated, visiting an onsen is the perfect remedy...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Days Out in Kobe

By Justin Hanus

With many people on holiday from work, school or college over the Christmas winter period, it's an excellent opportunity to...[ Click to read more ]

Traditional Kansai Winter Drinks

Nov 25, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The winter months in the Kansai region can get pretty cold, so what better way to warm yourself up than...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Kobe

Nov 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without that celebratory festive meal – turkey, roast potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mince pies and all...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper & Lights in Kobe

Nov 19, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With Christmas fast approaching, thoughts turn to presents and brightening up the home with a few decorations. If you haven't...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Illumination in Kansai

By Justin Hanus

Don’t let the cold stop you from heading outside as there are beautiful displays of holiday lights throughout the Kansai...[ Click to read more ]