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Justin Hanus


What is Okonomiyaki and How Do You Eat It?

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

A classic dish in Hiroshima is okonomiyaki (there’s also a version from Osaka). It started gaining traction before World War...[ Click to read more ]

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Packing the Right Clothes for Kobe in the Winter

By Justin Hanus

The weather varies greatly across Japan in the winter. Hokkaido is the coldest, with temperatures reaching as low as -11.4...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Places to Try Fugu in Hiroshima

By Justin Hanus

Fugu (blowfish) is an important aspect of Japanese cuisine. In addition to its delicious taste, it gained its fame due...[ Click to read more ]

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Samurai Tourism in Kumamoto

By Justin Hanus

Kumamoto was historically an important samurai town, signs of which still exist today. In fact, there’s now an industry around...[ Click to read more ]

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New Year Celebrations in Kansai

By Justin Hanus

New Year (Shogatsu) is a time for big celebration in Japan. Seen as a period of cleansing and renewal as...[ Click to read more ]

Best Places for Breakfast in Kumamoto

Nov 30, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Breakfast in Japan may be quite different than what you’re used to, as it consists of things like grilled fish,...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Parks in Hiroshima

By Justin Hanus

Located in the southwest of Japan’s largest island – Honshu – and with a rich and varied history, Hiroshima prefecture...[ Click to read more ]

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The Wild Dolphins of Amakusa

Nov 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

The Amakusa Islands in Kumamoto are known for their unique culture, interesting geological formations, beautiful green hills — and, most...[ Click to read more ]

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Great Things to Do in Western Kumamoto

By Justin Hanus

Western Kumamoto is dominated by Mount Kinbo, a now-extinct volcano, but there is still plenty on offer. Whether you enjoy...[ Click to read more ]