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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 ]

Sake Breweries in Kobe

Nov 13, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Even if you’ve never set foot in Japan, there’s a good chance you’ve tried sake, as the rice wine is...[ Click to read more ]

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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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Miso – Japan’s Condiment of Choice for 1000 Years

Oct 14, 2019 By Justin Hanus

There was a time when miso was only eaten by nobility and monks. It was strictly forbidden for commoners to...[ Click to read more ]

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