Author Archive Justin Hanus

Justin Hanus


The Wheels Are Turning at Cycle Mode Ride Osaka

Feb 21, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Japan largely missed out on the first bicycle boom of the 1880s and 1890s but when the bicycle became hot...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe’s International Cuisine Tour

Jan 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Although Kobe’s Chinatown is a major international attractor to the city, Chinese isn’t the only cultural influence worth exploring in...[ Click to read more ]

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It’s Strawberry Harvest Season near Tokyo

By Justin Hanus

Japan’s vivid changing seasons are not only beautiful to witness, but they can also be very delicious to taste! Throughout...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe Takes the Lead In Japanese Fashion

By Justin Hanus

It was the late 1800s when promotionally minded French dress designers began hiring women to wear their latest creations to...[ Click to read more ]

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Ritualistic Ceremonies Could Be Your Cup of Tea in Kobe

By Justin Hanus

In Japan you can enjoy a cup of tea or you can immerse yourself in Japan's Way of Tea, a...[ Click to read more ]

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Land of the Rising Sun is No Mere Slogan

By Justin Hanus

The "Land of the Rising Sun" is not just a catchy marketing slogan drummed up by the Japan tourism bureau....[ Click to read more ]

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Getting Into the Spirit of Hiroshima’s Oyster Season

Jan 17, 2017 By Justin Hanus

As New Year’s well wishes fade from conversations across Japan, an unspoken but equally cheerful sentiment permeates the atmosphere of...[ Click to read more ]

Take an Authentic Japanese Cooking Class in Kyoto

Dec 21, 2016 By Justin Hanus

One of the most memorable and exciting aspects of traveling or living among a different culture is exploring the cuisine....[ Click to read more ]

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New Year’s Celebrations in Osaka: Ring in the Good Luck 2017

By Justin Hanus

Winter fun seeking in Osaka is an invigorating blend of the traditional and the modern. Consider the age-old practice of...[ Click to read more ]

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Strap on Your Skates in Kansai This Winter

By Justin Hanus

Ice skating goes back a long way. Skates made of animal bones from 5,000 years ago have been found at...[ Click to read more ]