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The National Treasures that Roam through Nara Park

Jul 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Pigs are sacred in Egypt. Cattle are sacred in India. Goats are sacred in Syria. Elephants are sacred in Thailand....[ Click to read more ]

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Koshien – Where Japanese Culture Plays Out Before Your Eyes

Jul 21, 2016 By Justin Hanus

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can...[ Click to read more ]

The Japanese Whisky Paradox: Little Known and Widely Admired

Jun 25, 2016 By Justin Hanus

If you have lived most of your life outside Japan you might not be familiar with Japanese whisky. Although the...[ Click to read more ]

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Pay a Visit to Rokkosan Farm

Jun 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

If you love experiencing the natural beauty of Japan, Kobe certainly has all the bases covered. And in addition to...[ Click to read more ]

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Dealing with Mosquitoes at Home in Japan

Jun 21, 2016 By Justin Hanus

It is summer. It is hot. It is wet and humid. And you are probably sharing your Japanese evenings with...[ Click to read more ]

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Enjoy a Night Cruise Along Hiroshima Bay this Summer

By Justin Hanus

What better way to see the beauty of the Hiroshima Bay and surrounding islands than from the deck of a...[ Click to read more ]

Enjoy Akashi’s Okura Beach

May 26, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Though there really isn’t a bad time to visit the Seto Inland Sea’s coastline alongside Akashi, the summer season is...[ Click to read more ]

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Kyoto and Nara – The One-Time Capital Cities are Storehouses of Japanese Heritage

May 23, 2016 By Justin Hanus

It is quite possible that you may detect some good-natured, chest-puffing sparring between the denizens of Nara and Kyoto over...[ Click to read more ]

Osaka is the Tenka no Daidokoro (the Nation’s Kitchen) – Not What You Think

May 19, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Before the world bought into the abstract concept of money - whereby a piece of metal or paper can stand...[ Click to read more ]

The Tunnels of Mount Ikoma Bridge the Cultures of Osaka and Nara

May 17, 2016 By Justin Hanus

  The city of Osaka is sheltered on the shores of Osaka Bay to the south and east by the...[ Click to read more ]