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Nagoya’s Best Sweet Shops

Nov 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Japanese cuisine is mostly known for its raw fish and tempura, but I have a sneaky suspicion that, should you...[ Click to read more ]

Vietnamese Restaurants in Hiroshima

Nov 24, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

That Japan has some of the world's finest cuisine, there can be absolutely no doubt, and it is rightly renowned...[ Click to read more ]

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A to Z of Japanese Musical Instruments

Nov 24, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Traditional Japanese music sounds quite different from Western music for a few reasons. For one thing, there’s less emphasis on...[ Click to read more ]

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Holiday Dining Options in Kobe

Nov 20, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Kobe has seen Christmas steadily become more of a celebratory occasion in recent years with its growing expat population. Many...[ Click to read more ]

Hatsumode in Kobe – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Nov 19, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Japan only started celebrating the New Year on January 1st in 1873, when it adopted the West's Gregorian calendar. Traditionally,...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Illumination in Hiroshima – 2020

Nov 19, 2020 By Matt Mangham

Seasonal illuminations are a big deal in Japan. From the famous Kobe Luminarie, donated by the Italian government following the...[ Click to read more ]

The Sacred Route Between Japan’s Most Revered Shrines

Oct 29, 2020 By Admin

Intro: A path of enlightenment from the Kii-peninsula to Ise. The basis for Japan’s focus on nature in its indigenous...[ Click to read more ]

Finish Yard Weeding in Autumn

Oct 28, 2020 By Admin

Weeding is one of the many time consuming and tiring chores required around the house. You do it, but the...[ Click to read more ]

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Planning a Visit to Shiga Prefecture in Kansai

Oct 26, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Just to the east of Kyoto in the Kansai region is Lake Biwa — the largest lake in Japan. Surrounding...[ Click to read more ]

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Thanksgiving Dinner in Hiroshima

Oct 26, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

With Thanksgiving being very much a North American holiday, we aren't really within our rights to expect Hiroshima to celebrate...[ Click to read more ]