H&R Group Blog

Bicycling in Japan – Know the Laws

May 27, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

The time has come again for commuters to abandon the stress and discomfort of the public transport system in favor of their trusty...[ Click to read more ]

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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 ]

Aichi Beach Events, 2016

May 22, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

Its getting to that time of year again when the thermostat starts to rise and thoughts of beaches spring to...[ 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 ]

Japan’s Amazing Festivals

May 15, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

As a Brit I am loathe to take a look at another culture's customs and denigrate them in any way, particularly...[ Click to read more ]

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The Great Japan Beer Festival Tokyo – Beer Fest 2017

May 11, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

When I first arrived in Japan, I was somewhat disappointed by my perception of limited decent beer selections. It seemed that no...[ Click to read more ]