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Nagano Ebisuko Fireworks Festival, Where It’s All Going off This Autumn

Sep 27, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

For most of Japan, the coming of autumn marks an end to the almost nightly banging, crashing and gunpowder-scented air...[ Click to read more ]

Festival Tokyo – Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual art, and Film

Sep 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

One of the benefits of living in the world’s largest urban area is the simple fact that there’s always something...[ Click to read more ]

Kawagoe Hikawa Festival

Sep 25, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Taking place annually on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of October, the Kawagoe Festival is the pride of the City...[ Click to read more ]

Under The Bridge Nagoya Music Festival

Sep 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Nagoya's music and art scene is a broad church that encompasses varying styles and genres. At the Under the Bridge...[ Click to read more ]

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Brick or Treat – Getting Spooky at Legoland this Halloween

Sep 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Halloween in Japan is an odd time, in that it is mostly aimed at an older demographic. Street parties and...[ Click to read more ]

Nine Japanese Artists You Should Know About

Sep 24, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When we think of Japanese art our minds probably go straight to the two dimensional, Chinese-influenced pictures of cranes and...[ Click to read more ]

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Great Places to Spot Wildlife in Kansai

Sep 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

People often associate Japan with busy neon-lit modern cities, but there are plenty of beautiful open spaces across the country...[ Click to read more ]

Night Clubbing in Kobe

Sep 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is not quite on the New York levels of “city that never sleeps” but there is plenty going on...[ Click to read more ]

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Where to Play Pool in Kobe

Sep 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Playing pool is one of the most popular pub games and you can find bars and halls the world over...[ Click to read more ]

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Why You Need to Pay a Visit to Himeji

Sep 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

One of the smaller cities in Kansai, Himeji is less well-known than places like Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto. The city...[ Click to read more ]