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Know your Nio from your Komainu – Exploring Nagoya’s Temples and Shrines

Oct 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

There are so many great things about living in Japan, but for me one of the best is the plethora...[ Click to read more ]

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Scots on the Rocks – The Japan Lights, an Enlightening New Book by Iain Maloney

Oct 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

A few years ago, I noticed on social media that my friend, Iain Maloney, had developed an obsession with lighthouses....[ Click to read more ]

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The Top Parks Around Tokyo

Oct 26, 2023 By Michael Stigall

The metropolis is a great place to live, but the space available isn't always great. Being constantly surrounded by buildings...[ Click to read more ]

How to Get an ETC Card in Japan

Oct 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

To pay the expressway tolls in Japan, it helps to have an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) card. This allows you...[ Click to read more ]

Child-Proof Your Home in Japan Without Damaging Your Property

Oct 06, 2023 By Admin

Welcoming a child into your home is a joyous occasion, but it also requires a shift in perspective. Suddenly, seemingly...[ Click to read more ]

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The Nagoya Champagne Ball & Awards Evening

Oct 05, 2023 By Admin

Wild West Extravaganza at the 16th Champagne Ball & Awards Evening! Gather 'round, partners! 🤠 This November, we're transporting you...[ Click to read more ]

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Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, Osaka

Sep 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Halloween Horror Nights is one of the biggest annual events at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. From the popular street...[ Click to read more ]

Pottery Workshops and Galleries in Kumamoto

Sep 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

The island of Kyushu is known worldwide for its ceramics. Kumamoto prefecture is the birthplace of the Shodai and Koda...[ Click to read more ]

Where to See the Fall Leaves in Hiroshima

Sep 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Even if you’ve seen autumn foliage in other countries, nothing compares to Japan. Hiroshima is an ideal place to experience...[ Click to read more ]

Best Craft Beer Shops in Hiroshima

Sep 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Although beer has always played a significant role in Japanese culture, microbreweries have only cropped up recently. This is because...[ Click to read more ]