H&R Group Blog

The Ieyasu And Mikawa Bushi Museum Okazaki

May 30, 2013 By Ray Proper

Within Okazaki Castle and Okazaki Park is a museum dedicated to the Chubu Region's favorite son, Okazaki native Tokugawa Ieyasu,...[ Click to read more ]

What is car-sharing and how does it work in Japan?

May 14, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

Yesterday, your author embarked upon one of the biggest experiments of his life in Japan: I joined a "Car-Share club"....[ Click to read more ]

Kuchi Yaki – Meat Wrapped Vegetable Recipes for Summer

Apr 16, 2013 By Ray Proper

I hate to say summer is a great time for yakiniku, because really every time is a great time for...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiking and Hot Springs: Highlights of a Weekend in Nagano

Apr 16, 2013 By Ray Proper

Guest post from Peter Ninnes, author of Nagano Onsen Guide: The Top 100 Day-Use Hot Springs Hiking, Walking and Biking...[ Click to read more ]

HimakaJima in Sparkling Mikawa Bay

Mar 26, 2013 By Ray Proper

This article, and HimakaJima itself,  caught my attention for various reasons: Chris Glenn knows where the good stuff in Japan...[ Click to read more ]

Takayama in Gifu Prefecture

Mar 20, 2013 By First Admin

Located in Gifu Prefecture, and surrounded by some of Japan's richest natural areas  just below the famous Northern Alps, Takayama...[ Click to read more ]

Funky Cool Specialty Bookstores in Tokyo

Mar 19, 2013 By Ray Proper

Another addition to our series on cool neighborhoods in Tokyo; Jinbocho!   Do you have a thirst for books about...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s Tour the Metropolis: Shimo-Kitazawa

Mar 14, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="210"] Shutter artists in Shimokitazawa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] This is the first in a series of articles...[ Click to read more ]

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Kanamara Matsuri: Festival of the Steel Phallus in Kawasaki

Mar 06, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kanamara matsuri procession (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Japan is known for a lot of things-- good food,...[ Click to read more ]

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