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How to travel to a relaxing hot springs resort… Without the travel part!

Dec 04, 2012 By Jason Gatewood

It's no secret that Japan is one of the most seismically active places on Earth. But this is also a...[ Click to read more ]

Mt. Fuji Is Not Just A Mountain To Be Climbed!!

Nov 29, 2012 By Admin

Having climbed Mt. Fuji 3 times, I can understand many wanting to get out of anything to do with Mt....[ Click to read more ]

Ceramics Shopping at the Cera Mall

Nov 12, 2012 By First Admin

The "Cera Mall" is a wholesale pottery shopping park in Tokoname City, on the Chita Peninsula. The area is famous...[ Click to read more ]

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Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

Nov 12, 2012 By Jason Gatewood

Whether you only know about ramen in its instant, cup-o-noodles variety, or are a true aficionado who can tell the...[ Click to read more ]

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The Tokoname Pottery Path

Nov 12, 2012 By Ray Proper

  [caption id="attachment_3598" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Tokoname Pottery[/caption] The Tokoname Pottery Path, or "Yakimono Sanpomichi" offers views of old traditional houses,...[ Click to read more ]

Picking Mikan Oranges in Nagoya

Oct 24, 2012 By Ray Proper

Late autumn and winter in Japan is orange season, and people go nuts for them.  When I first came to...[ Click to read more ]

The Case for (Back) Home Cookin’

Oct 15, 2012 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="attachment_3178" align="aligncenter" width="300"] National Azabu is the most well-known import supermarket in Tokyo[/caption] So you've come to Japan and...[ Click to read more ]

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100 Yen Stores in Nagoya – Not “cheap,” CHEAP!

Sep 29, 2012 By Ray Proper

Back home you might not shop at what we in the US refer to as “dollar stores,” or stores where...[ Click to read more ]

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Flea and Farmer’s Markets in Nagoya

Sep 14, 2012 By Ray Proper

Flea Market at Osu Kannon Temple Osu Kannon Temple was moved to its current location by the very late and...[ Click to read more ]

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Eating Unagi in Nagoya: Hitsumabushi

Jul 26, 2012 By Ray Proper

July 27 is Unagi no hi, or Unagi day!  Unagi, or barbequed freshwater eel, is readily available all over Japan....[ Click to read more ]