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Lake Biwa – Take a Day trip, or Longer, to Japan’s Great Lake

Oct 20, 2016 By Bert Wishart

Lake Biwa (琵琶湖 or Biwa-ko) in Shiga Prefecture is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, and thanks to it being...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima From a New Perspective: The Orizuru Tower

Oct 20, 2016 By Jade Brischke

Tokyo has Tokyo Tower and the popular Skytree, Osaka has the Umeda Sky Building but what about Hiroshima? Say hello to...[ Click to read more ]

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Family Fun at Little World Museum of Man

Oct 17, 2016 By Bert Wishart

Have you ever wanted to take the kids to Italy for the day? How about showing them the cultures of...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Most Unusual Restaurants

Oct 17, 2016 By Bert Wishart

Fed up of the usual, humdrum dinners out? Do izakayas bore you to tears? Do sushi restaurants have you tearing...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya’s Best International Cuisine – Part 2

Oct 17, 2016 By Bert Wishart

In his great comedic play Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare calls music the food of love. Now, I’m not in the...[ Click to read more ]

Toy Shopping in Tokyo

Oct 14, 2016 By Bert Wishart

As October slips into November, though the weather is still yet to step into its wintry chill, it is once...[ Click to read more ]

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An Evening of Open Air Noh Performances in Komaki

Sep 28, 2016 By Ray Proper

The origins of Takiginoh, or noh plays held in the open air illuminated by firelight,  can be found in rites from Shinto...[ Click to read more ]

The Wisdom of Ancient Stones – Tsunami Stones

Sep 27, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Japan is a most beguiling land of ancient wisdom and modern technology. The two beliefs often mingle and sometimes conflict....[ Click to read more ]

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Kyoto’s October Festivals

Sep 27, 2016 By Justin Hanus

October’s cool temperatures and changing fall landscape makes it the perfect month to enjoy the rich history and beautiful natural...[ Click to read more ]

The Art Beneath Our Feet

Sep 27, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Travel to France and you might well come home with an extensive photographic collection of stained glass cathedral art. Travel...[ Click to read more ]

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