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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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How to Tokyo: Costco Kawasaki by Public Transit

Feb 11, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

Costco is one of America's big warehouse shopping clubs where you pay an annual membership fee to be able to...[ Click to read more ]