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10 Things to Know about Using Japanese Toilets

Dec 20, 2012 By Ray Proper

[spacer height="20px"] Some toilets have heated seats, which make winter usage much more pleasant. Don’t mess with the buttons unless...[ Click to read more ]

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Toyota Home Artificial Ice Skating Rink in Nagoya

Dec 07, 2012 By Ray Proper

Starting today, Friday December 7th, and running until March 3, 2012 at Oasis 21 in Sakae, you will once again...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]

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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