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Top Hanami Sites Near Kobe

Feb 09, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Spring is just around the corner, which for many Japanese residents means Hanami time is here again. Hanami means “flower...[ Click to read more ]

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A Blooming Great Valentine’s Day – Where, and How, to Buy Flowers in Nagoya

Jan 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Continuing a tradition that goes back to the time that St Valentine wondered what to get Cupid as a thank...[ Click to read more ]

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Feasting on Fugu – Where to Eat Blowfish in Aichi

Jan 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

You've probably seen that classic episode of The Simpsons where Homer goes to a Japanese restaurant and eats fugu, a...[ Click to read more ]

Soba and Udon in Hiroshima – More Than Tasty Staples

Jan 31, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Along with rice, noodles are a staple of the Japanese diet and central to everyday life, from quick lunches to...[ Click to read more ]

Setsubun Festivals in Hiroshima – Out With the Bad, in With the Good!

Jan 31, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Each year, on the third of February, harried fathers across Japan put on paper demon masks and are pelted with...[ Click to read more ]

Valentine’s Day in Hiroshima

Jan 31, 2020 By Hugh Cann

First, a brief introduction to the origin of Valentine's day. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in February as a month of...[ Click to read more ]

Grapes Over Grain – The Rising Popularity of Japanese Wine

Jan 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Everyone knows that Japan is sake country, and when we arrive, we are all desperate to indulge in the traditional...[ Click to read more ]

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Chocs Away! Where to Buy Valentine’s Chocolate in Nagoya

Jan 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, and in Japan, that means just one thing: chocolate. Now, everyone knows that here...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Animal Cafes

Jan 30, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

One of the cutest and most unique recent trends in Japan is the cat cafe, where one can enjoy a...[ Click to read more ]

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