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Studio Ghibli – Sharing Japanese Culture with your Kids

Apr 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

With a tradition going back centuries, Japanese animation, known better as anime, is perhaps one of the country's greatest cultural...[ Click to read more ]

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Kites and Nights at the Hamamatsu Festival

Apr 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

As fun as most Japanese festivals can be, do you ever get the impression that they start winding down just...[ Click to read more ]

Shukkeien Garden: Hiroshima’s Perfect Traditional Garden

Apr 21, 2023 By Justin Hanus

At the heart of Hiroshima is Shukkeien — a traditional garden whose name means “shrunken scenery.” Not only is the...[ Click to read more ]

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Summer Days Out in Kansai

Apr 21, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Kansai is a diverse region of Japan, perfect for the warmer summer months. It's best known for bigger cities such...[ Click to read more ]

Weddings in Kansai

Apr 21, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Wedding days are one of the most important days of our lives. If you settle with a partner in Kansai...[ Click to read more ]

Summer Days Out in Hiroshima

Apr 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

With the warm summer months nearly upon us, what better time to turn our attention to some of the glorious...[ Click to read more ]

The Top Places to Visit in Onomichi in Hiroshima

Apr 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

The port town of Onomichi in Hiroshima prefecture may be small, but it's packed with things to do. Although it's...[ Click to read more ]

Minamata in Kumamoto: From Environmental Disaster to Eco-Town

Apr 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

One of the worst environmental disasters in Japan occurred in Minamata (a town on Kyushu island in Kumamoto prefecture) when...[ Click to read more ]

Exploring the Amakusa Islands Near Kumamoto

Apr 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Around 60 kilometers from Kumamoto City is a group of unique islands called Amakusa. There are two main islands (Shimoshima...[ Click to read more ]

Summer Days Out in Kumamoto

Apr 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Located in the center of the southern Kyushu island of Japan, Kumamoto is known for its gorgeous scenery. There is...[ Click to read more ]