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Winter Attractions in Tokyo

Dec 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Wintertime around these parts usually means either taking in some winter sports like skiing and snowboarding or soaking in one...[ Click to read more ]

‘Spirited Away,’ to a Day Trip from Hiroshima

Dec 26, 2019 By Jade Brischke

The cold weather at this time of year is the perfect opportunity to embrace the Japanese spirit and head to...[ Click to read more ]

Alternative Fitness Options in Nagoya

Dec 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

So, over the holidays, you indulged until you were fit to burst. We've all been there. But now you've noticed...[ Click to read more ]

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Soothe Yourself With a Soak in a Super Sento in Nagoya This Winter

Dec 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

One thing that many people love to do when they come to Japan is to enjoy onsen, the volcanic hot...[ Click to read more ]

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Diamond Magic – Witness The Diamond Fuji Phenomenon

Dec 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Diamond Fuji is a twice annually occurring phenomenon during which the sunrise and sunset align perfectly with Mount Fuji’s summit,...[ Click to read more ]

Snow Festivals in Japan

Dec 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Because Japan is over 70% mountainous and located in the temperate latitudes of the western Pacific where the moist ocean...[ Click to read more ]

Cultural Kawabun – Exploring Japanese Culture at Nagoya’s Oldest Restaurant

Dec 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Japan has a rich and long artistic heritage, something that many people travel from all over the globe to see....[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima New Year’s Traditions: Hatsumode and the Tondo Festival

Dec 26, 2019 By Hugh Cann

There are two main events or traditions marking the beginning of the new year in Japan. Auspiciously, the first visit...[ Click to read more ]

Sake Bank Hiroshima: Japanese Sake Tasting

Dec 26, 2019 By Hugh Cann

In my work in tourism, I’ve often had the pleasure of taking guests to breweries or to bars in other...[ Click to read more ]

Skiing in Hiroshima: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 25, 2019 By Matt Mangham

Hiroshima isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of skiing in Japan. We’re a long way...[ Click to read more ]