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Food Only Available in Hiroshima

Jan 29, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Although some dishes are common throughout the country, different regions in Japan also have their own specialties that may be...[ Click to read more ]

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Valentine’s Boat Trips in Kumamoto

Jan 29, 2024 By Justin Hanus

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now could be the perfect time to plan a memorable romantic boat trip...[ Click to read more ]

Plum Viewing in Tokyo – The Top Umemi Spots in 2024

Jan 29, 2024 By Michael Stigall

While the cherry blossom is the flower that tends to dominate the imagination of Japanese botanic appreciation, it is perhaps...[ Click to read more ]

Himakajima – Aichi’s Octopus Island

Jan 29, 2024 By Bert Wishart

Have you ever wondered what the planet would look like if it was taken over by octopuses? No? Ah, well...[ Click to read more ]

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Where to Go for Ice Cream in Kumamoto

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Like the rest of Japan, Kumamoto has plenty of places where you’ll find high-quality ice cream. Whereas soft-serve ice cream...[ Click to read more ]

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Hatsumode in Tokyo – Making Your First Shrine Visit of 2024

Dec 27, 2023 By Michael Stigall

New Years in Japan is laser-focused on firsts. You have your first sunrise of the year, which is very important,...[ Click to read more ]

The Hiroshima Music Scene

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Japan has a vibrant and diverse music culture and has provided the world with top-selling exports over the years such...[ Click to read more ]

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New Year Bike Rides in Kumamoto

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Need to do a bit of exercise to shed those extra pounds gained during the holiday season? What better way...[ Click to read more ]

Ice Skating Rinks in Kanto

Dec 27, 2023 By Michael Stigall

For most of us from colder climates, it is hard to imagine winter without ice skating. Luckily, many in the...[ Click to read more ]

What is Okonomiyaki and How Do You Eat It?

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

A classic dish in Hiroshima is okonomiyaki (there’s also a version from Osaka). It started gaining traction before World War...[ Click to read more ]

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