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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 ]

Hatsumode in Kobe – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Japan has only been doing New Year’s celebrations since 1873 when the country adopted the Gregorian calendar of the West....[ Click to read more ]

Traditional Japanese New Years’ Foods – Osechi Ryori

Dec 24, 2019 By Ray Proper

Osechi-ryōri are traditional Japanese foods eaten at the start of the new year.  The osechi tradition has been alive in...[ Click to read more ]

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