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Winter Illumination in Hiroshima

Nov 27, 2019 By Matt Mangham

Seasonal illuminations are a big deal in Japan. From the famous Kobe Luminarie, donated by the Italian government following the...[ Click to read more ]

How to Get Lost Stuff Back in Japan

Nov 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

One day you're out running errands just after work. You step off the train at your home station and walk...[ Click to read more ]

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Chichibu Night Festival Near Tokyo

Nov 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Located about 2 hours northwest of Central Tokyo, Chichibu is a small mountain community that is popular for weekend getaways...[ Click to read more ]

Toyohashi Zoo & Botanical Park – Non Hoi Park

Nov 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Toyohashi Zoo & Botanical Park is a fun-packed day out for all the family, with animals, rides, beautiful spots, and...[ Click to read more ]

Traditional Kansai Winter Drinks

Nov 25, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The winter months in the Kansai region can get pretty cold, so what better way to warm yourself up than...[ Click to read more ]

The History of Japan’s Majestic Fall Colors

Nov 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Japan's most popular season for tourists is surely spring. When the cherry blossoms bloom people from inside Japan and from...[ Click to read more ]

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What is the ShichiGoSan Ceremony?

Nov 24, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Traditionally held on November 15, the Shichigosan (七五三, literally 7-5-3) ceremony is a rite that originated around 750 AD in...[ Click to read more ]

Sell Your Used Stuff on Mercari

Nov 24, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Japanese accommodations are notoriously small for my American hoarding habits, and I occasionally draw the ire of my wife and...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying a Christmas Tree in Nagoya 2019

Nov 21, 2019 By Ray Proper

If you are in the market for a Christmas Tree to liven up your holiday season you with trim and presents,...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Nagoya

Nov 21, 2019 By Ray Proper

Nagoya has very good food, and there are a lot of options available to you on a day to day...[ Click to read more ]