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Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

Feb 22, 2023 By Ray Proper

"Hanami" literally means flower viewing, but it is much more than that to Japan's people. Hanami signals the end of...[ Click to read more ]

Top Hanami Sites Near Kobe

Feb 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Spring is just around the corner, which means Hanami time is here again for many Japanese residents. Hanami means "flower...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo’s Romantic Valentine Spots

Jan 30, 2023 By Michael Stigall

Valentine’s Day always sneaks up on me. Between recovering from Christmas and New Year's and dealing with some seriously cold...[ Click to read more ]

Fire up the Exhilaration at Brave Point Airsoft Gym

Jan 30, 2023 By Bert Wishart

At the beginning of the year, many of you may have decided that it was time to get into shape,...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Japanese Gardens

Jan 30, 2023 By Michael Stigall

Let's be honest for a moment: Tokyo is an amazing place, but sometimes all that concrete and urban bustle can...[ Click to read more ]

Ferris Wheels of the Tokyo Area

Jan 30, 2023 By Michael Stigall

Ferris wheels aren't the first thing that comes to someone's mind about Japan unless you visit here and notice how...[ Click to read more ]

Valentine’s Day in Hiroshima

Jan 30, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Valentine's Day is a big deal worldwide, including in Japan. To understand why you need to understand how the holiday...[ Click to read more ]

Hot Coffee on a Winter Day: Hiroshima’s Best Cafés

Jan 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

It's January. Suddenly, western Japan is a great deal colder than you imagined it would be. You want to go...[ Click to read more ]

Valentine’s Day in Kobe

Jan 22, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Valentine’s Day is an essential holiday throughout Japan, but it’s extra significant in Kobe. Here, a chocolate shop advertised Valentine’s...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Ramen Festival 2023

Jan 22, 2023 By Ray Proper

Ramen is a classic Japanese food. If you ask a random person, foreign or Japanese, male or female, what their...[ Click to read more ]