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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 ]

Watching Sumo matches in Jungyo Exhibition Tour

Dec 25, 2019 By Chiho

Watching sumo is one of the most authentic attractions in Japan. The annual grand tournaments are held only in odd...[ 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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Hatsumode in Nagoya – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 24, 2019 By First Admin

Oshogatsu, or New Year, is the most important holiday in Japan. Businesses shut down January 1 to January 3, and families...[ Click to read more ]

Japanese New Years’ Traditions

Dec 24, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

New Year is the main holiday of the year in Japan, and the country shuts down for several days as...[ Click to read more ]

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