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Do You Know Nags? Nagoya’s Hidden Gems

Aug 28, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you have been here for a few weeks or know the city like the back of your hand, Nagoya...[ Click to read more ]

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Ghibli Expo Hiroshima: From Nausicaä to Marnie

Aug 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

It’s no secret that one of Japan’s chief exports is its popular culture, and the films of Studio Ghibli rank...[ Click to read more ]

Full Moon Tea Ceremony at Shukkei-en in Hiroshima

Aug 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Tsukimi, or Moon Viewing, is a Japanese tradition going back to the Heian period, when portions of the old Chinese...[ Click to read more ]

WoodEgg Okonomiyaki Museum Hiroshima

Aug 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

I regularly meet people traveling through Hiroshima. And because my wife has suggested I be friendlier, I ask them what...[ Click to read more ]

Vietnamese Food in Nagoya

Aug 26, 2018 By Ray Proper

There are a fair number of places to eat Vietnamese food in Nagoya.  Being from Seattle I have torn the...[ Click to read more ]

Craft Beer Pubs in Nagoya

Aug 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

There are many things tasty about Japan. In Nagoya alone, we have spicy tebasaki, rich miso, and crispy hitsumabushi. But...[ Click to read more ]

English Language Comedy in Tokyo

Aug 24, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Tokyo's thriving comedy scene offers a wide range of comedians performing around the city; in English! Below are a few...[ Click to read more ]

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Where to Go on a Date in Kobe

Aug 22, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Whether looking to entertain on the first date or to have a memorable Valentine's evening with a long-term partner, Kobe...[ Click to read more ]

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Specialty Gift and Souvenir Shops in Kobe

Aug 22, 2018 By Justin Hanus

There’s always room in the luggage for a trinket or two to bring home or give to friends as souvenirs...[ Click to read more ]

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8 Most Popular Noodle Shops in the Kansai Region

Aug 20, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Ramen is one of the most iconic Japanese dishes the world over. Although it might not come with that luscious,...[ Click to read more ]