H&R Group Blog

Skate and Scooter Parks in Kansai

Aug 31, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Skateboarding is one of Japan’s fastest-rising sporting activities, propelled by the country’s showing at the Tokyo Olympics, where it won...[ Click to read more ]

Expat Clubs in Hiroshima

Aug 31, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Hiroshima’s growing expat population increased from just under 40,000 in 2014 to over 55,000 in 2020. that 55,000 figure makes...[ Click to read more ]

Must-Visit, Lesser-Known Shrines and Temples of Nagoya

Aug 31, 2022 By Bert Wishart

There are few more pleasant experiences in Japan than turning a corner of a seemingly ordinary street and suddenly finding...[ Click to read more ]

Great Walks in Hiroshima

Aug 31, 2022 By Justin Hanus

With many accessible mountains and gorges and the Seto Inland Sea as a stunning backdrop, Hiroshima prefecture offers excellent walking...[ Click to read more ]

Autumn Festivals in Hiroshima

Aug 31, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Autumn is a season sprinkled with many festivals across the world. The hot summer has passed, and we experience cooler...[ Click to read more ]

Have a Good Morning! Nagoya’s Breakfast Institution

Aug 31, 2022 By Bert Wishart

Japanese cuisine is well known for its delicate flavors, subtlety, and exquisite fragility. However, here in Aichi, we do things...[ Click to read more ]

Great Walks in Kumamoto Prefecture

Aug 30, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Kumamoto has to be one of the best destinations in Japan for walks. The number of options available means you’ll...[ Click to read more ]

Autumn Festivals in Kumamoto Prefecture

Aug 30, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Japan is famous for its traditional festivals, most of which involve parades, dancing, and performances. Every prefecture has its festivals,...[ Click to read more ]

Riding the Rails: Train Passes for Foreign Residents

Aug 30, 2022 By Michael Stigall

We’ve discussed Japan’s rail passes before, including most recently reviewing the options available for Kanto residents, but what about if...[ Click to read more ]

Upgrade Your Suica to Mobile Suica

Aug 30, 2022 By Michael Stigall

There was a time when finding one’s way around Japan’s rail lines required extraordinary effort, determination, and a bit of...[ Click to read more ]

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