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Get Bowled Over by Nagoya’s Donburi

Oct 31, 2022 By Bert Wishart

Simplicity in itself, the donburi is the go-to dish for those who want a combination of filling food and flexibility....[ Click to read more ]

Touring Tokyo on Sharebike

Oct 31, 2022 By Michael Stigall

Bike sharing has been a thing in Tokyo for more than a decade now, but it still feels like a...[ Click to read more ]

The Best Craft Beer in Tokyo

Oct 31, 2022 By Michael Stigall

Japan is known for its four big brands of beer, Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo, and Suntory. They don't have much in...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Bustling Jazz Scene

Oct 31, 2022 By Michael Stigall

Tokyo has had a bustling music scene for a long time now. Sure, most people think of the big J-Pop...[ Click to read more ]

Figure it Out! Exploring Nagoya’s Anime Figure Cafes

Oct 25, 2022 By Bert Wishart

While many people come to Japan due to their deep-seated interest in Japanese culture, I arrived here with absolutely zero...[ Click to read more ]

Who Are the Figures of the Statues Near Kumamoto Castle?

Oct 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

On the Tsuboi River, next to Kumamoto Castle, is Takahashi Park, named for the former mayor of Kumamoto. Although it's...[ Click to read more ]

The Highlights of Dotonbori in Osaka

Oct 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Named for the canal it runs alongside, Dotonbori is one of the most famous streets in Osaka. Located in the...[ Click to read more ]

What’s So Special About Kuma Shochu?

Oct 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Shochu is a distilled liquor mainly produced in areas where the climate is too warm to make sake. Although records...[ Click to read more ]

The History of Japan’s Majestic Fall Colors

Oct 25, 2022 By Bert Wishart

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

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Taking a Day Trip from Hiroshima to Miyajima

Oct 24, 2022 By Justin Hanus

One of the most popular destinations to visit from Hiroshima is Miyajima. Officially called Itsukushima, the island has a collection...[ Click to read more ]