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Eating Unagi in Nagoya: Hitsumabushi

Jun 26, 2022 By Ray Proper

July 23 is Unagi no hi, or Unagi day! Unagi, or barbecued freshwater eel, is readily available all over Japan....[ Click to read more ]

Get on Your Bike – Cycling in Japan

May 31, 2022 By Bert Wishart

From May to September, the world's best cyclists will be putting themselves to the test, competing for the maglia rosa,...[ Click to read more ]

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Saio Festival in Mie

May 30, 2022 By Bert Wishart

From Elsa to Cinderella to Snow White, princesses are held in extremely high regard in Japanese culture. But it isn't...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s go to Shirakawa-go in Gifu!

May 30, 2022 By Bert Wishart

Japanese often talk about the majesty of their four seasons (conveniently forgetting the fifth, the rainy season). Still, if you...[ Click to read more ]

Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya City

May 30, 2022 By Ray Proper

Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya was an old favorite of mine when I lived in Konan City. I am...[ Click to read more ]

Things to do on a Free Sunday in Kobe

May 26, 2022 By Justin Hanus

It is Sunday, and your schedule book is wide open... what to do? Lucky you live in Kobe, and there...[ Click to read more ]

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The Yukata Matsuri Festival in Himeji

May 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

The yukata is a garment similar to a kimono worn in summer, particularly at matsuri (festivals). It is so popular...[ Click to read more ]

The Highlights of Suma Temple in Kobe

May 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

A highlight of Kobe (and, in fact, Kansai as a whole) is Suma Temple. Dating back to 886, it is...[ Click to read more ]

Best Restaurants in Hiroshima

May 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Hiroshima has a good reputation for cuisine. Many consider Hiroshima the "home of okonomiyaki," and it boasts more okonomiyaki restaurants...[ Click to read more ]

Family Days Out in Kumamoto

May 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Kumamoto prefecture has plenty of attractions and opportunities for great days out for family and kids, with everything from theaters...[ Click to read more ]