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Sanja Matsuri, Tokyo’s Wildest Festival

Apr 20, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Tokyo has many festivals, and particularly as we head towards the summer months they will be coming thick and fast....[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Summer Sumo Basho 2018

Apr 17, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Out of the six annual grand tournaments of sumo wrestling, Tokyo hosts three.  Of those the Tokyo Summer Sumo Basho...[ Click to read more ]

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Thai Festival in Tokyo

Apr 10, 2018 By

The annual Thai Festival in Tokyo's Yoyogi Park is a great place to find excellent Thai food, as well as...[ Click to read more ]

Getting Away in Japan: Okinawa

Mar 30, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Often referred to as Japan's Hawaii, Okinawa is the primo vacation destination for Japanese, and with good reason. With beautiful...[ Click to read more ]

Learn About Tokyo’s Yesteryear At Taito Shitamachi Museum

Mar 27, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Sooner or later as you become acclimated to this place, you’ll start learning about the different eras of Japan. For...[ Click to read more ]

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Must See Shrines and Temples of Tokyo

Mar 27, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Many of Japan's most famous shrines and temples are in the old capital of Kyoto. Tokyo, while not as historic as...[ Click to read more ]

Your tour of the regions of Japan begins under the tracks of Akihabara

Mar 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Of course you know what Tokyo’s Akihabara district is known for: electronics, video games, anime and manga shops, maid cafes,...[ Click to read more ]

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Island Hopping on the Seto Inland Sea near Hiroshima

Mar 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

If you find yourself in Hiroshima or the surrounding area for any length of time, you really should set aside...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima’s Onomichi Minato Festival

Mar 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Onomichi has long been one of my own family’s favorite day-trip destinations in Hiroshima prefecture. Time after time, this little...[ Click to read more ]

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Flower Parks of the Sera District of Hiroshima

Mar 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

For many people, spring really only means flowers, and plenty of them. Some of us can get all we need...[ Click to read more ]