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The Shibuya Stream Complex

Sep 27, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

With its constant stream of people, iconic street crossing, and of course one of the most recognizable canine mascots in...[ Click to read more ]

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Saijo Sake Festival in Higashi Hiroshima

Sep 27, 2018 By Matt Mangham

In early October of every year, Hiroshima Prefecture’s Saijo town (part of Higashi-Hiroshima) lets its hair down for a massive,...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Oktoberfest 2018

Sep 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Japan loves beer. So it's no surprise there's an Oktoberfest festival...[ Click to read more ]

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Tackling Tokyo on Two Wheels

Sep 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

As sure as you'll find vending machines, convenience stores, and a small shrine in the average Japanese neighborhood, you'll find...[ Click to read more ]

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Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival near Hiroshima

Sep 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

If you missed the Onomichi Lantern Festival on the 13th, or you were blown away by it and wanted more,...[ Click to read more ]

Onomichi Lantern Festival Near Hiroshima

Sep 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Onomichi’s Lantern Festival (Onomichi Akari Matsuri) makes for a perfect way to see this jewel of a small city and...[ Click to read more ]

Seki Cutlery Festival in Gifu

Sep 26, 2018 By Ray Proper

Seki is a small city in the center of Japan, located in the northern Mino region of Gifu Prefecture.  Seki...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya Comedy: Served up Monthly

Aug 31, 2018 By Admin

Looking for funny?  Well, you are in luck, because "Nagoya Comedy" brings you funny in all senses of the word.  Nagoya, Japan's...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s Tour: Kawagoe City; Little Edo

Aug 31, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Located about 60 minutes by train northwest of central Tokyo is the city of Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture. Because of...[ Click to read more ]

An Art Museum for the Digital Age: Mori Building Digital Art Museum

Aug 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

When most people think of art and Japan in the same vein, images on the order of Hokusai’s Great Wave...[ Click to read more ]