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World Igloo Building Championship at Osorakan Snow Park

Jan 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Without a little advance planning, midwinter in Japan can seem bleak, especially in the city. Which is precisely why it...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima Flea Markets

Jan 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Ah, flea markets, where you learn what you’re really made of. Do you walk out empty handed, or do you...[ Click to read more ]

Best Cafes to Work from in Central Tokyo

Jan 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Here in Japan, the image of the hardworking, tie-and-collar, briefcase toting salaryman is still alive and well; my daily commute...[ Click to read more ]

Onsen-ing in Kobe

Jan 25, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Are you stressed out? Had tough week at work? Do you feel tired and out of motivation? I got a...[ Click to read more ]

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The Five Best Buddhist Temples in Kansai

Jan 24, 2018 By Justin Hanus

If you fancy spending a day or two checking out the beauty and serenity of some of Japan's finest Buddhist...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokugawa Garden and Art Museum in Nagoya

Jan 23, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

In the eastern suburbs of Nagoya, not far from the transport hub station of Ozone, lies Tokugawa Park, an oasis...[ Click to read more ]

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8 Popular Historic Sites in Kobe

Jan 23, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Places brimming with history exude that magical charm tourists cannot resist. It’s always on our list of must do’s when...[ Click to read more ]

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Samurai Beauty at Inuyama’s Urakuen Garden Near Nagoya

Jan 22, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

One of the most interesting aspects of the samurai era is how they managed to marry a continual warlike state,...[ Click to read more ]