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8 Most Popular Samurai Castles in the Kansai Region

Feb 26, 2018 By Justin Hanus

The Shogunate has been the most influential and highly esteemed form of government that began in Medieval Japan when the...[ Click to read more ]

8 Most Unique and Fun Themed Cafes and Restaurants in Tokyo

Feb 26, 2018 By Justin Hanus

If you think it’s only in anime, manga, tv shows and movies that Japan can be unique and creative, think...[ Click to read more ]

White Day in Japan – Chocolate, Love and Obligation

Feb 23, 2018 By

In Japan, the "Craziness of Valentine’s Day" falls mainly on women.  In fact, unlike most countries of which I am aware,...[ Click to read more ]

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The Firewalkers Of Mount Takao

Feb 22, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Japan is steeped in many a legendary tale filled with feats of wonder and tests of courage and wit. From...[ Click to read more ]

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Mother’s Farm: Mountaintop Petting Zoo and More in Chiba Prefecture

Feb 21, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Ok, that may have been a bit of an over-simplification. Mother Farm (マザー牧場) is an expansive working entertainment farm that...[ Click to read more ]

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Sample Food From All 47 Prefectures Of Japan in Tokyo!

Feb 21, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

It’s impossible. Even in my almost 2 decades of traveling all over Japan, I have yet to hit the magic...[ Click to read more ]

How to “Spring Clean” Your Japanese House

Feb 21, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

You may have noticed not needing to crank the heater up as much, or seeing a bit more light in...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp Baseball

Feb 21, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Baseball in Japan Nippon Professional Baseball (playing a role similar to the USA’s MLB) consists of two leagues, the Central...[ Click to read more ]

Hinamatsuri, or the Doll’s Festival in Hiroshima

Feb 21, 2018 By Matt Mangham

“Hinamatsuri,” also called Girl’s Day or the Doll’s Festival, is a day that will either charm you or leave you...[ Click to read more ]

Hey Joe – Nagoya’s Best Coffee Shops

Feb 21, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

While stereotype would have it that the Japanese are all nothing but green tea fiends, if you just look around...[ Click to read more ]