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Omiyage – More Than Just a Souvenir, it’s a Way of Life!

Nov 28, 2023 By Bert Wishart

There are myriad aspects of Japanese culture that can baffle the outsider, but on the face of it, omiyage seems...[ Click to read more ]

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The Wild Dolphins of Amakusa

Nov 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

The Amakusa Islands in Kumamoto are known for their unique culture, interesting geological formations, beautiful green hills — and, most...[ Click to read more ]

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Great Things to Do in Western Kumamoto

Nov 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Western Kumamoto is dominated by Mount Kinbo, a now-extinct volcano, but there is still plenty on offer. Whether you enjoy...[ Click to read more ]

Hamburger Restaurants in Nagoya

Oct 31, 2023 By Ray Proper

Though Nagoya has a plethora of great restaurants with amazing teppanyaki, tebasaki, ramen and sushi, sometimes you just want good...[ Click to read more ]

Where to Eat Vegetarian Food in Kumamoto

Oct 30, 2023 By Justin Hanus

In many parts of the world, it can be difficult to find vegetarian options — but Kumamoto is not one...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima Dreamination: One of the Best Winter Events in the City

Oct 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

For more than two decades, Hiroshima has held Dreamination every winter. Downtown is transformed with around 500 figures and tunnels...[ Click to read more ]

All About Higo Zogan

Oct 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

A local craft you’ll only see in Kumamoto is Higo Zogan. It involves engraving an iron base with a design...[ Click to read more ]

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Biking Around Tokyo

Oct 27, 2023 By Michael Stigall

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 ]

Public Transport in Kobe

Oct 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

One of the three main cities in the Kansai region, Kobe has good transport links that can get you around...[ Click to read more ]

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Know your Nio from your Komainu – Exploring Nagoya’s Temples and Shrines

Oct 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

There are so many great things about living in Japan, but for me one of the best is the plethora...[ Click to read more ]

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