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Cold Noodles in Hiroshima

Jun 29, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Cold noodles are just what the doctor ordered in the sweltering Japanese Summer! Noodles are an essential staple of Japanese cuisine,...[ Click to read more ]

Amusement Park Rules for Japan under COVID-19

Jun 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

File this one under the “New Normal” coming after the COVID-19 pandemic— amusement parks have reopened around Tokyo and the...[ Click to read more ]

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Beaches Around Tokyo

Jun 27, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

As the summer heat rises it’s tempting to retire to your air-conditioned room with your necktie fan on full blast....[ Click to read more ]

Mitaki Temple

Jun 26, 2020 By Matt Mangham

Mitaki Temple (or Mitaki-dera) isn’t as off the beaten path as it once was. All the online references to a...[ Click to read more ]

Japan’s COVID-19 Tracking App – What You Need to Know

Jun 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

As a response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Japan's government has released a tracking application that will notify its users...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying Summer Yukata in Tokyo

Jun 20, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

  If you have ever been to a summer fireworks festival around Tokyo you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress...[ Click to read more ]

Ice, Ice Baby – Chillin’ This Summer at Nagoya’s Best Ice Cream Shops

Jun 20, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

It's started. The summer is swelling, the heat is ramping up, and the humidity is already off the charts. Needless...[ Click to read more ]

Practicing Shibori in Kyoto

Jun 17, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Although most people associate tie-dye with 60s hippie fashion, it’s also a traditional art in Japan. However, shibori is quite...[ Click to read more ]

Best Beaches in Kansai

Jun 17, 2020 By Justin Hanus

The Kansai region is perhaps better known for its urban life and attractions in cities such as Osaka, Kyoto, and...[ Click to read more ]

Places to Fly a Kite in Kobe

Jun 17, 2020 By Justin Hanus

There are few more pleasant ways to spend a breezy summer afternoon than heading to a nice open space and...[ Click to read more ]

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