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Asakusa Samba Carnival in Tokyo

Jul 26, 2017 By Ray Proper

If you are looking for a lively and colorful way to draw your summer to a close there is probably...[ Click to read more ]

Meet Kobe’s Sister City – Seattle, Washington

Jul 24, 2017 By Justin Hanus

The idea of international "sister cities" began in 1947 as a way to promote friendship and cross-cultural understanding after World...[ Click to read more ]

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The Singular Summer Pleasures of Kawadoko Dining

Jul 24, 2017 By Justin Hanus

There has always been something seductive about waterfalls. There is the metronomic sound of the water tumbling into basin pools...[ Click to read more ]

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No One Does Beer Gardens Like Japan

Jul 24, 2017 By Justin Hanus

It's summer. It's hot. And for many that means only one thing - beer gardens. The summertime treat, however, does...[ Click to read more ]

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Suikawari: A Cracking Good Summer Sport

Jul 24, 2017 By Justin Hanus

There are so many things you can do for fun at the beach on a hot summer day. Swim in...[ Click to read more ]

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The Lighthouses of Kobe

Jul 24, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Being an island nation, lighthouses are an important feature of the Japanese landscape. The history of Japan's lighthouses meanders back...[ Click to read more ]

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Nippon Domannaka Matsuri in Nagoya

Jul 20, 2017 By Ray Proper

The Nippon Domannaka Matsuri, commonly called Domatsuri, is the largest dance festival in the Nagoya/Chubu region, and involves dancers from all over Japan...[ Click to read more ]

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Experience a Taste of Traditional Japan at a Tokyo Ryokan Guesthouses

Jul 18, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

Sometimes, when living in the capital, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of globalization....[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo’s Best BBQ Spots

Jul 13, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

The best barbecue is the one you grill yourself. You may think this would be difficult in the city, what...[ Click to read more ]

Educational Museums in Tokyo That Your Kids (and You) Will Love

Jul 12, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_32974" align="aligncenter" width="640"] National Museum of Nature and Science[/caption] There is something about science that can really capture a...[ Click to read more ]

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