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New Year Countdown Parties Near Nagoya

Nov 30, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

New Year is an important time in Japan, but things are celebrated a little differently here then they are badck...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s secret midnight runs: Midnight Commuter Express Buses

Nov 29, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="attachment_33899" align="aligncenter" width="500"] An articulated bus stops to load passengers at Chuo-Rinkan Station in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. --courtesy Jason...[ Click to read more ]

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New Year’s Countdown Tokyo Style 2017

Nov 29, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="attachment_33936" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Revelers await the coming new year as time ticks down on the video monitors above Shibuya...[ Click to read more ]

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Super Sento and the art of relaxation in Tokyo

Nov 29, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="attachment_3970" align="aligncenter" width="640"] People enjoying the rooftop foot bath at Manyo Club in Yokohama. (Jason L Gatewood)[/caption] It's no...[ Click to read more ]

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Things to do in Tokyo during Christmas 2017

Nov 29, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

It's that time of year again... You've set the toilet seat warmer on 10 to keep Jack Frost from nipping...[ Click to read more ]

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Line Pay Card: A Cure For Your Lack of Debit Card Woes

Nov 23, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="attachment_33905" align="alignleft" width="300"] One of the 5 Line Pay Card designs you can choose.(Line Corporation)[/caption] If you're like most...[ Click to read more ]

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Holiday Illumination in Nagoya

Nov 23, 2017 By Ray Proper

Here are some popular places to experience illumination in and around Nagoya. Nabana no Sato The best place to see...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Illumination in Kansai

Nov 22, 2017 By Justin Hanus

It may be cold in Japan, but holiday lights are a tempting and beautiful excuse to get out of the...[ Click to read more ]

Whisky Lovers Nagoya

Nov 22, 2017 By Admin

Recently, whisky is much more popular here in Japan than it was a decade ago. The TV drama “Massan” (story of...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya’s German Market

Nov 21, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

With its strawberries on cakes, love hotels and KFC, Japan gives Christmas a good try, but it doesn't quite come...[ Click to read more ]