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Let’s Tour: Kawagoe City; Little Edo

Aug 31, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Located about 60 minutes by train northwest of central Tokyo is the city of Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture. Because of...[ Click to read more ]

An Art Museum for the Digital Age: Mori Building Digital Art Museum

Aug 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

When most people think of art and Japan in the same vein, images on the order of Hokusai’s Great Wave...[ Click to read more ]

All Japan Gyoza Festival at Nagakute’s Moricoro Park

Aug 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Much like ramen, gyoza is a dish with Chinese origins that the Japanese have taken to their hearts. Typically filled...[ Click to read more ]

Toyohashi Fire Festival: Things are about to go off!

Aug 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

While there are many, many fireworks festivals in Japan throughout the summer months, there are very few that match Toyohashi's...[ Click to read more ]

Bicycle Liability Insurance

Aug 28, 2018 By

There are two major cities in Japan that require bicycle riders to maintain liability insurance as a condition for riding...[ Click to read more ]

Do You Know Nags? Nagoya’s Hidden Gems

Aug 28, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you have been here for a few weeks or know the city like the back of your hand, Nagoya...[ Click to read more ]

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Ghibli Expo Hiroshima: From Nausicaä to Marnie

Aug 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

It’s no secret that one of Japan’s chief exports is its popular culture, and the films of Studio Ghibli rank...[ Click to read more ]

Full Moon Tea Ceremony at Shukkei-en in Hiroshima

Aug 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Tsukimi, or Moon Viewing, is a Japanese tradition going back to the Heian period, when portions of the old Chinese...[ Click to read more ]

WoodEgg Okonomiyaki Museum Hiroshima

Aug 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

I regularly meet people traveling through Hiroshima. And because my wife has suggested I be friendlier, I ask them what...[ Click to read more ]