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Looking for a Good Time in Hiroshima?

Sep 13, 2017 By Jade Brischke

If you want to have a good time having a drink and some quick and easy food to eat whilst...[ Click to read more ]

Daisho-In Temple: the alternative to Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima

Sep 13, 2017 By Jade Brischke

It may not be as famous as Itsukushima Shrine, but Daisho-In Temple on Miyajima is just as beautiful and to...[ Click to read more ]

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Import Stores in Hiroshima: The Solution to Your Cravings

Sep 13, 2017 By Jade Brischke

[caption id="attachment_33409" align="aligncenter" width="640"] If only the selection was this good!![/caption] There are three kinds of people who come to...[ Click to read more ]

Hatchiman Matsuri, One of Japan’s Most Beautiful Festivals in Enchanting Takayama

Sep 12, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

Located in Gifu Prefecture, and surrounded by some of Japan’s richest natural areas  just below the famous Northern Alps, Takayama is...[ Click to read more ]

Yōkai, the Weird World of Japanese Spooks and Spectres

Sep 11, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

Halloween is all about spooky stuff, right? There are various bone-chilling tales coming out of medieval Europe for its origins...[ Click to read more ]

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Osu Street Performers’ Festival

Sep 07, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

October brings the Nagoya Festival, a massive parade throughout the city celebrating three great warriors and historical leaders connected to the city: Oda...[ Click to read more ]

Seven Spooky Japanese Halloween Costume Ideas

Sep 07, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

So, Halloween is coming and you are getting ready to dust off that old ghost, vampire or witch costume that you...[ Click to read more ]

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Tricks and Treats for All Ages at USJ for Halloween

Sep 07, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Although Universal Studios Japan is an exciting outing any time of year, during the Halloween season, USJ’s additional tricks and...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Jazz Scene

Aug 30, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

When you think of music in Japan it is hard to get past the impression of super-cutesy J-Pop idols, adorably...[ Click to read more ]

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The Yatai Festival at Osaka Castle

Aug 28, 2017 By

Picture in your mind the usual selection of Japanese yatai and festival foods, like karaage, tama sen, JUMBO hot dogs, "kakigori"...[ Click to read more ]