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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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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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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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Grape Picking Around Aichi

Jul 12, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_32986" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Grape Picking in Okazaki[/caption] Fruit picking is a popular family activity in Japan, and farms across...[ Click to read more ]

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Gozan no Okuribi – Kyoto’s Obon Fire-Fest

Jul 11, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

The festival of Obon, a buddhist celebration of ancestors, is celebrated across Japan from the 13th-15th of August (excepting some...[ Click to read more ]

Magome to Tsumago: Walking the Nakasendo Way

Jun 29, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

During the Edo era the Tokkaido and the Nakasendo roads were the two main routes that connected the new capital...[ Click to read more ]