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Lucky Yen

May 23, 2017 By First Admin

Did you know that the 5 yen coin is the luckiest of all? It's because of the way the name...[ Click to read more ]

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Lake Biwa Summer Adventures

May 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

As the largest freshwater lake in all of Japan, Lake Biwa is no stranger to tourism. Especially as the weather...[ Click to read more ]

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Take a Dip in Nara’s Water Holes this Summer

May 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Looking to get outside as the summer season heats up? Although there are many places throughout Kansai to explore, checking...[ Click to read more ]

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The Meanings of Osaka’s One Million Candles Night

May 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

For two hours on Wednesday night June 7 all of the lights in the Umeda district of downtown Osaka will...[ Click to read more ]

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Cool Down with Shaved Ice This Summer

May 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

If it is summer in Japan it is time for kakigori. Kakigori is the nation's traditional hot weather treat -...[ Click to read more ]

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A Reminder of the Time in Osaka When the World Came to Visit

May 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

The Tower of the Sun stands in Expo Commemoration Park as the standout reminder of the first World's Fair ever...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan Alps Art Festival 2017

May 19, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

While the area is famous for hiking in summer and skiing in winter, when one thinks of the mountanous prefecture...[ Click to read more ]

Summer Nights With Tokyo’s Magical Fireflies 2017

May 19, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

There are four key ways that you can tell that summer on its way in Japan. The top three are obvious: the...[ Click to read more ]