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Valentine’s Traditions in Kansai

Jan 28, 2020 By Justin Hanus

We're into the new year and fast approaching that date in the calendar where love is in the air. It's...[ Click to read more ]

Escape From Tokyo: “Winter is Here” Edition

Jan 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Sometimes you have to get away from all the hustle and bustle that comes with living in the city; double...[ Click to read more ]

Plum Blossom Viewing in Tokyo – The Top Umemi Spots!

Jan 27, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

  While the cherry blossom is the flower that tends to dominate the imagination of Japanese botanic appreciation, it is...[ Click to read more ]

Setsubun Festivals in Tokyo

Jan 25, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

So you survived oshogatsu (Japanese New Year's) and are looking forward to the end of March and the blooming of...[ Click to read more ]

Setsubun Festivals in Nagoya “That Bean-Throwing Festival”

Jan 25, 2020 By Ray Proper

Setsubun, or "That Bean-Throwing Festival," celebrates the beginning of spring in Japan. Celebrated yearly on February 3 as part of...[ Click to read more ]

‘Jewels of the Sea’ Miyajima Oyster Festival near Hiroshima

Jan 23, 2020 By Jade Brischke

Although Hiroshima is famous for its oysters throughout the year, it is during winter, in the coldest month of February...[ Click to read more ]

8 Most Popular Dessert Shops in Kobe

Jan 23, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Kobe isn’t just famous for their beef; their desserts are also equally popular for tourists and locals alike. After a...[ Click to read more ]

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Valentines Day and White Day in Japan

Jan 22, 2020 By Ray Proper

Valentine's Day in Japan - February 14th In Japan, the "Craziness of Valentine's Day" falls mainly on the women. Unlike most...[ Click to read more ]

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Tips for Staying Warm in the Winter in Japan

Jan 21, 2020 By Justin Hanus

The weather can be quite extreme in Japan. Whereas there are sweltering-hot days in the summer, the winter can bring...[ Click to read more ]

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