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Shorter Days + Cooler Weather = Momijigari

Oct 25, 2016 By Justin Hanus

There is only a relatively small band of latitudes across planet earth where the chlorophyll in the leaves of deciduous...[ Click to read more ]

It’s Fall in Japan; Time to get Nutty about Chestnuts

Oct 24, 2016 By Justin Hanus

For many folks autumn in Japan means chestnuts. Asia is known as both the largest producer and the largest consumer...[ Click to read more ]

Yoro No Taki – Yoro Falls in Gifu

Oct 24, 2016 By Ray Proper

Yoro no Taki (Yoro Falls) is a great spot to get outdoors near Nagoya. Anytime of the year is fine, but...[ Click to read more ]

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If It is Important in Japan There’s a Mascot

Oct 24, 2016 By Justin Hanus

In their original incarnation, mascots were intended to provide luck; and so you found them most often with military units,...[ Click to read more ]

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Hungry in Hiroshima?

Oct 21, 2016 By Jade Brischke

Feeling hungry? Well look no further than the annual Hiroshima Food Festival. It’s held every year in October and with...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Players Theater: Jukebox Paradise

Oct 21, 2016 By Ray Proper

Jukebox Paradise Set in a teen malt shop in Hilo, Hawaii during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, Phil and...[ Click to read more ]

Family Fun in Tokyo at Yomiuri Land Amusement Park

Oct 20, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

While the sprawling Disney resort is the most famous amusement park in the Tokyo area it is by no means...[ Click to read more ]

Lake Biwa – Take a Day trip, or Longer, to Japan’s Great Lake

Oct 20, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

Lake Biwa (琵琶湖 or Biwa-ko) in Shiga Prefecture is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, and thanks to it being...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima From a New Perspective: The Orizuru Tower

Oct 20, 2016 By Jade Brischke

Tokyo has Tokyo Tower and the popular Skytree, Osaka has the Umeda Sky Building but what about Hiroshima? Say hello to...[ Click to read more ]

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Family Fun at Little World Museum of Man

Oct 17, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

Have you ever wanted to take the kids to Italy for the day? How about showing them the cultures of...[ Click to read more ]