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Tokyo’s High Rise City Views

Dec 21, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you love or loathe the hustle and bustle of the big city, there are no two ways about it:...[ Click to read more ]

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Take an Authentic Japanese Cooking Class in Kyoto

Dec 21, 2016 By Justin Hanus

One of the most memorable and exciting aspects of traveling or living among a different culture is exploring the cuisine....[ Click to read more ]

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New Year’s Celebrations in Osaka: Ring in the Good Luck 2017

Dec 21, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Winter fun seeking in Osaka is an invigorating blend of the traditional and the modern. Consider the age-old practice of...[ Click to read more ]

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Strap on Your Skates in Kansai This Winter

Dec 21, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Ice skating goes back a long way. Skates made of animal bones from 5,000 years ago have been found at...[ Click to read more ]

No Bad Apples in the Bunch – Fruit as a Status Symbol in Japan

Dec 21, 2016 By Justin Hanus

There are quite a few things that evoke the saying, "Only in Japan." Fruit as a status symbol is one....[ Click to read more ]

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Aichi Nagoya Yuki Festival

Dec 20, 2016 By

The Aichi Nagoya Snow Festival is 2000 tons of snow imported from Nagano and Gifu on an annual basis for...[ Click to read more ]

Viewing the Magical Diamond Fuji

Dec 15, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

Diamond Fuji is a twice annually phenomenon during which the sunrise and sunset aligns perfectly with Mount Fuji’s summit, looking...[ Click to read more ]

Japan’s Winter Food

Dec 14, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_31602" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Oden, a Japanese winter favorite[/caption] As a Brit, I am used to winters being cold, wet...[ Click to read more ]

Family Winter Sports Guide to Tokyo and Yokohama

Dec 14, 2016 By Ray Proper

Besides skiing and snowboarding, there are a variety of family  friendly options to get outside and active this winter.  From...[ Click to read more ]