Best Monuments to See in Kobe

Feb 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

There’s no better way to explore Kobe than on foot. This allows you to take everything in and feel like part of the city. Instead of wandering around aimlessly, have a destination in mind. One idea is to visit some of the best monuments. As there are statues, memorials, and...[ Click to read more ]

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Road Trips in Kansai

By Justin Hanus

Road trips are a great way of experiencing the natural visual delights a country has to offer. Japan has an excellent public transport network, but many people prefer to travel by car. For those living in the Kansai region, there are some great day trips and short trips to by...[ Click to read more ]

Watch Some Sumo Wrestling at the 2019 Grand Tournament in Osaka

By Justin Hanus

Sumo wrestling is a sport uniquely associated with Japan. Although not all professional sumo wrestlers are Japanese, the sport originated in Japan, and it remains the only country where it is practiced professionally. When people across the world think of sumo, they will undoubtedly conjure up images of two heavyweight...[ Click to read more ]

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Top 5 Hanami Sites Near Kobe

By Justin Hanus

Spring is just around the corner, which for many Japanese residents means Hanami time is here again. Hanami means “flower viewing” in Japanese (from the Japanese for flower - “hana”) and, up and down the country, people gather together to spend time with each other and appreciate the beauty of...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Japanese Pastimes to Explore for Yourself

By Justin Hanus

A great thing about Japan is there’s always something going on or something to do. By learning about the most popular pastimes, you’ll be able to properly experience the culture. Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find at least a few authentic Japanese hobbies or activities you’ll enjoy. Manga and...[ Click to read more ]

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Animal Laser Center Aichi, Nagoya, Showa-ku

Feb 12, 2019 By Chika

Animal Laser Center - 動物レーザーセンター Branch of medicine: Veterinary Telephone: 052-751-3116 Address:  1-9 Shiotsuketori, Showa-ku, Nagoya Website:  https://www.alc-japan.com/ Hours: Reception hours Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Holiday 8:00–17:30 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○* × × Closed on Sundays and Public holidays *Saturday: 8:00-12:30 Notes: - Appointment required by...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Breakfast Spots in Tokyo

Jan 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

You might not know this, but Japanese cuisine was added to the UNESCO ‘intangible heritage’ list in 2013, meaning its something unique in the world not found anywhere else (we won’t talk about that "Japanese" teppanyaki and all-you-can-eat buffet place you liked before you got here.) I could eat my fill...[ Click to read more ]

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Art of the Abandoned Station at Ueno Park

By Jason Gatewood

The Keisei Railway runs between Ueno Park and the far reaches of Chiba Prefecture including the city of Chiba and Narita Airport. Up until 1997, Keisei had a station right in the middle of the tunnel directly serving the Ueno Park Zoo and National Art Museum. The former Hakubutsukan-Dobutsuen station...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Area Flea Markets

By Jason Gatewood

If you’re searching for a truly unique curio or gift for someone here around Tokyo or are looking to get a one-of-a-kind item at a really low price, then you should check out one of the many flea markets happening around the metropolis. All kinds of treasures (and a little...[ Click to read more ]

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How to switch to the Japanese “Bargain Mobile” MVNOs

By Jason Gatewood

It was bound to happen to me at some point, but the way it happened is a bit out of the ordinary. I switched mobile phone provider recently… Actually make that mobile data provider as this was for my iPad, but that distinction doesn’t matter anymore in 2019; data is...[ Click to read more ]

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