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 freezing temperatures and even snow, particularly in the north of the country. If you’re unused to cold weather — or just low temperatures in poorly insulated buildings — you may...[ Click to read more ]

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Exercise Activities in Kobe

By Justin Hanus

With the new year underway, many people will have made resolutions to lose those extra Christmas pounds or embark on a new healthier lifestyle. If you've come into 2020 looking to get into better physical shape, here is a guide on where to find exercise activities in Kobe. Gym sessions...[ Click to read more ]

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Great Street Food in Kansai

By Justin Hanus

There are plenty of street food outlets across Kansai for those looking for food-on-the-go. Street food gives you the chance to sample some tasty dishes unique to the region, all at pretty reasonable prices. Here is a selection of top bites to look for. Takoyaki The quintessential Osaka street snack,...[ Click to read more ]

A Big Part of Nagoya’s Community: Small World

Dec 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

One of the hardest things when coming to a new country is not only getting to know people but also knowing where to find them. Yes, we can meet people at work, or we can head to bars or coffee shops, but finding people who share our interests - or...[ Click to read more ]

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What to do in Tokyo over the New Year’s Holidays 2020

Dec 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

People say Tokyo is the most restless city in the world, but maybe they've never been here around the traditional New Year holiday period when most residents aren't punching the clock. Instead, they are spending time with their families, often well outside the Metropolis in their hometowns. Pretty much any...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Dessert Buffets

By Jason Gatewood

If you’re the type that is all about putting cake before casserole and satisfying your sweet tooth to the point that would make your dentist’s hair stand on end, then you’ll want to read on further as we present the best places in Tokyo to check out All-you-can-eat sweets, treats,...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Attractions in Tokyo

Dec 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Wintertime around these parts usually means either taking in some winter sports like skiing and snowboarding or soaking in one of the numerous hot spring onsens around the countryside surrounding the metropolis. But there are a few other things you can check out around Greater Tokyo in the cold part of...[ Click to read more ]

‘Spirited Away,’ to a Day Trip from Hiroshima

By Jade Brischke

The cold weather at this time of year is the perfect opportunity to embrace the Japanese spirit and head to an onsen or hot spring. Although there are options within the surrounding area, and of course, to the north, people who dislike the cold may look for an alternative. That...[ Click to read more ]

Alternative Fitness Options in Nagoya

By Mark Guthrie

So, over the holidays, you indulged until you were fit to burst. We've all been there. But now you've noticed that you've put on a few pounds and can shake your belly like a bowl full of jelly, and you are well aware that it is no longer the season...[ Click to read more ]

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Soothe Yourself With a Soak in a Super Sento in Nagoya This Winter

By Mark Guthrie

One thing that many people love to do when they come to Japan is to enjoy onsen, the volcanic hot springs that pop up all over the country. It is an intrinsic part of the Japanese culture to partake in these communal baths, and no trip to the country is...[ Click to read more ]

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