Watching Sumo matches in Jungyo Exhibition Tour

Mar 27, 2019 By Chiho

Watching sumo is one of the most authentic attractions in Japan. The annual grand tournaments are held only in odd months; January, May, and September in Tokyo, March in Osaka, July in Nagoya, and November in Fukuoka. You don't want to miss the tournament matches if you happen to be...[ Click to read more ]

Japan Brewer’s Cup: The Tournament of Suds 2019

Dec 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Please read the following in the voice of one of those monster truck TV spots from back in the day: Thirty-five of the best craft brewers from all over Japan, plus one each from Taiwan and the Czech Republic, and six craft beer importers are thrown in for good measure....[ Click to read more ]

Getting Away in Japan: Kanagawa

May 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Though Kanagawa Prefecture is often dismissed as 'that bit next to Tokyo', you shouldn't let its relatively small stature when compared to its glamorous neighbor fool you; from bright city lights, beautiful nature and a long, celebrated history, there is a whole lot to see and do in Kanagawa. Yokohama...[ Click to read more ]

Hakone and The Old Tokaido Road

Apr 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Hakone is usually more synonymous with skiing or being a jumping off point for tours to Mt. Fuji but it’s actually a great place to check out almost anytime of the year since it’s easily accessible by way of the Odakyu Line or many direct express buses. Of the many...[ Click to read more ]

Mother’s Farm: Mountaintop Petting Zoo and More in Chiba Prefecture

Feb 21, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Ok, that may have been a bit of an over-simplification. Mother Farm (マザー牧場) is an expansive working entertainment farm that is located in the Chiba’s central Boso Peninsula countryside sitting 300m atop Mt. Kanozan. All of these qualities comebine to create the perfect outing for those wanting to getaway from...[ Click to read more ]

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Chinese New year Festival Nagoya 2018

Dec 20, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

Although Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1873, celebration of the Chinese year is still an  important cultural event in the country. This year (2018) the Chinese New Year falls on February 16, however Nagoya wants to get in on the fun a little bit early. Chinese New Year Festival...[ Click to read more ]

Destination Yokohama – Free eBook by Relo Japan

Dec 08, 2017 By Admin

Relo Japan is proud to bring you “Destination Yokohama,” a special digital guide that incorporates  inside knowledge of Yokhama from the view of an expatriate. This invaluable resource has everything you need to know about living and working in Yokohama, including: Where to live Where to shop What to see...[ Click to read more ]