Dance Classes in Kumamoto

Feb 28, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Whether you want to shake your body to the beat or learn something a bit more structured, you can find a wealth of dance classes to suit all needs in Kumamoto. Here is just a small selection of what’s happening in the prefecture. Ballroom Dancing Having once been quite an...[ Click to read more ]

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Alternative Fitness Options in Nagoya

Dec 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

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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Best Gyms in Kobe

Sep 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Whether living in Kobe or spending some time in the city, you may want to hit the gym at some point. You have plenty of options, including day passes (which are called “visitor” in Japan). You’ll need an ID, such as your passport, to join a gym. You’ll also need...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan Travel Insurance: The Tokio Omotenashi Policy

May 09, 2023 By Admin

Japan travel insurance through the Tokio Omotenashi Policy can be purchased online and covers travelers who experience a sudden illness or injury while visiting Japan for up to 31 days. If the policyholder needs to see a doctor or if a visit to the hospital or emergency room is necessary,...[ Click to read more ]

Fire up the Exhilaration at Brave Point Airsoft Gym

Jan 30, 2023 By Bert Wishart

At the beginning of the year, many of you may have decided that it was time to get into shape, begin diets, and start an exercise routine. However, as we slide into February, there is a good chance that those best-laid plans have faded. And who can blame you? The...[ Click to read more ]

Bringing or Importing Medicines into Japan

Dec 06, 2022 By Ray Proper

When traveling to another country, laws can radically differ from your home country. This is especially true in Japan concerning prescription and OTC medicines. Medicines one may find no problem back home can be non-existent here, and other medications can be why you were arrested. We have compiled some links and...[ Click to read more ]

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A Guide to Onsen and Super Sento in and around Tokyo

Sep 28, 2022 By Michael Stigall

The onsen is one thing that immediately comes to mind when one thinks of Japan, and it's no mystery why. In addition to appearing in most tourism-related media, they are excellent places to relax. With so much seismic activity, from small sento bathhouses to entire onsen towns, sento and onsen...[ Click to read more ]

Yoga Classes in Kobe

Aug 31, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Yoga, a staple exercise and well-being activity in certain parts of the world for many years, has grown in popularity globally in recent years. With its expanding expat population, Kobe has many facilities where locals and newcomers can practice different forms of yoga and learn about its benefits to the...[ Click to read more ]

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Fortune Telling? It’s for the Birds!

Oct 28, 2021 By Bert Wishart

A Japanese proverb says, of the futility of trying to predict the future, 'when you talk about the future, demons laugh.' And yet, much of the population believe that the future is already ordained, mapped out in the stars and that if we look to them with just the right...[ Click to read more ]

Do You Know Nags? Nagoya’s Hidden Gems – Part 5

By Bert Wishart

Whether you're fresh in town or are a piece of the local furniture, Nagoya is a city that continuously throws up surprises. New restaurants, shops, and bars spring up all the time, and you can be wandering down an oft-trodden street and come across something that you've never come across...[ Click to read more ]