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Top Five Hanami Sites near Hiroshima

Feb 25, 2019 By Admin

Hanami is what the Japanese call "flower viewing,"  especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) with friends and family. In modern practice, hanami is enjoyed, especially by the younger generations of Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

Feb 22, 2019 By Ray Proper

"Hanami" literally means flower viewing, but it is much more than that to the people of Japan.  Hanami signals the end of another long winter's chill, and besides simply enjoying the beauty...[ Click to read more ]

Top Hanami Sites in Tokyo

Feb 20, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The weather will soon begin to get warmer, the days longer, and it'll be time again for "hanami." If you're new to Japan and Japanese culture, hanami literally means "flower...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Java: Why Are Indie Coffee Shops Opening All Over The Metropolis?

Apr 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

We’ll forgive you for thinking Japan was all about the green tea if you’ve never been here before. Of course we pride ourselves on having over a hundred varieties of...[ Click to read more ]

Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Gifu and Aichi

Apr 22, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Whether your fish comes from the supermarket or you are a master fisherman who has trawled the seven seas, it is unlikely that you have ever witnessed anything quite like...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Summer Sumo Basho 2018

Apr 17, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Out of the six annual grand tournaments of sumo wrestling, Tokyo hosts three.  Of those the Tokyo Summer Sumo Basho in May in particular is an experience like none other!...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima’s Onomichi Minato Festival

Mar 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Onomichi has long been one of my own family’s favorite day-trip destinations in Hiroshima prefecture. Time after time, this little port city continues to charm, from the slightly down-at-heel shopping...[ Click to read more ]

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Flower Parks of the Sera District of Hiroshima

Mar 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

For many people, spring really only means flowers, and plenty of them. Some of us can get all we need from a lazy afternoon or two under the cherry blossoms....[ Click to read more ]

Miyako Odori – Geisha Dancing in Kyoto

Mar 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

The geisha is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols of Japan, an icon that conjures up images of beauty, grace and a time of pre-industrial Japanese tradition. Perhaps the most famous...[ Click to read more ]

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Pollen Allergies in Japan

Mar 25, 2018 By Ray Proper

The proportion of people who have problems with allergies in Japan is startlingly high.  People who suffer from allergies will suffer severe reactions from the pollen such as: Nasal congestion...[ Click to read more ]

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