April

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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Things to do in Tokyo For Golden Week 2018

Mar 21, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Golden week is the longest public holiday period in Japan, and many residents make a trip abroad, or to a tourist area like Kyoto over the break.  Trains and airports...[ Click to read more ]

What is Golden Week?

Mar 21, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is a nation that famously takes their working week very seriously. Hours are often long and hard and, as paid vacation is relatively limited when compared to many western...[ Click to read more ]

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Inuyama Festival Near Nagoya

Mar 21, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Not content with being the site of Japan's oldest (and arguably most elegant) castle, or being a staggeringly beautiful city, every spring sees Inuyama host a particularly spellbinding festival. The Inuyama...[ Click to read more ]