August

Tokyo’s Beer Gardens

Jul 25, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

It could be argued that one of the greatest things on Earth is sitting outside on a warm summer’s day with an ice cold beer. Being from the south west...[ Click to read more ]

Staying Cool in the (Japanese) Heat

Jul 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

  Our latest weather woes have made international headlines recently, with an unprecedented heatwave that has set records across Japan. Many of us come from countries where this is quite...[ Click to read more ]

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Celebrate Mountain Day by Hiking Around Aichi

Jul 25, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

One great thing about living in Japan is the fact that there are so many holidays. Between New Year’s Day on January 1st and the Emperor’s Birthday on December 23, there...[ Click to read more ]

Bon Odori

Celebrate Bon Odori By the Kobe Seaside

Jul 25, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Bon Odori festivals are well known as an entertaining and interesting summer events across Japan, and Kobe’s seaside fest is no exception. Bon Odori, or simply Bon dances, are some...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Summer Yukata in Tokyo

Jul 20, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

If you have ever been to a summer fireworks festival around Tokyo you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress and wondered what was going on. Well, summer festivals are a...[ Click to read more ]

Gujo Hachiman Bon Dancing Festival in Gifu

Jul 11, 2018 By First Admin

For four magical nights each August, at Gujo Hachiman in Gifu, dancers revelers line the streets until dawn breaks over the surrounding mountains in celebration of Obon. Across most of Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

Japanese Beach

Popular Beaches in The Kansai Region

Jun 26, 2018 By Justin Hanus

A lot of people love going to the beach because as they say, they need a dose of vitamin sea. Unfortunately, not a lot of countries have the best beaches...[ Click to read more ]

Splish, Splash, Sploosh!: Your Guide to Tokyo’s Waterparks

Jun 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

When the air outside is thick with humidity, cicadas begin their endless chirping, the stores start stocking endless varieties of flavored bottled water and teas, and all the kids start...[ Click to read more ]

Swimming in Japan

Dive in Kobe Places to Swim this Summer

Jun 24, 2018 By Justin Hanus

With temperatures rising for the summer it can be easy to resort to staying inside as often as possible. Though the air conditioning at home might be necessary sometimes, for...[ Click to read more ]

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Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo

Jun 24, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Fireworks and summer festivals are arguably the best part of summertime in Japan, with days spent wearing yukata and jinbei traditional clothing while munching street food and nights spent outside...[ Click to read more ]