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Asakusa Samba Carnival in Tokyo

Jul 26, 2019 By Ray Proper

If you are looking for a lively and colorful way to draw your summer to a close there is no better option than the annual Asakusa Samba Carnival.  This carnival...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Boat Trips in Kobe

Jul 17, 2019 By Justin Hanus

As a port city, Kobe offers both residents and visitors the chance to take to the waters and enjoy the sights on a boat trip. You can sail around the...[ Click to read more ]

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Sansa Odori : THE Summer Festival of Morioka

Jul 16, 2019 By Jade Brischke

Mention the name, ‘Sansa,’ and many people will inevitably think of the character Sansa Stark from, ‘Game of Thrones.’ The word, ‘Sansa,’ in Morioka, however, is all about dancing and...[ Click to read more ]

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Gero’s Ryujin Fire Festival in Gifu

Jul 15, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

While sitting in your air-conditioned room, sheltering from the humidity outside, perhaps the last thing that you would be thinking of doing is sinking into a nice hot bath. It...[ Click to read more ]

Climbing Mount Fuji

Jul 14, 2019 By Ray Proper

Fuji season is upon us again!  The official climbing season for Fujisan, as it is known locally, is in July and August.  While it is possible to climb during other...[ Click to read more ]

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Beautiful Hiking and Walking Trails in Japan

Jul 11, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When the weather heats up, many Japanese escape the humidity that envelopes the cities and head to the countryside. Being such a mountainous country, there are many great places to...[ Click to read more ]

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual Night Zoo & Garden

Jul 10, 2019 By Ray Proper

Ever wonder what a polar bear does at night? Want to find out? This weekend is your last chance to take in the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual Night...[ Click to read more ]

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Dealing with Humidity and Mold in Japan

Jul 10, 2019 By Ray Proper

Japan is a big place, but a large part of Japan sits with the "humid subtropical climate" zone, characterized by hot, humid summers and mild winters.   These long hot and humid...[ Click to read more ]

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Understanding Japan: The Tanabata “Star Festival”

Jul 08, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Tanabata, also known as the 'Star Festival', is a popular summer event celebrated all over Japan. As the festival's name suggests (literally 'Evening of the Seventh'), it is held on...[ Click to read more ]

Great Japan Beer Festival Nagoya

Jul 03, 2019 By Admin

When I first arrived in Japan, I was somewhat disappointed by the perceived paucity of decent beer selections. It seemed that no matter where I went I could find nothing...[ Click to read more ]

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