Boat Trips in Kumamoto

May 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

As a port city with several waterways, Kumamoto offers up a few boating opportunities. These include cruises along rivers and lakes and ferry trips that take you further afield. Here...[ Click to read more ]

Best Beaches in Kansai

May 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Japan is not one of the first countries that spring to mind when you think of beach culture, but in fact, the country has plenty of beautiful coastlines, with the...[ Click to read more ]

Camping in Kansai

May 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

With summer on our doorstep, our attention turns to the great outdoors. What better way to enjoy nature for a few days than heading off on a camping excursion? Kansai...[ Click to read more ]

Best Beaches in Kansai

May 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

With temperatures on the thermometer rising, heading down to a nearby beach to cool off and relax becomes more enticing. If you live in the Kansai region of Japan, you...[ Click to read more ]

Mother Farm: Enjoying Chiba’s Pastoral Theme Park

Mar 28, 2023 By Michael Stigall

Mother Farm (マザー牧場) is an expansive working “entertainment” farm that is located in Chiba’s central Boso Peninsula countryside sitting 300m atop Mt. Kanozan. These qualities combine to create the perfect...[ Click to read more ]

Water Sports in Hiroshima

Mar 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Are you raring to get into the water in Hiroshima and experience some fun activities? The good news is this Japanese city has plenty of waterways and facilities offering everything...[ Click to read more ]

Why Visit Suizenji Park in Kumamoto?

Mar 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

One of Kumamoto's most popular tourist spots is Suizenji Park, best known for its gardens. Strolling along the paths, over the two stone bridges, and past the ponds filled with...[ Click to read more ]


Upgrade Your Suica to Mobile Suica

Aug 30, 2022 By Michael Stigall

There was a time when finding one’s way around Japan’s rail lines required extraordinary effort, determination, and a bit of luck. Literacy helped as well, but most newly arrived foreigners...[ Click to read more ]

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Grab a Slice! Pizza in Tokyo

Aug 30, 2022 By Michael Stigall

Pizza in Japan comes in many novel and exciting forms. There is your standard pizza from the bakery of all places, with its typical toppings of mayo and corn. Then...[ Click to read more ]

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What to See on a Bike Trip Along the Shimanami Kaido

Jul 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

If you’re a bicyclist, you must take the Shimanami Kaido route!”. It runs from Onomichi in Hiroshima to Imabari in Ehime over a series of bridges across the Seto Inland...[ Click to read more ]