December

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Winter Illumination in Tokyo

Oct 29, 2019 By Ray Proper

Christmas Day in Japan is just another working day for the most part.  The most interesting facet of the Christmas and holiday season in Japan is that all traces of...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima`s Autumn Leaves

Oct 28, 2019 By Jade Brischke

Starting in mid September the "koyo front" slowly moves its bands of color south from Hokkaido to central and southern Japan and the end of November where it turns to...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Kobe

Oct 20, 2019 By Admin

Viewing the changing colors of fall leaves or foliage, called koyo in Japanese, is autumn's answer to spring's more famous cherry blossom viewing; a traditional opportunity to get outdoors to live in the moment of...[ Click to read more ]

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Crab Season in Kansai

Jan 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Since the month of December tends to be the busiest and most plentiful for crabs, it’s no wonder that the winter month boasts a delicious spike in availability for the...[ Click to read more ]

Skiing in Nagoya: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 24, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

There’s nothing more exhilarating than standing on the top of a slope, the pure white snow stretching out below you, or that moment when you lean forward and the wind...[ Click to read more ]

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Winter Days Out in Kobe

Dec 21, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Fight that urge to stay indoors in the warmth this winter and experience some of what Kobe has to offer. There are many places to visit and things to do...[ Click to read more ]

Skiing in Hiroshima: Day and Weekend Trips!

Nov 27, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Hiroshima isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of skiing in Japan. We’re a long way from the Nagano Alps, and even further from Hokkaido, but...[ Click to read more ]

Japanese New Years’ Traditions

Nov 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

New Year is the main holiday of the year in Japan and the country shuts down for several days as people take time off to spend time with their families...[ Click to read more ]

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Hatsumode in Tokyo – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Nov 25, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Celebrating New Year in Japan is all about 'firsts'. Perhaps the most important ‘first’ is the first trip to a shrine, a tradition called hatsumode. While this can be done...[ Click to read more ]

Hatsumode in Nagoya – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Nov 24, 2018 By First Admin

Oshogatsu, or New Years, is  the most important holiday in Japan. Businesses shut down January 1 to January 3, families gather to spend time together.  The New Year Lottery numbers have been...[ Click to read more ]