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Snow Festivals in 2024

Jan 30, 2024 By Michael Stigall

It been a warm winter so far, but it is finally beginning the drop into the single digits. With that said, the possibility of snow begins to come to mind....[ Click to read more ]

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Plum Viewing in Tokyo – The Top Umemi Spots in 2024

Jan 29, 2024 By Michael Stigall

While the cherry blossom is the flower that tends to dominate the imagination of Japanese botanic appreciation, it is perhaps the plum (ume) blossom that should be the more celebrated....[ Click to read more ]

Ice Skating Rinks in Kanto

Dec 27, 2023 By Michael Stigall

For most of us from colder climates, it is hard to imagine winter without ice skating. Luckily, many in the metropolis share that view, and there is a wide selection...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Illuminations in Tokyo 2023

Nov 30, 2023 By Michael Stigall

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 ]

The Top Parks Around Tokyo

Oct 26, 2023 By Michael Stigall

The metropolis is a great place to live, but the space available isn't always great. Being constantly surrounded by buildings can feel a bit oppressive after a while.  That is...[ Click to read more ]

The Tokyo Fire Museum

Jul 24, 2023 By Michael Stigall

Tokyo’s massive number of people and buildings packed into the smallest area imaginable has always left me with more than a few questions. One of the most prominent questions has...[ Click to read more ]

Beaches around Nagoya

Jun 19, 2023 By Bert Wishart

For many people, nothing says summer like a trip to the beach, and though Aichi isn't necessarily famed for its beaches, there are plenty of lovely places where you and...[ Click to read more ]

Top Five Parks Near Nagoya

Apr 17, 2023 By Ray Proper

A list of the top 100 Japanese city parks was compiled by the Japan Green Parks Institute in 1989, and on that list, you can find five parks in Aichi...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Japanese Gardens

Jan 30, 2023 By Michael Stigall

Let's be honest for a moment: Tokyo is an amazing place, but sometimes all that concrete and urban bustle can get to even the best of us. What does a...[ Click to read more ]

Ferris Wheels of the Tokyo Area

Jan 30, 2023 By Michael Stigall

Ferris wheels aren't the first thing that comes to someone's mind about Japan unless you visit here and notice how many of them seem to exist. Almost every large city...[ Click to read more ]