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Vegan Food in Kobe

Dec 17, 2018 By Justin Hanus

With the new year comes new year’s resolutions. Whether your goal is to become vegan (or vegetarian) or you’re looking to reduce meat in your diet, you’ll need to find...[ Click to read more ]

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Hatsumode in Kobe – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Nov 22, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Japan has only been doing New Year’s celebrations since 1873, when the country adopted the Gregorian calendar of the West. Traditionally the Japanese New Year was based on the Chinese...[ Click to read more ]

Baked Cheesecake

Best Places for Cheesecake in Kobe

Nov 19, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is most famous for its beef, but it’s second most famous for its desserts. The top dessert of all is cheesecake. Kobe cheesecake is unlike anything you’ve tried before;...[ Click to read more ]

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Visiting Kobe Oji Zoo

Nov 19, 2018 By Justin Hanus

There are three large zoos in the Kansai area alone. However, Oji Zoo in Kobe is the only place where you can see both pandas and koalas. Oji Zoo lies...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper & Lights in Kobe

Nov 19, 2018 By Justin Hanus

With Christmas fast approaching, thoughts turn to presents and brightening up the home with a few decorations. If you haven't already got your shopping for the season planned out, here...[ Click to read more ]

Christmas Dining in Kobe 2018

Nov 19, 2018 By Justin Hanus

With Christmas fast approaching, one thing sure to be on everyone's mind is the good old Christmas dining experience. Kobe has a few restaurants that cater for its growing expat...[ Click to read more ]

Local Music in Kansai

Nov 19, 2018 By Justin Hanus

If you relocate to the Kansai region and are interested in live music, you'll be pleased to hear that there is a vibrant music scene spanning many genres. Japan has...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Christmas Trees in Kobe 2018

Nov 18, 2018 By Admin

If you are in the market for a Christmas Tree to liven up your holiday season you with trim and presents, you are in luck. Stocks are very limited so, don't delay! ...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Dining in Kansai

Oct 15, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Although Japan has its own Thanksgiving Day in November, the holiday isn't celebrated in quite the same style as in North America. However, with a growing American expat community in...[ Click to read more ]

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

Unusual Attractions in Kansai

Oct 15, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Kansai has plenty of attractions that draw millions of tourists in each year, but perhaps you're looking for something a little less obvious than the many castles, temples, and parks...[ Click to read more ]