Outdoor Trip Ideas for the Adventurous in Hiroshima

Sep 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Hiroshima is an ideal destination for anyone who loves adventurous sports and the great outdoors. There are a variety of activities to try, whether you’re looking for a way to...[ Click to read more ]

Great Walks in Hiroshima

Aug 31, 2022 By Justin Hanus

With many accessible mountains and gorges and the Seto Inland Sea as a stunning backdrop, Hiroshima prefecture offers excellent walking routes suitable for all abilities, from those who want a...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]

Where to Jog In Tokyo

Jul 25, 2022 By Michael Stigall

Summer in Japan is hot and humid, but it is also a great time to get in shape. There are plenty of ways you can do this. You could head...[ Click to read more ]

Summer Swimming in Hiroshima

Jun 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

With summer upon us, one of the most refreshing ways to fight off the humidity of Hiroshima is to cool off with a swim outdoors. There are numerous places to...[ Click to read more ]

Water Sports in Kumamoto

Jun 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

With a fine selection of beaches, rivers, lakes, gorges, and leisure centers, Kumamoto has many water sports to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a simple swim, a relaxing paddle,...[ Click to read more ]

Summerland Tokyo

Diving into the Many Pools of Tokyo

Jun 28, 2022 By Michael Stigall

As you may have already noticed, summers in Tokyo can be pretty sweltering. The heat brings with it many questions, such as how to deal with hot and sticky public...[ Click to read more ]

Shinagawa Aquarium

Beat the Heat at Tokyo’s Aquariums

Jun 28, 2022 By Michael Stigall

Now that the rainy season or “tsuyu”  is nearly behind us, we can finally look forward to Summer. Perhaps, looking forward isn’t the most accurate expression as Tokyo Summers tend...[ Click to read more ]

Eating Unagi in Nagoya: Hitsumabushi

Jun 26, 2022 By Ray Proper

July 23 is Unagi no hi, or Unagi day! Unagi, or barbecued freshwater eel, is readily available all over Japan. Besides sushi, this is probably my favorite Japanese food. It...[ Click to read more ]

Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya City

May 30, 2022 By Ray Proper

Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya was an old favorite of mine when I lived in Konan City. I am not sure if the whole complex counts as being part...[ Click to read more ]