June

Mt Misen – A Pilgrimage Hike in Hiroshima

Jul 31, 2020 By Hugh Cann

As mentioned in earlier posts, there are more hiking experiences in Hiroshima than one might immediately expect. One of the more rigorous and interesting is the Mt Misen hike on...[ Click to read more ]

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Cycling Etajima in Hiroshima’s Seto Inland Sea

Jul 31, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Hiroshima faces on to the Seto Inland Sea dotted with islands. The Japanese Aegean? Not quite, but hey, it’s fine to wax romantic. Of course, the title is not literal....[ Click to read more ]

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Golfing in and Around Nagoya

Jul 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Though Mark Twain once remarked of golf that it was 'a good walk spoiled,' it seems that the witticism didn't quite make it out to Japan where golfing is a...[ Click to read more ]

Umeshu: A Tangy Plum Liquor and Japanese Tradition

Jun 29, 2020 By Hugh Cann

If you live in Japan, you have almost certainly tried, or at least seen, "ume." These hard, reddish, berry-like and squishy looking pale prune-like plums on a plate, or seen...[ Click to read more ]

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Cold Noodles in Hiroshima

Jun 29, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Cold noodles are just what the doctor ordered in the sweltering Japanese Summer! Noodles are an essential staple of Japanese cuisine, eaten by people of all ages in every part of...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Summer Yukata in Tokyo

Jun 20, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

  If you have ever been to a summer fireworks festival around Tokyo you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress and wondered what was going on. Well, summer festivals are...[ Click to read more ]

Places to Fly a Kite in Kobe

Jun 17, 2020 By Justin Hanus

There are few more pleasant ways to spend a breezy summer afternoon than heading to a nice open space and flying a kite. Although not well known, Japan has its...[ Click to read more ]

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Test Your Air Conditioner Before Summer Comes

May 25, 2020 By Admin

We recommend you test run your air conditioner at this time of the year. Manufacturers get busy with inquiries and repair requests when summer comes, and it could take a...[ Click to read more ]

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Great Summer Walks in Kansai

May 22, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Kansai is famed not just for its bustling cities such as Kyoto and Osaka but also for its many mountains, parks, and trails that offer a great walking day out....[ Click to read more ]

Things to do in Tokyo during Rainy Season

Apr 26, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

We’ve braved yet another cold winter, sat out under the pink trees during hanami season, and seen it warm up steadily with our minds starting to look towards the barbecues,...[ Click to read more ]