A Guide to Tokyo’s Many Baseball Teams

Mar 28, 2023 By Michael Stigall

It is hard to describe how popular baseball is in Japan. With the recent win at the World Baseball Classic over the USA, nobody can deny that Japanese baseball is...[ Click to read more ]

Why Visit Suizenji Park in Kumamoto?

Mar 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

One of Kumamoto's most popular tourist spots is Suizenji Park, best known for its gardens. Strolling along the paths, over the two stone bridges, and past the ponds filled with...[ Click to read more ]

Top Hanami Sites Around Tokyo

Feb 27, 2023 By Michael Stigall

Rejoice for the end of winter is nearly here, and one of the best times to be in Japan is almost upon us. I am speaking, of course, of cherry...[ Click to read more ]

Top Hanami Sites in Kumamoto

Feb 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

With spring approaching fast, people's attention starts to Japan's Hanami season. Hanami means "flower viewing," and it's the annual period in Japan, usually around late March and early April when...[ Click to read more ]

Chocolate in Japan

White Day in Japan – Chocolate, Love and Obligation

Feb 23, 2023 By

In Japan, the "Craziness of Valentine's Day" falls mainly on women. In fact, unlike most countries of which I am aware, in Japan, the tradition calls for women to give...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

Feb 22, 2023 By Ray Proper

"Hanami" literally means flower viewing, but it is much more than that to Japan's people. Hanami signals the end of another long winter's chill. Besides simply enjoying the beauty of...[ Click to read more ]

Top Hanami Sites Near Kobe

Feb 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Spring is just around the corner, which means Hanami time is here again for many Japanese residents. Hanami means "flower viewing" in Japanese (from the Japanese for flower - "hana"),...[ Click to read more ]

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Valentine’s Day in Kumamoto

Jan 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Are you looking to spoil someone on Valentine’s Day this year? Although more of a Western tradition, Valentine’s Day is becoming bigger in Japan, especially with the growing expat community...[ Click to read more ]

Yoro No Taki – Yoro Falls in Gifu

Oct 24, 2022 By Ray Proper

Yoro no Taki (Yoro Falls) is a great spot to get outside near Nagoya. Any time of the year is fine, but visiting the area in spring and fall is...[ Click to read more ]

Planning a Trip on the Sagano Romantic Train in Kyoto

Apr 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

It’s common to travel by train in Japan to move within or between cities, but train travel can also be a great way to take in the scenery. The slow-moving...[ Click to read more ]

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