May

Nagoya Agricultural Centre

Apr 16, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

With spring well and truly in full swing, and the weather improving day by day, now is a great time - before the rain and humidity of the summer arrives...[ Click to read more ]

Belgian Beer Weekend Nagoya

Mar 21, 2019 By Ray Proper

The famous Belgian Beer Weekend traditionally takes place the first weekend of September at the beautiful “Grand Place of Brussels."  The Japan versions of this event? Not in September! Belgian...[ Click to read more ]

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Yamathon – Walking Around Tokyo, Saving Lives

Mar 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

The Yamathon is a fundraising challenge where teams of three or four people compete to walk or run through Tokyo visiting all 29 stations of the famous JR Yamanote train...[ Click to read more ]

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Pollen Allergies in Japan

Mar 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

The proportion of people who have problems with allergies in Japan is startlingly high.  People who suffer from allergies will suffer severe reactions from the pollen such as: Nasal congestion...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Sea Life Park Aquarium

Apr 27, 2018 By Admin

Tokyo Sea Life Park  is an aquarium featuring over 600 species of rare marine life from around the world.  The distinctive dome rising over the attraction houses a number of...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe Sports Park

Sports You Can Join in Kobe

Apr 25, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Sport plays a big part in modern Japanese life and expat sports enthusiasts can find plenty of activities to keep them fit and entertained. Kobe is home to some world-class...[ Click to read more ]

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Noh Performance

Experience a Firelit Noh Performance at Nara’s Kofukuji Temple

Apr 24, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Traditional Noh performances might occur at temples across Japan, but Nara’s Kofukuji Temple is the original home of the sacred event, and seeing a performance there is a truly unforgettable...[ Click to read more ]

Gogatsu Byou – The May Malaise

Apr 23, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

It is possible that not all is well in your life at the moment. You may have felt a discord, a disharmony. You may feel down, fed up, disheartened. And...[ Click to read more ]

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Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Gifu and Aichi

Apr 22, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Whether your fish comes from the supermarket or you are a master fisherman who has trawled the seven seas, it is unlikely that you have ever witnessed anything quite like...[ Click to read more ]

Sanja Matsuri, Tokyo’s Wildest Festival

Apr 20, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Tokyo has many festivals, and particularly as we head towards the summer months they will be coming thick and fast. But none are quite so wild as Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa....[ Click to read more ]