November

Kobe Luminarie

Winter Illumination in Kansai 2020

Nov 19, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Don’t let the cold stop you from heading outside as there are beautiful displays of holiday lights throughout the Kansai region. Get out of the house and away from your...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Kobe

Oct 20, 2020 By Admin

Visitors flock to Japan in the spring to see the cherry blossoms, but there’s an event that’s just as impressive in the fall: the changing colors of the leaves. Called...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving in Kansai

Oct 18, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Thanksgiving is one of the most important annual celebrations in the USA. In recent years, partly due to the growing number of American expats in the country, it has been...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo fall Colors Kinuta Park

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Tokyo

Oct 16, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

One great thing about Japan is that all four seasons' splendor can be appreciated wherever you live. And this heightened awareness of seasonal beauty is complemented nicely by Japan's plentiful...[ Click to read more ]

Korankei Gorge Fall Colors

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Nagoya

Oct 14, 2020 By Ray Proper

The Japanese are very conscious of the seasons changing around them, often celebrating little, or not so little, milestones between each to mark the transitions between their much-touted "4 distinct...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Dining in Nagoya 2020

Oct 13, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

With Thanksgiving being very much a North American holiday, we aren't really within our rights to expect Nagoya to celebrate the third Thursday of November in quite the same way...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Dinner Turkey Drumstick Leg

Talking Turkey – Thanksgiving Dinner in Tokyo 2020

Oct 12, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Let's face it: Thanksgiving is purely a North American holiday, meaning we shouldn't expect much fanfare here in Tokyo on the third Thursday of November. In most parts of Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

Diamond Magic – Witness The Diamond Fuji Phenomenon

Dec 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Diamond Fuji is a twice annually occurring phenomenon during which the sunrise and sunset align perfectly with Mount Fuji’s summit, looking for all the world like a bright shining jewel...[ Click to read more ]

Color Bathing at Sandan-kyo in Hiroshima

Oct 31, 2019 By Hugh Cann

photo by Netanya Fink Come Autumn (or Fall, if you’re from the USA or in the unlikely event that you’re from pre-industrial revolution England), the colours of the leaves change...[ Click to read more ]

Sweets Marathon

Get a Sugar Rush at the Aichi Sweets Marathon

Oct 29, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Are you too keen on candy to run a marathon? Do you need sugary enticement to get you to that finishing line? Then the Aichi Sweets Marathon in Moricoro Park...[ Click to read more ]

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