October

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Kobe

Oct 29, 2018 By Admin

Viewing the changing colors of fall leaves or foliage, called koyo in Japanese, is autumn's answer to spring's more famous cherry blossom viewing; a traditional opportunity to get outdoors to live in the moment of the...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Tokyo

Oct 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

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

Mailing Christmas Gifts Home from Japan

Oct 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

The first of November in Japan is marked by a noticeable drop in temperature and the sudden appearance of decorations and music in public spaces with Christmas themes. In our...[ Click to read more ]

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Koyo, or Fall Colors in Nagoya

Oct 21, 2018 By Ray Proper

The Japanese are very conscience 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 ]

Japanese Horror Movies to Terrify You this Halloween

Sep 27, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Halloween is becoming an increasingly popular event in Japan with parties popping up all over the country and thousands of kids filling the streets in their spookiest getup.  For me,...[ Click to read more ]

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Saijo Sake Festival in Higashi Hiroshima

Sep 27, 2018 By Matt Mangham

In early October of every year, Hiroshima Prefecture’s Saijo town (part of Higashi-Hiroshima) lets its hair down for a massive, two-day block party. One of Japan’s three premier sake-brewing locales,...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Oktoberfest 2018

Sep 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Japan loves beer. So it's no surprise there's an Oktoberfest festival happening somewhere at any point in the year. But what...[ Click to read more ]

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Seki Cutlery Festival in Gifu

Sep 26, 2018 By Ray Proper

Seki is a small city in the center of Japan, located in the northern Mino region of Gifu Prefecture.  Seki is famous for the production of blades;  first samurai swords...[ Click to read more ]

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Family Friendly Halloween Activities in Tokyo

Sep 11, 2018 By Ray Proper

Once upon a time in Tokyo, celebrating Halloween meant dressing up in a costume and riding the Yamanote Line around the center of town drinking heavily and being unruly. Other than...[ Click to read more ]

Find Your Halloween Costume in Tokyo

Sep 10, 2018 By Ray Proper

Halloween is rapidly approaching so get your costume soon because  leaving your costume to the last minute and dressing as "an axe murderer, because they look just like you and me" isn't as clever...[ Click to read more ]