September

Tokyo Jazz Festival 2016

Jul 25, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

It may surprise you to know that the Tokyo Jazz scene is one of the biggest (if not brightest) in the world. In fact, with so many cafes, bars and...[ Click to read more ]

TeamLab Event in Hiroshima for the Young and the Young at Heart

Jul 25, 2016 By Jade Brischke

Summer vacation can be a difficult time for parents, especially when their children utter that dreaded phrase, “I’m bored!” Never fear! This summer there is plenty to do in Hiroshima...[ Click to read more ]

Kawagoe Festival and Castle in Saitama

Sep 10, 2014 By

Kawagoe  City lies only 45 minutes from Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture.  The city has a distinctly old flair to it, to the point of feeling antique.  Kawagoe City is also...[ Click to read more ]

10 Things Japanese People do in Autumn

Sep 05, 2013 By Ray Proper

Dig up the old camcorder for Sports day festivals at schools Bring along a book for reading at your favorite outdoor spot as the temperature cools to bearable Picking, roasting, and...[ Click to read more ]

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Autumn’s Treat – Matsutake Mushrooms

Sep 26, 2011 By Ray Proper

Just about everyone has seen these mushrooms in the supermarket; these are not the grown on top of a bottle en masse 100 yen variety, these are THOSE mushrooms that...[ Click to read more ]

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Kanazawa Castle Park in Ishikawa Prefecture

Sep 13, 2011 By Ray Proper

Kanazawa Castle Kanazawa Castle is a large castle in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan that has been lovingly restored. Located adjacent to the celebrated Kenroku-en Garden, which once formed the castle's...[ Click to read more ]