New Attractions on Kyushu Island

Apr 26, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Across Kyushu, several new attractions have opened in the past few years. Whether you’re visiting Kumamoto, Kitakyushu, or Fukuoka, there’s plenty to see and do. 1. Kumamoto Castle Reconstruction The...[ Click to read more ]

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What to Expect from the Reopened Kansai International Airport

Mar 25, 2024 By Justin Hanus

After closing for renovations in 2021, the international terminal of Kansai International Airport reopened in December 2022. This was its first major renovation since it opened in 1994. A variety...[ Click to read more ]

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Food Only Available in Hiroshima

Jan 29, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Although some dishes are common throughout the country, different regions in Japan also have their own specialties that may be difficult — or even impossible — to find elsewhere. Hiroshima...[ Click to read more ]

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Public Transport in Kobe

Oct 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

One of the three main cities in the Kansai region, Kobe has good transport links that can get you around the city, the outskirts and further afield. Between 2-3 hours...[ Click to read more ]

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Seeing Seto, a Four-Day Tour Around the Seto Island Sea

Jun 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

Recently, when enjoying a couple of leisurely afternoon pints in The Hub, my wife Mai and I chatted with an Aussie lad in Japan on his 'trip of a lifetime.'...[ Click to read more ]

Get on Your Bike – Cycling in Japan

May 31, 2022 By Bert Wishart

From May to September, the world's best cyclists will be putting themselves to the test, competing for the maglia rosa, the malliot jaune and malliot roja in Italy, France and...[ Click to read more ]

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Mt. Fuji and Shinkansen

The Best Train Passes in Japan (For Residents)

Feb 28, 2022 By Michael Stigall

Many people know of the exceptional value of a Japan Rail Pass, which allows tourists to ride the train systems in Japan for a set period without paying individual ticket...[ Click to read more ]

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