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Chocolate in Japan

White Day in Japan – Chocolate, Love and Obligation

Feb 23, 2023 By

In Japan, the "Craziness of Valentine's Day" falls mainly on women. In fact, unlike most countries of which I am aware, in Japan, the tradition calls for women to give...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo’s Romantic Valentine Spots

Jan 30, 2023 By Michael Stigall

Valentine’s Day always sneaks up on me. Between recovering from Christmas and New Year's and dealing with some seriously cold Tokyo weather, it’s easy to forget that Valentine’s Day is...[ Click to read more ]

Valentine’s Day in Hiroshima

Jan 30, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Valentine's Day is a big deal worldwide, including in Japan. To understand why you need to understand how the holiday came to be. The Origins of Valentine's Day Although the...[ Click to read more ]

Chocolate in Japan

Valentine’s Day in Kobe

Jan 22, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Valentine’s Day is an essential holiday throughout Japan, but it’s extra significant in Kobe. Here, a chocolate shop advertised Valentine’s Day chocolates for the first time in Japan back in...[ Click to read more ]

Where to Spend Valentine’s Day in Nagoya

Jan 21, 2023 By Bert Wishart

In his 1977 classic one-hit wonder, John Paul Young sang the immortal lines "Love is in the air, everywhere I look around."  There is a good chance that he wasn't...[ Click to read more ]

Valentine’s Day in Kumamoto

Jan 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Are you looking to spoil someone on Valentine’s Day this year? Although more of a Western tradition, Valentine’s Day is becoming bigger in Japan, especially with the growing expat community...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Illumination in Tokyo

Dec 26, 2022 By Michael Stigall

Christmas time in Tokyo can be a bit surreal. On the one hand, there are Christmas markets, gigantic sales, innumerable shopping centers, and more decorations than you would expect, but...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Illumination in Nagoya 2022

Nov 23, 2022 By Ray Proper

Christmas Day in Japan is just another working day, for the most part. The most exciting facet of the Christmas and holiday season in Japan is that all traces of...[ Click to read more ]

Top Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Kansai

Jan 27, 2022 By Justin Hanus

You're in luck if you are in Kansai over Valentine's Day. The region may not be known for being among the most romantic destinations globally, but there are definitely some...[ Click to read more ]

Valentines Day and White Day in Japan

Jan 22, 2022 By Ray Proper

Valentine's Day in Japan - February 14th The "Craziness of Valentine's Day" falls mainly on women in Japan. Unlike most countries of which I am aware, here the tradition calls...[ Click to read more ]