Weekend Activities

Kawagoe Hikawa Festival

Sep 25, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Taking place annually on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of October, the Kawagoe Festival is the pride of the City of Kawagoe every year and has over 360 years of...[ Click to read more ]

The Nagoya Festival

Sep 05, 2019 By Ray Proper

The Nagoya Festival is held annually on the third Saturday and Sunday of October.  The main attraction is a parade, lead by Nagoya’s 3 most famous historical figures and feudal...[ Click to read more ]

Fuji Safari Park Lion

Mt. Fuji Is Not Just A Mountain To Be Climbed!!

Jul 09, 2019 By Admin

Having climbed Mt. Fuji 3 times, I can understand many wanting to get out of anything to do with Mt. Fuji! “Want to go to Mt Fuji?” “Not, if you...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour – Sendai: What to see & do

Nov 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

For a city its size (just over one million people, which is considered small by Japan standards), Sendai has a storied past, steeped in nature, and has a vibrant lifestyle...[ Click to read more ]

Santa and Friends Nagoya -Caring for Nagoya’s Orphans

Nov 25, 2018 By Ray Proper

[spacer height="10px"] Santa and Friends Nagoya has been caring for Nagoya's orphans, and providing an opportunity for people to participate in volunteer activities and make friends in Nagoya for 9...[ Click to read more ]

Shinkansen

Get the Seishun 18 Kippu and See Japan on the Cheap!

Oct 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

If there is one thing that Japan does well it is train travel. While the locals take it for granted that trains will be clean, safe and punctual, many of...[ Click to read more ]

KidZania Tokyo – Your Kids’ Working Holiday

Oct 13, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you spend hours playing doctors and nurses? Did you imitate your school teachers? Did you pretend to be a...[ Click to read more ]

An Art Museum for the Digital Age: Mori Building Digital Art Museum

Aug 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

When most people think of art and Japan in the same vein, images on the order of Hokusai’s Great Wave of Kanagawa spring to mind. You could tour the traditional...[ Click to read more ]

Things to do in Tokyo during Rainy Season

May 29, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

We’ve braved yet another cold winter, sat out under the pink trees during hanami season, and seen it warm up steadily with our minds starting to look towards the barbecues,...[ Click to read more ]

Plum Blossom Viewing in Nagoya – Top 5 Umemi Spots!

Jan 27, 2017 By

Ume, is not just half of an "umeshu,"  a Japanese liqueur made from unripe and green ume fruits, it is actually a quite lovely tree.  "Prunus mume" is tree species...[ Click to read more ]