Cinco de Mayo Festival and Mexican Restaurants of Tokyo

April 26, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Cinco de Mayo, while originally a commemoration of an unlikely victory for the Mexican Army against the then powerful French in 1862, has in the US become something of a large celebration for all things Mexico. As these things tend to go, Japan has taken the American interpretation of the holiday, and this year will see the […]

Nagoya Sake Brewery Festival 2017 and Sake Tasting

April 25, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Were you to take the evidence offered up by Japanese TV, you might be fooled into believing that the Japanese drink of choice was either humdrum lager or cans of whiskey highball. But you would be wrong. There is no doubt that the national drink of Japan is sake, or to give it its proper title, […]

Art Exhibitions to See in Nagoya – May 2017

April 25, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

While not usually considered a cultural heartland of art, like Tokyo, there are actually plenty of great exhibitions to see in the city. Below is our pick of the bunch for this May. Utagawa Hirose – Fifty-Three Stations of the Tôkaidô For anyone who has done a bit of traveling around Japan, or is perhaps planning to […]

Rain, Rain Go Away: Surviving Hiroshima’s Rainy Season

April 24, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Rainy season is coming! For those of you new to Japan and especially those who are unfamiliar with this kind of weather… let’s just say it will be an experience. Rainy season or tsuyu is the part of summer that no one likes or appreciates, unless of course you’re a rice farmer or sake producer […]

Biru Stand Shigetomi: Hiroshima’s Standing Beer Bar

April 24, 2017 by Jade Brischke

The lack of space in Japan has resulted in the need to utilise every square metre possible and thus, to ensure it is put to good use. Combine this with the Japanese people’s love of drinking, particularly beer and you have yourself the standing bar. Best of all, you don’t have to go to Tokyo […]

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