Fuji Rock and the summer’s best music festivals 2017

June 26, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

The summer is here and for some people that means getting together with friends, family, and complete strangers, standing in a field and watching some of your favorite bands play live. Yes, summer means music festival season and in Japan we have one of the world’s best. We are talking about Fuji Rock Festival. What is Fuji […]

Tomonoura: The Seaside Village of Wolverine and Miyazaki… and Medicinal Sake

June 26, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Summer has officially arrived and the beach and all things cool and refreshing are the flavours of the month. The days are long and the blue skies and sunshine combine to create the perfect conditions for a trip to the seaside. Nowhere is more perfect or picturesque than the sleepy little fishing village of Tomonoura. Not […]

Fruits of Your Labour: Fruit Picking in Hiroshima

June 26, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Summer is here and the weather is perfect for eating fresh fruit and fruit-related products. Sure, you can go to a restaurant and eat away to your heart’s content, but why try fruit picking instead?  Fruit picking is an extremely popular social activity for Japanese people and something young women in particular often do together. […]

Rabbit Island: A Hop, Skip and a Jump from Hiroshima

June 19, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Chances are you aren’t familiar with the name Okunoshima, but if someone mentions its nickname, you’re almost certain to know where they’re talking about. Yes, the place I’m talking about is Rabbit Island, so named for the hordes of rabbits that run wild and are the main attraction for this popular tourist destination. Rabbit Island […]