English Speaking Yoga Studios in Osaka

February 21, 2017 by Justin Hanus

If you’ve been in Osaka for some time, you’re probably familiar with the many different gyms and fitness centers scattered throughout the city. For anyone looking for a place to work out, the most approachable options are likely the brightly lit, cardio machine-filled gyms that tend to take over entire floors of office buildings. However, […]

So Why Isn’t It the Japanese Fortune Cookie?

February 21, 2017 by Justin Hanus

The Chinese fortune cookie is one odd little pastry. Start with the fact that it is not a thing in China; that the Chinese do not serve fortune cookies after meals. Most of the three billion fortune cookies broken up each year are consumed in Chinese restaurants in the United States. Then throw into the fortune […]

Top 5 Irish Pubs in Tokyo

February 21, 2017 by Justin Hanus

If you’re looking for some fun and festive ways to get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day this March, Tokyo’s got you covered! Don’t want to wait until the 17th to celebrate? Why not check out one of these Irish Pubs, where it can be St. Patrick’s Day all year long! We’ve rounded up […]

The Wheels Are Turning at Cycle Mode Ride Osaka

February 21, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Japan largely missed out on the first bicycle boom of the 1880s and 1890s but when the bicycle became hot again in the 1960s and 1970s – mostly for recreational and fitness desires – the country was not about to be left on the side of the road. Japan zoomed past the United Kingdom to […]

Catch a Sumo Match During the 2017 Grand Sumo Tournament Osaka

February 21, 2017 by Justin Hanus

There are a number of iconic images that surface when people think of Japan, and the unique sport of sumo wrestling is undoubtedly one of them. The tradition is over 1,000 years old, and though some of the rituals have been adapted in modern days, much of the ritual and technique remains the same. In […]

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