Island Hopping on the Seto Inland Sea near Hiroshima

March 26, 2018 by Matt Mangham

If you find yourself in Hiroshima or the surrounding area for any length of time, you really should set aside a day or two to explore the Seto Inland Sea. It’s not uncommon for people to live in the city for years, within sight of the Inland Sea and its islands, and never do more […]

Hiroshima’s Onomichi Minato Festival

March 26, 2018 by Matt Mangham

Onomichi has long been one of my own family’s favorite day-trip destinations in Hiroshima prefecture. Time after time, this little port city continues to charm, from the slightly down-at-heel shopping arcade stretching along much of the waterfront to the wonderful maze of narrow passages that wind up and down the hill above the port. Famous […]

Flower Parks of the Sera District of Hiroshima

March 26, 2018 by Matt Mangham

For many people, spring really only means flowers, and plenty of them. Some of us can get all we need from a lazy afternoon or two under the cherry blossoms. But if that has only whetted your appetite for spring color after the long, bleak winter, then Hiroshima Prefecture’s Sera district has you covered. For […]

Grocery Delivery Services In Tokyo

March 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

When I moved to into Tokyo proper last year, I made sure to position myself in between two 24 hour grocery stores so even if I’ve run out of sugar at 3am, I can take care of it. That extremely rare condition notwithstanding, the bigger reason is because I tend to wind up trudging home […]

Bikesharing In Tokyo

March 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

It’s been almost eight years since the concept of bikesharing hit Japan’s shores in the Minato-Mirai and Kannai districts of Yokohama, but even though you can find some 87 different bikeshare organizations and companies operating in the country, most people here have no idea it exists; quite odd in a nation that spends a lot […]

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