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 […]

Miyako Odori – Geisha Dancing in Kyoto

March 26, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

The geisha is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols of Japan, an icon that conjures up images of beauty, grace and a time of pre-industrial Japanese tradition. Perhaps the most famous geisha are the geiko of Kyoto (geisha translates as “person of the arts”, yet the geisha of Kyoto prefer the name geiko, “arts child”). Centralized […]

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