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Belgian Beer Weekend Nagoya

April 21, 2017 by Ray Proper

The famous Belgian Beer Weekend traditionally takes place in the first weekend of September at the beautiful “Grand Place of Brussels.”  The Japan versions of this event? Not in September! Belgian beer, food and music. Welcome to the best weekend! Belgium is probably the best kept secret in Europe! Although it may be one of the […]

Welcome the Warmer Weather with 6 Natural Escapes in Kobe

March 27, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Situated between the sea and an impressive mountain range, Kobe boasts an array of stunning outdoor escapes located within and just beyond the bustling port city. Kobe might not be as massive an industrial and commercial center as some of its neighboring cities, but that doesn’t stop tourists and locals from flocking to its many […]

Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers – a Great Baseball Rivalry

March 26, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

When the Tokugawa Shogunate finally wrested political control from Osaka and moved the seat of power to Edo in 1615, few could have imagined that four hundred years later animosity and hostilities between the two cities would remain. However each spring, the battle recommences in the form of the perennial contest between the country’s two great […]

Nagoya Baseball – The Chunichi Dragons

March 26, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

When you think of Japanese sports, there is a good chance that a martial art comes to mind. However, if you ask a local what their favorite sport is, you might be in for a surprise.  The largest professional sports competition, in terms of television ratings and spectators, baseball is considered by many to be the Japan’s number one […]

Get More Than Your Fill at Osaka’s International Festival UTAGE

March 23, 2017 by Justin Hanus

If you are going to be known as the capital of something in Japan, there aren’t many better things than to be the “Food Capital of Japan,” a title often bestowed on Osaka. Every four years Osaka has hosted the International Festival UTAGE (Japanese for “feast,”) a sort of foodie Olympics with dishes on offer […]