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Day Trips From Tokyo – Kamakura, the Kyoto of the East

April 17, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

When tourist destinations claim to ‘have it all’, you can generally presume that this is short hand for ‘there are a few things that are okay, but nothing of particular great note’. However, when it comes to Kamakura, a city with abundant nature, fantastic food, sports and an illustrious historical heritage, it is hard to deny that claim. […]

Top 5 Spring Hiking Destinations in Japan

March 23, 2017 by Justin Hanus

With 73% of Japan’s land mass being mountains, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts certainly have their pick of gorgeous terrain to explore throughout the country. Of course there are some popular highlights that should remain repeat offenders on your Japan bucket list, like Mount Fuji. But if you’re interested in some seasonally-specific hikes that are sure […]

Celebrating the New Year in Yokohama’s Chinatown 2015

January 9, 2015 by Mark Guthrie

Although Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1873, celebration of the Chinese year is still an  important cultural event. This year (2015) the Chinese New Year falls on the 19th of February, and it will be celebrated with particular fervor in Yokohama’s famous Chinatown. Yokohama Chūkagai has a 150-year history, stretching back to the Meiji […]

Dr. Okada Clinic Kanagawa, Yokohama

October 3, 2014 by Mark Guthrie

Dr. Okada Clinic – 岡田クリニック Branch of Medicine: Ear, nose and throat Telephone:  045-621-9881 Address:  1F, 12-22 Honmokuwada, Naka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 231-0827 Website: https://medical.yahoo.co.jp/hospital/10d6c222e766fdd5a74bc96339c18ccffb0ef3b9/ (Third party website) Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays – 9:30-12:30, 15:00-18:00 Saturdays – 9:30-12:30 Closed Thursdays, Sundays and public holidays Notes: – Languages spoken: The doctor speaks English and Italy, though […]

Kobayashi International Clinic Kanagawa, Yokohama

September 28, 2014 by Mark Guthrie

Kobayashi International Clinic – 小林国際クリニック Branch of Medicine: General, internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery Telephone:  046-263-1380 Address: 3-5-6-110 Nishitsuruma, Yamato-shi, Kanagawa-ken 242-0005  Website: www.5884-international-clinic.com Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9:15-12:00, 14:00-17:00; Saturdays – 9:15-13:00; Closed Wednesdays, Sundays and public holidays Notes: – Languages spoken: English, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese (Saturday, once a month, date posted […]

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