Beerfes Tokyo – The Great Japan Beer Festival

May 11, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

When I first arrived in Japan, I was somewhat disappointed by my perception of limited decent beer selections. It seemed that no matter where I went I could find nothing more on draft than the near identical brews of the ‘big 3’: Sapporo, Kirin and Asahi. While these can be refreshing and are fine for cooling you […]

Be Enchanted by a Historical Firelit Noh Performance at Nara’s Kofukuji Temple this May

April 24, 2016 by Justin Hanus

Traditional Noh performances might occur at temples across Japan, but Nara’s Kofukuji Temple is the original home of the sacred event, and seeing a performance there is a truly unforgettable experience. Noh, which is derived from a Japanese word meaning “talent,” is a coveted musical drama performance that began in the 14th century and has […]

Hiroshima Flower Festival

April 11, 2016 by admin

If you are looking for something to do in Hiroshima over Golden Week, why  not drop in on the Hiroshima Flower Festival?  Every year Hiroshima’s Peace Boulevard is closed to traffic and for the duration of the festival is used for parades, dancing, music and food stalls to entertain nearly two million attendees. Hiroshima Flower Festival began in 1977, and has grown […]

Thai Festival in Tokyo

April 10, 2016 by admin

The annual Thai Festival in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park is a great place to find excellent Thai food, as well as enjoy a diverse stage schedule including martial arts demonstrations, musicians, dancers, and artists.   The festival’s main selling point is Thai food and drink, in copious quantities, prepared by virtually every Thai food restaurant in Tokyo, […]

Yamathon – Walking Around Tokyo, Saving Lives

April 9, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

The Yamathon is a fundraising challenge where teams of three or four people compete to walk or run through Tokyo visiting all 29 stations of the famous JR Yamanote train line in under 12 hours. They say that charity begins at home, and if your home is in or around Tokyo, then the Tokyo Yamathon […]

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