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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 […]

Things to do in Tokyo For Golden Week 2018

March 21, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Golden week is the longest public holiday period in Japan, and many residents make a trip abroad, or to a tourist area like Kyoto over the break.  Trains and airports can be crowded, and the traffic into any area worth a visit is going to be heavy at best, standstill at worst.  Need a hotel? […]

What is Golden Week?

March 21, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Japan is a nation that famously takes their working week very seriously. Hours are often long and hard and, as paid vacation is relatively limited when compared to many western countries, the decision to take time off is not taken lightly. This goes a long way to explain why Golden Week is so fervently celebrated in Japan. […]

Chubu Walkathon and International Charity Festival

March 15, 2018 by Ray Proper

The Chubu Walkathon is back!  This exciting event raises money for charity, and offers a great family friendly day in the park for adults and children alike. The Walkathon is not just a walking course.  This fun and memorable family event offers great food, live music and stage shows, a children’s activity zone, and a raffle with […]

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