Learn About Tokyo’s Yesteryear At Taito Shitamachi Museum

March 27, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Sooner or later as you become acclimated to this place, you’ll start learning about the different eras of Japan. For example as of March 2018, we are living in the Heisei Era, as defined by the sitting emperor. It’s how the year is officially calculated, and loosely defines a generation’s identity. The era preceding this […]

Celebrating the Japanese Culture of Wood at the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum in Kobe

October 27, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Around the world traditional Japanese carpentry and craftsmanship is revered for its precision and quality. In 1984 the Takenaka Corporation, one of the nation’s largest engineering and construction firms, decided to preserve and illuminate those fabled building techniques by establishing the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum in Kobe. Takenaka had the bonafides for such a project. […]

Japan’s Coffee Culture is Super Caffeinated – UCC Coffee Museum in Kobe

September 14, 2017 by Justin Hanus

The image of Japan around the world is that of a country where the main beverages are green tea and sake. It can thus be a surprise to see the large number of coffee shops in Japanese cities. Hot and cold coffee in cans can also be grabbed from many of the nation’s ubiquitous vending […]

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park Nagoya

November 25, 2013 by Ray Proper

The SCMaglev and Railway Park is a railway and train museum owned by the  Central Japan Railway Company in Nagoya, Japan.  The museum is a new edition to the list of things to do in Nagoya, having opened in March of 2011. The museum features nearly 40 full-size railway vehicles, in addition to a single […]

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