Japan: Where the Streets Have No Name

March 25, 2017 by Justin Hanus

When Bono was writing “Where the Streets Have No Names” for U2 he was speaking metaphorically about social injustice on the streets of Northern Ireland. But there is a place where most of the streets do not have names and there is nothing metaphorical about it. It may just be common sense. That place is […]

Clam Gathering at Nishikinohama Beach Park

March 24, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Although this park is most famous for sea bathing and various water sport activities from July to August each year, during the off-season there are still quite a few unique activities to take part in. Digging for clams along the shore is one such activity, and it is possible every year in the spring from […]

Family Fun at Moricoro Park

March 24, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

When one thinks of Nagoya’s parks there is a good chance that either Tsuruma Koen in Showa-ku or Meijo Koen in Kita-ku spring to mind, and there is a good chance that you haven’t even heard of Moricoro Park. And that’s a real shame, because there is loads to see and do, particularly if you have […]

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 […]

Top 5 Beer Gardens Across Japan

March 23, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Springtime in Japan provides temperatures, sights, and events that make it nearly impossible to spend your days indoors. However, even after a day in the warm sunshine, there are still many reasons why you don’t need to retreat back indoors for the evening quite yet. One of the most popular ways to enjoy your spring […]

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