Magome to Tsumago: Walking the Nakasendo Way

June 29, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

During the Edo era the Tokkaido and the Nakasendo roads were the two main routes that connected the new capital of Edo (now Tokyo) and the old Capital of Kyoto, with the latter, as the name suggests, passing through the mountainous centre of Japan and the former following the coast. While there are today more […]

English Language Yoga Classes in Tokyo

June 29, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

With its combination of strength, stamina and flexibility, there are very few forms of exercise that gets your body into peak physical fitness like yoga. Having originated in India, the discipline has spread throughout the world and it continues to grow in popularity, with one 2016 study showing that 20.4 million Americans practice it, up […]

The Orix Buffaloes – It’s Baseball, Japanese Style

June 28, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Baseball is considered the biggest spectator sport in Japan but if you find yourself at a Nippon Professional Baseball league game do not expect to merely sit and watch. In most of the Japanese professional sports there are “performance” sections where at the very least you will be expected to sport the correct team’s colors […]

There Is No Other Place in the World Like Tottori’s Sand Museum

June 28, 2017 by Justin Hanus

At Japan’s one-of-a-kind Sand Museum, the art has as much in common with the sand sculptures built at the beach with a plastic bucket as the works of the great masters do with children’s finger paintings. The Sand Museum is located in Tottori across the peninsula from Kobe, known for its 16 kilometres of dunes […]

Suma Aqualife Park: A Full Day of Fun at Suma Beach in Kobe

June 28, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Kobe is a city built on the water and Suma Seaside Park is the people’s link to the sea. Suma Beach stretches for two kilometres and offers white sand framed by pine trees; it is a fixture on the annual list of the country’s best beaches. Summer means sunbathing and swimming in July and August […]