Top 5 Spring Hiking Destinations in Japan

March 23, 2017 by Justin Hanus

With 73% of Japan’s land mass being mountains, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts certainly have their pick of gorgeous terrain to explore throughout the country. Of course there are some popular highlights that should remain repeat offenders on your Japan bucket list, like Mount Fuji. But if you’re interested in some seasonally-specific hikes that are sure […]

No More Mamachari! Where to get Good Bikes in Tokyo

March 23, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Tokyo is such a marvelous city to explore, which is why it is a shame that we spend so much time on trains and subways being ferried from one place to another, never really getting to understand the lay of the land. The best way to really understand the city is by bicycle, but so many […]

Legoland Japan in Nagoya

March 21, 2017 by admin

Nagoya welcomes LEGOLAND® Japan!  Legoland  is a theme park tailored to families with young children (aged 2 through 12)  Attractions include a number of rides and roller coasters, but great emphasis is placed on suitability for younger children; meaning they tend towards tepid rather than towards the extremes sought by other parks. Legoland is fun for the whole […]

Sightseeing Loop Bus or the Maple Bus in Hiroshima!

March 21, 2017 by Jade Brischke

If you want a leisurely tour of Hiroshima, but don’t feel much like stretching the legs and prefer to let someone else drive you around, then the Hiroshima Sightseeing Loop Bus or the Hiroshima ‘meipuru-pu,’ is just what you’re looking for. There are three routes available: the orange, green and blue. The three cover 11 of the […]

World Bonsai Convention 2017

March 17, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

The first World Bonsai convention was held back in 1989 in Saitama, a city considered to be the home of Japanese bonsai. In the intervening duration it has been held every four years in various countries around the world,  from the U.S. to Germany to South Korea, so as to contribute to the expansion of bonsai culture […]

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