New Year Countdown Parties Near Nagoya

November 30, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

New Year is an important time in Japan, but things are celebrated a little differently here then they are badck home. You are no doubt already clued up on Japan’s New Year traditions, its New Year’s foods and the shrines to visit for Hatsumoude in Nagoya. But did you know that there are also New Year […]

Tokyo’s secret midnight runs: Midnight Commuter Express Buses

November 29, 2017 by Jason Gatewood

Camp out in front of any major Tokyo area train station between 10pm and midnight and you’ll catch a glimpse of our “third rush hour” that takes place as commuters make a mad dash to catch the last trains headed out to the suburbs before the railways shut down for the night. As baffling as […]

New Year’s Countdown Tokyo Style 2017

November 29, 2017 by Jason Gatewood

Whoa, can you believe it? Another year is almost on its way out and as always, your ever faithful JIS staff are here to inform you about the places you can wave bye-bye to 2017 and welcome 2018 with open arms! Now as you may or may not know Japan does celebrate New Year’s Day, […]

Super Sento and the art of relaxation in Tokyo

November 29, 2017 by Jason Gatewood

It’s no secret that Japan is one of the most seismically active places on Earth. But this is also a good thing when you take one of the country’s most valuable assets into consideration: the Onsen, which is Japanese for hot spring. You can find hot springs all over Japan, and indeed whole towns have […]

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