The Danjiri Matsuri in Osaka is a Multi-Generational Thrill Show

September 14, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Autumn means the biggest event of the year for the southern Osaka city of Kishiwada – the Danjiri Matsuri. Danjiri are large wooden carts inside which religious tenets declare gods reside. The point of the festival is to honor the gods by having fleets of neighborhood men pull the carts – some of which can […]

Looking for a Good Time in Hiroshima?

September 13, 2017 by Jade Brischke

If you want to have a good time having a drink and some quick and easy food to eat whilst chilling out in relaxed surroundings, head to Good Time.  According to Google maps it’s labelled as a, ‘hotdog restaurant,’ and one man from Chicago, which apparently is the ‘home of famous hotdogs,’ said the ones […]

Daisho-In Temple: the alternative to Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima

September 13, 2017 by Jade Brischke

It may not be as famous as Itsukushima Shrine, but Daisho-In Temple on Miyajima is just as beautiful and to let you in on a secret, it’s actually my favourite. When I go to Miyajima, I bypass Itsukushima (and the crowds!) and head straight for Daisho-In. Unlike shrines, which are Shinto, temples in Japan are […]

Import Stores in Hiroshima: The Solution to Your Cravings

September 13, 2017 by Jade Brischke

There are three kinds of people who come to Japan: the first who continues to eat their Western diet that they’re used to, the second who decides to abandon all Western foods and go totally Japanese and the third type of person who is a bit of both and swings between the two. Whichever type of […]

Tokyo’s Best Burgers

September 13, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Japan is well known for having some of the world’s finest cuisine, and living in the capital means that you have a great opportunity to try some of the best it has to offer. However, sometimes you find yourself jonseing for something that has a little bit more of a taste from home. What better […]

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