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Sakushima, Aichi’s Art Island

October 17, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Sakushima is a small island in the sparkling Mikawa bay to the east of Nagoya  which, together with Himakajima and Shinojima makes up the Aichi Archipelago. Small it may be, but it is absolutely packed with things to do. Seeing Sakushima Island Sakushima is a delightful little island, and when I say little – with just an area of 173 […]

World Beer Summit in Nagoya

July 31, 2017 by admin

With all that is happening in the world today I think we can all agree that a summit is needed.  A beer summit, perhaps with “beers from around the world + the best music = so happy” as its theme.  If such a thing were possible it seems likely we could sort these issues post haste, […]

Keep c(K)ool and Kampai! Beer Gardens in Hiroshima

July 26, 2017 by Jade Brischke

When rainy season finally ends and the nights are hot and steamy, there is nothing better to do on a summer’s night than to sit outside. If you combine this with the great company of your friends, good food and drinks aplenty, you are guaranteed to make some wonderful summer memories. Luckily, Hiroshima has all […]

Celebrate Bon Odori By the Kobe Seaside

July 25, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Bon Odori festivals are well known as an entertaining and interesting summer events across Japan, and Kobe’s seaside fest is no exception. Bon Odori, or simply Bon dances, are some of the most exciting open-air parties that Japan offers, and they’re fun for all ages! Since the Obon holiday is celebrated traditionally by families returning […]

No One Does Beer Gardens Like Japan

July 24, 2017 by Justin Hanus

It’s summer. It’s hot. And for many that means only one thing – beer gardens. The summertime treat, however, does not have its origins in cold brews quenching parched summer thirsts. Five hundred years ago in Bavaria the brewing of beer was legal only between the feast of St. Michael on September 29 and feast […]

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