Clam Gathering at Nishikinohama Beach Park

March 24, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Although this park is most famous for sea bathing and various water sport activities from July to August each year, during the off-season there are still quite a few unique activities to take part in. Digging for clams along the shore is one such activity, and it is possible every year in the spring from […]

Get More Than Your Fill at Osaka’s International Festival UTAGE

March 23, 2017 by Justin Hanus

If you are going to be known as the capital of something in Japan, there aren’t many better things than to be the “Food Capital of Japan,” a title often bestowed on Osaka. Every four years Osaka has hosted the International Festival UTAGE (Japanese for “feast,”) a sort of foodie Olympics with dishes on offer […]

Top 5 Beer Gardens Across Japan

March 23, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Springtime in Japan provides temperatures, sights, and events that make it nearly impossible to spend your days indoors. However, even after a day in the warm sunshine, there are still many reasons why you don’t need to retreat back indoors for the evening quite yet. One of the most popular ways to enjoy your spring […]

English Speaking Yoga Studios in Osaka

February 21, 2017 by Justin Hanus

If you’ve been in Osaka for some time, you’re probably familiar with the many different gyms and fitness centers scattered throughout the city. For anyone looking for a place to work out, the most approachable options are likely the brightly lit, cardio machine-filled gyms that tend to take over entire floors of office buildings. However, […]

The Wheels Are Turning at Cycle Mode Ride Osaka

February 21, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Japan largely missed out on the first bicycle boom of the 1880s and 1890s but when the bicycle became hot again in the 1960s and 1970s – mostly for recreational and fitness desires – the country was not about to be left on the side of the road. Japan zoomed past the United Kingdom to […]

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