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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Things to do in Tokyo For Golden Week 2017

March 1, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Golden week is the longest public holiday in Japan, and many residents make a trip abroad, or to a tourist area like Kyoto over the break.  Trains and airports can be crowded, and the traffic into any area worth a visit is going to be heavy at best, standstill at worst.  Need a hotel?  If […]

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