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2020.01.22 NEW
4 activities to enhance your trip to Kanazawa city
At the end of last year, I was able to visit Kanazawa for the first time with my colleague and friend Chigaya. The city has many awesome places to vis
2020.01.17
Japan Origin Stories: How, When, and Why We Came to Japan
With a combined experience of nearly 35 years living and working in Japan, Amelie, David, and I figured it was high time we had a roundtable discussio
2020.01.14
The 5 Most Effective Flash Card Programs for Learning Japanese
Everyone who studies Japanese uses different methods, techniques, and tools to achieve mastery. However, ask around, and you'll find that most learner
2020.01.07
Experience the Outdoors with Kanto Adventures
A few years ago, I got interested in winter mountaineering, so a friend of mine recommended Kanto Adventures, an outdoor experience adventure company
2020.01.06
Three Days in Kamiyama, Tokushima: A Rural Revitalization Success Story
Ryuji Nakayama is a man on a mission. After toiling away for 21 years as one of Japan’s salarymen, Nakayama-san found himself captivated by the alluri
2019.12.18
Try New Year Food at the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan
Stay at the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan for the New Year and enjoy some seasonal food options.
2019.12.16
Join us for a Green Tea Party on December 24th!
What about participating to a green tea activity on December 24th?
2019.12.16
A Conbini Lunch on the Go: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Japanese convenience stores, known locally as “conbinis,” are legendary for their amazing selection of tasty treats. Conbinis are an obvious choice wh
2019.12.09
Rikugien: Experiencing History and Tradition under the Autumn Leaves
Rikugien is one of nine Tokyo Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens and one of the most popular spots in the city to enjoy Japan’s famed autumn color
2019.12.06
Not just Another Museum: a Visit to the Hokusai Museum in Ryogoku
Despite this title, I really like going to museums. Even if my knowledge is limited, I like looking at art and I also like visiting history museums as
2019.11.29
Dealing with Medical Emergencies in Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
In this epilogue to our health care roundtable series, my colleagues and I discuss what to watch out for when you need urgent care in Japan. Once agai
2019.11.29
Taste and Discover Local Chiba Sake in Matsudo City
Several times a year, the Matsudo Tourism Information Center organises a free Japanese sake tasting event featuring local sake from Chiba prefecture.
2019.11.22
Old Shimbashi Station: The Birthplace of Japan Railways
Ever since western traders brought model locomotives to Japan at the beginning of the Meiji Restoration, the country has enjoyed an insatiable love af
2019.11.22
6 Tips for Planning Your Hike in Japan
Autumn is probably the best time of the year to go hiking in Japan: the weather is usually clear and the leaves are beautiful. However, with a dizzyin
2019.11.18
Matsudo: Discovering the Unexpected Charms of a Tokyo Suburb City
In the eyes of the average Tokyoite, the city of Matsudo is a convenient place to live in, with affordable housing and a relatively short and easy com

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