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Summer Music Festivals in Japan

Jun 4th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Featured Articles, Festivals, Osaka, Tokyo and Vicinity

Whether your taste in music tends towards traditional rock & roll, soul, alternative or contemporary Japanese you are sure to find one of your favorite artists or discover a new favorite when you attend a summer music festivals in Japan.   The line up of artists from the gamut at these three great music events. Fuji [...]



The History of Japanese Transportation

Jan 4th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: History & Culture, Museums, Osaka, Tokyo and Vicinity

The evolution of the Japanese transportation system got off to a slow start due to the isolation that preceded the Meiji Period in Japan. The main means of transportation in order of use in Japan are the trains or railways, followed closely by the use of bicycles and lastly by automobiles. The image to the [...]



Experience Live Sumo in Japan

Dec 11th, 2008 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Events, Osaka, Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events, Tokyo and Vicinity

The first Grand Sumo Tournament of 2009 will be held in in Tokyo from Sunday, January 11th through Sunday, January 25th and advance tickets for this event are now on sale.  If you haven’t seen sumo live and will be in Tokyo during this time frame this is definitely one event that you will want [...]



Top 10 Tourist Destinations in Japan

Nov 28th, 2008 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo and Vicinity

A Visit Japan campaign was launched by the Japanese government with the establishment of the Japan Tourism Agency in October of this year.  The Visit Japan campaign is aiming to increase the number of annual visitors to from the 6 million that came in 2007 to 10 million by 2010 .  So where do most [...]