The Tanabata festival celebrates the perennial once-a-year meeting of two star-crossed lovers.
By Quincy B. Fox on June 28, 2016
If you love monkeys, Japan is a great place to see them both in the wild and in captivity. For a unique monkey experience, I would head to Inuyama in Aichi.
By Quincy B. Fox on June 2, 2016
Going down into the basement is like going back in time to a 1970s science fiction television show set mixed with a disco.
By Quincy B. Fox on May 17, 2016
From the middle of February to the middle of March, there are many plum blossom festivals and viewing locations all over Japan.
By Quincy B. Fox on February 29, 2016
In early January, shrines and temples are full of pilgrims wishing for a prosperous new year. The first time one…
By Quincy B. Fox on January 5, 2016
Gently looming over both Osaka and Nara prefectures, Mount Ikoma has provided both Japanese and foreign residents with a great…
By Quincy B. Fox on December 19, 2015
Christmas in Japan isn’t just about romantic dinners and fried chicken. In Osaka, there are plenty of family friendly activities that you can enjoy for free.
By Quincy B. Fox on December 16, 2015
This Osaka-based theater is keeping kabuki current while staying true to its 400-year history.
By Megan Kitt on December 11, 2015
Learn to cook traditional Japanese cuisine in a laid-back, inviting setting.
By Megan Kitt on December 4, 2015
The perfectly proportioned rectangular park is now known as Utsubo Park, but its unique shape betrays some of its colorful history.
By Quincy B. Fox on November 19, 2015
Visiting Daisenryo Kofun isn’t just about walking along a nice trail and looking at a torii gate in front of the spooky forest resting on the kofun.
By Quincy B. Fox on October 30, 2015
Tucked away in the basement is the Iwamoto Memorial Room, dedicated to the life and tragic tale of the man who died before seeing the beautiful building he funded.