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November 21, 2017

A Kansai Christmas: Things to See and Do this Winter

There’s something about the uniquely Japanese way in which Christmas is celebrated here that always brings a smile to my face. Illuminations are no different.

September 7, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: The Joy of Getting Naked

Going commando at Japan’s natural hot spring baths make taking a dip an other-worldly experience. We answer questions for first-timers and highlight five hot springs for you to get “eau naturale” during your fall and winter travels.

December 30, 2015

Beating the Winter Blues in Hokkaido

During the cold weather nothing warms me up like a hot bowl of ramen.

December 25, 2015

Ho, ho, Hotei: The Japanese Santa Claus

With Christmas becoming increasingly popular in Japan, GaijinPot has a look at the Japanese original Father Christmas.