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Sake (酒) is one of Japan's most well-known products, and it is famous throughout the world. Understandably, many visitors to Japan are eager to try Japanese rice wine for themselves. However, sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin; I came to Japan knowing nothing about how...

Kobe, the capital city of Hyogo prefecture, is one of Japan's ten largest cities. If you ask the locals what this city is famous for, they will probably give you three answers: world-class wagyu meat, one of the best harbour night views in Japan, and last but not least,...

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is the most comprehensive and influential wine tasting competition in the world. It is host to many tasting challenges which give companies the chance to promote their award-winning wines. This coming May 2016, the 10th International Wine Challenge Sake Competition (a collaboration between Sake...

Kobe University is one of the leading national universities located in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. In the region of Kansai, it is referred to as Shindai (from another reading of the first of Kobe's kanji 神戸 and 大学, daigaku or university). Kobe University is an institution of efficient learning. Are...

Independence in children varies from country to country. Normally, in Japan, parents start to teach their children the first steps to start to become an independent child once they start their primary school years. If you live in Japan or have been here, you might have noticed how children...

This elegant hotel holds a total of 70 guest rooms which have been elegantly designed and all have an individual terrace for that breathtaking view of the ocean, and vary from moderate, superior to deluxe. Accommodation l-s.jp/ The more expensive rooms have gardens and are more spacious with prices ranging from...

Have you ever seen a wild boar or like the students at Kobe University, been tackled by one? Kobe University is a public university located in Kobe, a beautiful port city in Hyogo prefecture. kobe.travel.coocan.jp/ The university is ranked as one of the most prestigious public universities in Japan. However,...

When disaster strikes, there's nothing left to do but gather your strength and start life all over again. This is a situation reminiscent of the Great Hanshin Earthquake in Kobe last 1995. To symbolize this strength, a 59-foot statue was built in full scale and has been called Tatsujin-28....

Osaka, Japan’s third-largest city after Tokyo and Yokohama, is a definite visit when you’re in the Kansai region. There’s the Osaka Castle, the bustling Dontonburi Street, Universal Studios Japan; the list goes on. While it is my personal opinion that Osaka is more exciting by night, Osaka is also...

The end of the year is here and that means the annual nationwide illumination events. Here, I would like to tell you about two of the most beautiful illumination events held in Kobe. Kobe Luminarie reportersmagazine.com/ One of the famous illuminations in all of Japan is held in December every year...

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