Festivals and Events

Firefly Watching

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST For the past three years, our family has been going out in search of new places to view fireflies in Japan.  This year’s firefly season for us began last weekend in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, about a 25 minute drive from where we were attending the Mt. Read more…

Grocery

Bee-An Honey Shop in Kuga

SUBMITTED BY HANNAH WAGNER After suffering from seasonal allergies for years, it was suggested to me that I should try eating local honey. I went on a search to a local Japanese honey store. Luckily, I was told about a honey shop near Kuga. After second guessing the turn that Read more…

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Hanana Nail Salon

SUBMITTED BY JENNY KRAUS I found a nail salon downtown past Fuji Grand on the way to Coco’s. It’s on the left hand side before the roundabout before Coco’s. It’s a little different from an American nail salon. They use home foot spas but you still get all the same Read more…

Indoor Playgrounds

Kid-O-Kid

SUBMITTED BY KIMBERLY HAKOLA Kid-O-Kid is a fun, indoor play area for young children.  Their brochure says it’s designed for kids between 6 months – 12 years old, but I think it’s probably best for those under age 8.  It’s in Hiroshima, just north of the Peace Memorial Park, on the 6th floor of the Pacela Shopping Mall Read more…