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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

Sand, Seafood, and Sightseeing – A Trip to Tottori

While Tottori is not the first thing that comes to peoples’ minds when they think of tourism in Japan, Kathy Rice shares her travels around the Tottori Sand Dunes, a destination gradually gaining popularity around Japan.

Off the Beaten Path: Tottori

We're back with another local travel piece! This time, check out neighboring Tottori. Sam Ferrari shares with us the wonders of her often overlooked prefecture.

A Brief Guide to Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi. We know it as our neighbour to the south, the southernmost tip of Honshu, and a great place to grab a bite of Mexican food (at least in Iwakuni). But this southern prefecture has so much more to offer. Lowell Bell, a Yamaguchi insider, gives us a snap look at his adopted home prefecture. Be sure to give it a read! Who knows? You may just choose to make it your next weekend getaway.

Five Places to Explore Off the Beaten Path in Hiroshima

Instead of jetting off on the next long weekend, why not take the time to explore some places closer to home? Hiroshima Prefecture has plenty to offer. Read about these five intriguing places off the beaten path and get ready to pack your bags!

The TRAM Guide to Gokayama

What are your travel plans this summer? Read all about the lovely village of Gokayama (and famous World Heritage Site). courtesy of the Toyama Tram. You won't want to miss out on this historical wonderland!

F1: The Japanese Grand Prix

By Nikolai Mastrovich

Lighting My Way: Lantern Festival in Beautiful Onomichi

By Fiona Dwinger There are memorable experiences to be made, positive impressions to be gained, bizarre occurrences to be remembered in my new home - quaint, beautiful, bohemian, heart-warming Onomichi. One in particular however, stood out even amongst the outstanding, and that was the Onomichi Lantern Festival.

The Adventures of Ryo Takeshita BET: London England, Part I

Part I of this parody series examines what we have all come to know as "the JET experience," by offering a comical role reversal which places a Japanese citizen in London as an ALT.

And a Happy Raft It Was

"If you’re looking for a quick way to make lasting friends, I recommend taking a 4 1/2 hour ride down 10 km of rapids. Here is why..."

Get to Know Your Hiroshima Block

To welcome the batch of incoming Hiroshima JETs, the new 2013-2014 Block Leaders have kindly written a little something introducing themselves and their regions. Take a look to learn more about all of the amazing things our Wide Island has to offer!