• Rugby Legends in Japan “Matt Giteau” – 5 places to visit in Fukuoka

    Rugby Legends in Japan “Matt Giteau” – 5 places to visit in Fukuoka

    Rugby Legends in Japan "Matt Giteau" - 5 places to visit in Fukuoka

    In 2017, Australia rugby legend Matt Giteau joined the Suntory Sungoliath rugby team in Japan's Top League. Matt has racked up 103 caps for his national team. After a year and a half in Japan, Matt and hi ...
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  • Rugby Legends in Japan “Dan Carter” – 5 places to visit in Kobe

    Rugby Legends in Japan “Dan Carter” – 5 places to visit in Kobe

    Rugby Legends in Japan “Dan Carter” - 5 places to visit in Kobe

    Former New Zealand international fly back Dan Carter made waves around the world when he announced in July 2018 that he was going to play in Japan. He featured in 141 matches for Super Rugby up till 2 ...
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  • Rugby Legends in Japan “Eddie Jones” – 5 places to visit in Sapporo

    Rugby Legends in Japan “Eddie Jones” – 5 places to visit in Sapporo

    Rugby Legends in Japan “Eddie Jones” – 5 places to visit in Sapporo

    Eddie Jones, head coach of the Japanese national rugby team from 2012-2015, returns to Japan and this time he's headed to Sapporo. Now head coach of England's rugby team, Eddie will lead England to Sapporo ...
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  • Big City, Little Worlds

    Big City, Little Worlds

    Big City, Little Worlds

    I recently spent a day skipping around Tokyo, including a lunch break in uber-chic Shibuya, before ending up at a mountaintop beer garden as the city lights blinked on. Tokyo is how the little places you stumble upon turn into little worlds. A class i ...
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  • Come to Hot Kumamoto – a city of onsen, history, nightlife and ramen

    Come to Hot Kumamoto – a city of onsen, history, nightlife and ramen

    Come to Hot Kumamoto – a city of onsen, history, nightlife and ramen

    My day in Kumamoto included a visit to Mount Aso, beautiful Suizenji park, the giant shopping center of Shimotori, and finally a bowl of local Kumamoto-style ramen in the evening. A little about Kumamoto K ...
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  • Kanagawa: a day trip to discover Japanese culture

    Kanagawa: a day trip to discover Japanese culture

    Kanagawa: a day trip to discover Japanese culture

    On my day trip from Tokyo I visited a majestic Shinto shrine in Kamakura, tried stand-up paddle boarding at a nearby beach, and ended the day with drinks in Yokohama. About Kanagawa Prefecture and the coastal town of Kamakura ...
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  • Oita, Blessed with Natural Beauty

    Oita, Blessed with Natural Beauty

    Oita, Blessed with Natural Beauty

    In just a single day I was able to see Lake Kinrin in the town of Yufuin, take a short pottery class there, enjoy a hot spring footbath in the town of Beppu, and taste some great local specialties. Introducing Oita Oita Stadium As one of t ...
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  • Kumagaya, the Heartland of Rugby in Japan

    Kumagaya, the Heartland of Rugby in Japan

    Kumagaya, the Heartland of Rugby in Japan

    My day in Kumagaya included a river rafting tour, a visit to an unusual Buddhist temple, tea and sweets at a Japanese teahouse, and ended with beer and snacks at a rugby-themed bar. The Heart of Japanese Rugby, Just Outside Tokyo A ...
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