Hibana: The Japan Travel, Life & Culture Guide, The Official Podcast of Hikari Travel Agency (HTA)

Hibana: The Japan Travel, Life & Culture Guide, The Official Podcast of Hikari Travel Agency (HTA)

This podcast is dedicated to sparking your interest in all things related to Japan! JOIN US!, as we discuss travel, culture, language, daily life, history, work, cuisine and many other aspects of Japan. COME INTERACT WITH US!, as we share our personal experiences, opinions & advice for all travel and life within Japan. LET’S DISCOVER NEW THINGS TOGETHER!, as we interview Japanese friends, business owners and many others to explore their stories, advice & experiences relating to Japan. Feel free to visit us at hikaritravelagency.com or send us an email at info@hikaritravelagency.com

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April 7, 2021 51 min

This episode is Part 2 of our “Living in Japan as a Foreigner” topic.

As always, be sure to interact with us on the Hikari Travel Agency Facebook Page too. If you enjoyed the podcast, feel free to like us on our social media outlets for additional content.

Let us know what you think! We would love to hear suggestions for future episodes too!

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For this episode, HTA discusses the experiences that come with living in Japan as a foreigner for an extended period of time. Being a long-term foreigner in Japan comes with many interesting experiences! This episode aims to discuss some of our honest opinions on the advantages/disadvantages of it. This episode is Part 1 of 2.

As always, be sure to interact with us on the Hikari Travel Agency Facebook Page too. If you enjoyed the p...

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February 4, 2021 70 min

Isaac and Abby both bring their personal, Japan Travel Wishlist's (Bucket List's) to the table to share with you!

After kicking it off with an intense game of じゃんけん (Janken, Japanese Rock-Paper-Scissors), we dive deep into the things we really want to do in Japan, but haven't done yet.

Everything from AKB48 through Japanese tea ceremonies and up to Mount Fuji is covered, so be sure to listen to this one.

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December 12, 2020 67 min

As we are in the middle of the holiday season in the USA, we thought it would be the perfect time to discuss some Japanese holidays too!

This episode dives into some of the interesting aspects of Japanese holidays and festivals, as well as how Japan celebrates (or doesn't) some Western holidays.

We discuss everything from drifting wooden karts at the Danjiri Matsuri to Kentucky Fried Chicken on Christmas, so you won't want ...

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This episode focuses on discussing how much Japanese you actually need to navigate through Japan during your travels, as well as providing an outlined approach for studying Japanese and some of the primary resources to do so.

The outline for HTA's recommended approach and resources for studying Japanese can be found at our "Basic Approach and Resources for Studying Japanese" article on our website blog.

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Join us as we discuss the various ways that we are still able to enjoy Japanese culture during these travel restrictions.

Feeling confined by these travel limitations? Let this episode provide you with some new ideas to experience a taste of another culture!

Travel may be limited throughout the world (right now), but that won't stop us from enjoying our favorite Japanese foods, games, anime, resources and many more!

Also, be su...

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Hibana’s debut podcast! Join us as we discuss the contrast between Must See Destinations and Off The Beaten Path Destinations in Japan! Be sure to stick around for our “You Heard It From Senpai” segment too! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hibana-podcast-by-hta/message
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September 29, 2020 1 min

Listen to our trailer to get a better idea about what the Hibana Podcast is all about!

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