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Hikone Castle: A Unique Japanese Castle in Shiga Prefecture

Hikone Castle is a stunning medieval Japanese castle. Its picturesque setting on the banks of Lake Biwa, along with its well-preserved architecture makes it one of Japan's most popular day trip de...

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Munakata Taisha and the Munakata Clan

Munakata City of Fukuoka Prefecture is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites collectively referred to as “Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region”. That’s a mouthfu...

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Hamarikyu Gardens: Paradise in Edo

Marked as the garden paradise during the Edo Period, and the haven of the Imperial family, Hamarikyu is inarguably a cultural gem of Japan. A relaxing place, scenic no matter the season, with a pond d...

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Curious about Studying at TMU, Tokyo? Here’s What You Need to Know

Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) is a leading university in the heart of the greater Tokyo area. Established in 1949, it’s a research-focused institution imparting education in liberal arts, ...

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A Trip to Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa is a time capsule from Japan's "golden age" during the Tokugawa Period. The city combines a stunning natural location with a thriving cultural legacy, with Kanazawa Castle and t...

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Top Things to do in Ryogoku – Home of Japanese Sumo

The city of Ryogoku in Tokyo, Japan is famous worldwide as the "home of sumo," but it also offers a glimpse of the unique history of the Edo Period. Apart from the sumo, Ryogoku has many his...

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6 Reasons to Experience Japanese Karaoke

Karaoke is one of the most fun activities you can try while visiting Japan. It is often accompanied by food and beverages to enjoy with your friends, family, colleagues and classmates. And you can usu...

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All About the Katsura Imperial Villa

Katsura Imperial Villa has great historical and cultural importance, as it showcases traditional Japanese architectural design, not only in the structure but in the surrounding garden as well. The bea...

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A Guide to Kawasaki Daishi

Kawasaki Daishi, official name Heiken-Ji, is a popular temple for Hatsumode in Kawasaki City of Kanagawa Prefecture. The temple’s highlights include its burning rituals,  Hakkaku Gajunoto -...

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10 Reasons Why Marunouchi is the Place to Be

You can find many of the Fortune Global 500 companies’ headquarters in the ultra-modern business district of Marunouchi in Tokyo. Nestled between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, Marunouch...

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