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Discovering Gion through Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine is one of Kyoto’s most famous landmarks. Also known as Gion Shrine, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions and shrines in Gion, Kyoto. This architectural wonder reflects...

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Exploring the National Treasure Nagoya Castle

Visit Nagoya’s most famous icon, the golden castle that is Nagoya Castle. Learn the castle’s history, walk through the castle’s interior and admire its architecture, and finally marv...

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Art of Pottery: Ceramics in Japan

Ceramics and the art of pottery had been in Japan for a long time. Surpassing the basic necessity of storing food, it has been used for different cultural practices such as tea ceremonies and also has...

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Elevated Places: What to Do in Nagano, Japan

While Nagano might not top people’s lists of must-visit places in Japan, it has many great spots. Nagano City is quite famous for hosting the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and the prefecture overall...

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Japan Culture: The Masked Dance Drama, Noh

Noh is one of the oldest forms of dance theatre not just in Japan but in the world. Its most notable characteristic, the Noh mask, can look creepy to some people. Learn more about the art of Noh, its ...

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Tokyo’s Historical Site: Meiji Shrine

Escape the busy modern city and take a stroll at Japan's most visited shrine. Meiji Jingu Shrine offers a traditional scene that is over 100 years old. The sanctuary offers the aura, history and c...

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A Brief Look into History: Japan During the Medieval Period

Japanese history has witnessed the rise and fall of both lords and warriors in their endeavor for power. Before Japan was unified, the country was ruled by several clans and feudal lords. For those in...

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Akita: Homeland of Japan's Loyal Pup

Akita is a coastal prefecture located in northern Honshu of Japan. The natural resource abundant prefecture is a popular tourist spot with several attractions, including an ancient samurai district, h...

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The Hinomaru: Japan’s National Flag

Japan is nicknamed the land of the rising sun, but do you know why? The sun is an important symbol of the origin story of the nation. Its importance is reflected in its national flag - the Hinomaru - ...

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Matsuyama: The Pine Mountain of Japan

It comes as no secret that Japan offers many splendid places that tourists frequently visit. One of these popular places is the Pine Mountain of Japan – Matsuyama! Known to house one of Japan&rs...

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