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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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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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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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Best Places and Hidden Treasures of Shiga Prefecture

Enjoy a day of exploring the treasures of Shiga Prefecture, one of Japan's most popular destinations. This beautiful prefecture has a lot to offer for visitors, including World Heritage sites, anc...

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Todai-ji, A Mighty Temple and Landmark of Nara

Todai-ji is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as the “Great Eastern Temple”, it is the face and greatest landmark of Nara. It is not a stretch to say that all travellers that visit ...

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Nijo Castle, Former Shogun Residence and Imperial Villa

UNESCO World Heritage Nijo Castle is a historical attraction in Kyoto. Once home to the Edo Period’s first Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, it also accommodated the Emperor after the collapse of Tokugawa...

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All About Tsumago on the Nakasendo Trail

Tsumago is a small village that has taken big steps to preserve its traditional buildings and culture including even hiding power lines from view, allowing visitors to experience the atmosphere and hi...

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Kabuki, Dramatic White Faced Theatre Dance

A male only dance drama, Kabuki has been in Japan since the 17th century. Originating from a shrine maiden, it has a fascinating background. Along with Noh and Bunraku, it is one of the most important...

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