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How much does the average Japanese know about Samurai? 

Curious about this question, we asked WeXpats Guide Japanese team members how much they actually know about samurai. Their answers surprised us! We further answer the frequently asked questions about ...

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Seppuku & Harakiri, An In-depth Explanation to Samurai Ritual Suicide

Seppuku & Harakiri are easily explained as the samurai method of committing suicide, but what does it actually signify? In this article, we explain what the difference is between seppuku & har...

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Tanabata, A Legend of Star-Crossed Lovers and A Festival of Wishes

Tanabata in Japan is marked by huge colourful streamers hung from bamboo. Also known as the Star Festival, people make wishes by writing them on paper strips or folded talismans and hanging them on a ...

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Historical Sendai City, Date Masamune’s Greatest Legacy

Sendai City is most known for 3 things; Date Masamune, Gyutan, and being Tohoku Region’s largest city. With a history as a castle town, it is no wonder many history buffs love visiting Sendai fo...

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Tradition and Culture in Asakusa District

Asakusa is the top area in central Tokyo for experiencing traditional Japanese culture. With old Edo vibes especially around Senso-Ji, the landmark of Asakusa, many visitors gather for an authentic cu...

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Japanese Temples, Buddhist Place of Worship

Buddhism is a dominant religion in Japan right next to Shintoism. Unsurprisingly therefore, there are many temples to explore and visit in Japan, each with its own history. Another thing to note is th...

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Traveling Around Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Prefecture of Tohoku Region has many wonderful attractions including one of the Nihon Sankei, Matsushima Bay. Other great places include historical Sendai City - the prefecture’s capital ...

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Torii, A Shinto Gate to Sacred Grounds

You’ve probably seen Torii in photos of Japan without realising what they actually are. Torii are the entrance gateways to Shinto shrines. Not only are they beautiful to behold, they carry great...

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Hang Out with Deer at Nara Park

Nara Park is located in the town of Nara, Japan and is one of the oldest in Japan. It houses a large number of deer which tourists usually feed, one of the main attractions of the park. Moreover, the ...

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Visiting Nagoya, The Capital City of Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya is Japan’s 4th largest city with over 2 million inhabitants as of 2021. The city is best known for historical attractions like Nagoya Castle and Atsuta Shrine, amusement park Legoland, To...

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