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Introduction to Castles in Japan: Designated National Treasures

Many people are interested in Japanese castles - from people interested in Japanese history of course, to people who want to see beautiful Japanese scenery. In this article, we introduce Japan’s...

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Cats in Japan: Find All You Need to Know About Japan’s Cats in One Page

All our cat-related articles gathered together on one page for easy finding. Everything from cat cafes to Yokai cats, anime recommendations to maneki neko. Browse for something fun to read or just enj...

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Nekomata & Bakeneko, The Mystical Cat Demons of Japan and Anime Featuring Cat Yokai

Discover the world of Yokai with our article focusing on Japan’s demonic cats Kaibyo. Introducing the most famous of cat Yokai, the two tailed beast Nekomata, Bakeneko, and some other cat Yokai ...

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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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