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Shimoda, Japan: The Hidden Gem of the Pacific

With its pristine coastline, tranquil cherry blossom forests, and ancient temples, Shimoda of Shizuoka Prefecture, is the perfect place to escape the busyness of life. It’s why many city-dweller...

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Kawasaki, Industrial City in Kanagawa

Kawasaki City is one of 2 major cities in Kanagawa-ken. Although perhaps not talked about as much as Yokohama, Kawasaki Station is a major railway station that connects to other lines including Keikyu...

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Minami Osaka, Visiting Namba District

Downtown Osaka, aka Minami, aka Namba, is the southern central part of the city where happenings happen. Dotonbori and its famous Glico Running Man, Kuromon Market, and Dendentown are located around t...

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Hirosaki City: Cherry Blossoms and Apples in Aomori-ken

Hirosaki produces the most apples in Japan’s apple heaven, Aomori Prefecture. But be it apples or sights of wonder, Hirosaki has much to offer like popular cherry blossom viewing spots Hirosaki ...

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Welcoming Spring with Setsubun

The celebration of Setsubun is a huge event in Japan that denotes the beginning of spring. In this article, we will cover the history of Setsubun, its purpose, when it is celebrated, and traditions. M...

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The 47 Ronin, Their Graves and Where to Find Them

The 47 Ronin story is known as one of the greatest tales of vengeance in history. It depicts the loyalty of samurai to their master, and has been the inspiration for many works of art since. Many peop...

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Touring Kanagawa’s Neighbour: Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka is most known for Japan’s National Treasure and World Heritage, Mt. Fuji. But there’s so much more to explore in the prefecture. Other Shizuoka attractions include Shimizu Port, A...

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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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Tokyo's Oldest Temple: Senso-Ji

Tokyo Metropolis has a lot to offer its visitors. Other than its busy streets and magnificent skyscrapers, it also houses the oldest temple in Tokyo, Senso-Ji (浅草寺). Learn more about this historic Bud...

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The Gero Onsen Experience in Gifu Prefecture

As many of you might know, Japan has many active volcanoes - therefore it has many naturally occurring onsens or hot springs all over the country. In this article we will cover one such popular hot sp...

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