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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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Exploring Chiba Prefecture’s Finest Attractions

Chiba Prefecture, which is found on the right side of Tokyo, is home to many great attractions. The most famous is undoubtedly Tokyo DisneyLand and DisneySea. Narita Airport, the gateway for many inte...

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The Wonderful Sights of Nikko

Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture is a gift of nature with amazing autumn foliage, beautiful mountain & forest sceneries, and plenty of wildlife to spot. It is also one of the most religiously important...

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Kinkaku-ji, Golden Temple from the Ashikaga Era

Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji, first established as the third Ashikaga Shogun’s retirement villa, is now a Zen temple and popular tourist spot. The shining golden-leaved pavilion buil...

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Kiyomizudera, Beautiful Architecture and Seasonal Sights

UNESCO World Heritage property Kiyomizudera is best known for its wooden terrace that is also the object of focus in many Kyoto photos. The temple is frequented by both tourists and locals alike looki...

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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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Exploring the Best of Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Morioka, the capital city of Iwate Prefecture, is an often overlooked vacation destination in Japan due to its lack of a major attraction. With rich history, delicious noodles, and beautiful scenery, ...

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