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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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All About Shodo, Japanese Calligraphy

Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy, has been practiced and enjoyed by many to this day, not only to practice writing characters but as a form of meditation. But did you know that there’s 3 different...

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Kyushu Region: The Southernmost Region of Japan

Kyushu, the southernmost region of Japan, enjoys sub-tropical humid climates and lots of rain. With 8 prefectures including the sunny beaches of Okinawa, there is endless fun to be had in Kyushu. From...

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Sumo Wrestling, Japan’s National Sport

Originated in Japan, sumo wrestling is the nation’s most prestigious form of sport holding the status of national sport. Its history dates back as early as the 7th century with the Imperial fami...

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Where to See Geisha in Kyoto

People have been fascinated by the life and work of geisha for a long time. And if you travel to Japan, you can still see some of them in person, especially in Kyoto. Make sure to be respectful and fo...

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A Look Into the Past: The Kamakura Period

Kamakura is a significant era in Japanese history. Defining moments during that period include the establishment of a warrior caste system, the emergence of the samurai, and feudalism as the primary f...

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Kusatsu Onsen, Best in Japan for 18 Continuous Years

Kusatsu Onsen is a hot spring town in Gunma Prefecture. For almost 20 years, it held fast to its No.1 amongst Japan’s 100 Best Hot Springs. With high quality natural hot spring waters, and histo...

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From Paintings to Pottery, Exploring Traditional Japanese Art

World famous Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, masterful calligraphy, handmade pottery, unique and creative dance, elegant personified tea ceremonies, and more. Learn about the different types of Japanese art...

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All About 100 Yen Shops

If you are moving to Japan, 100 yen shops may become your best friends in setting up your life here without breaking the bank. They are found all over the country, with their selection becoming more a...

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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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