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Ozu: The Old Palace Town of Japan

Situated in west Ehime is the castle city of Japan, Ozu. Built during the Edo Period and referred to as Little Kyoto, this city gives off a nostalgic vibe straight out from history. Less than an hour&...

Travel History & Religion tradition & crafts Shikoku nature & outdoors

The Various Types of Japanese Alcohol

Sake, shochu, whiskey, beer, and fruity liquors. Japan has an assortment of various alcoholic beverages to be enjoyed at nomikai, traditional events, festivals, social gatherings, or just to crack a c...

Culture food & drink tradition & crafts

Uji Matcha: Treating Yourself to the Best

Matcha (抹茶), an essential component of Japanese traditional tea ceremonies, is deeply rooted in Japanese culture. Uji Matcha, a high-grade Matcha, is the most known of its kind, named Uji after the ar...

Culture Kansai tradition & crafts food & drink

Sento: Uncovering Japan's Public Bathhouses

Sento (銭湯) meaning public bathhouse is also the public bathing tradition of Japan. You can experience it all over Japan because there are sento everywhere. Do note that there are certain rules and eti...

Culture work rules & manners water/electricity/gas hot springs & public baths tradition & crafts

Discovering Gion through Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine is one of Kyoto’s most famous landmarks. Also known as Gion Shrine, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions and shrines in Gion, Kyoto. This architectural wonder reflects...

Travel food & drink History & Religion tradition & crafts Kansai

Japan Culture: The Masked Dance Drama, Noh

Noh is one of the oldest forms of dance theatre not just in Japan but in the world. Its most notable characteristic, the Noh mask, can look creepy to some but learning more about the art of Noh, its h...

Culture History & Religion art & design tradition & crafts

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...

Travel temples & shrines tradition & crafts Kanto

The Hinomaru: Japan’s National Flag

Japan is nicknamed the land of the rising sun, but do you know why? The sun is an important symbol of the origin story of the nation. Its importance is reflected in its national flag - the Hinomaru - ...

Culture History & Religion tradition & crafts

Buddhism: Studying the Pathway of Enlightenment in Japanese Society

Buddhism is one of Japan’s principal religions, and the fourth-largest practiced belief in the world. Buddhism has had a great impact on Japanese society, bringing with it incredible cultural in...

Culture History & Religion tradition & crafts

Satisfyingly expensive to surprisingly cheap: The average cost of a sushi meal in Japan

When people are talking about Japanese food, sushi is usually the first thing that pops into our minds. Its reputation around the world has made it a staple when it comes to Japanese food. In taking a...

Life food & drink salary/bonus tradition & crafts

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