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Gift Giving in Japan - An Extensive Guide to the Occasions, Etiquette and more

Japan has a long list of occasions and customs when it comes to gift-giving, whether for friends, family or in business situations. We cover a wide range of events as well as give tips about cost, eti...

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Cinnamoroll Things to Get, Food to Eat and Events to Visit for 20th Anniversary, Our Best Buy Picks

Sanrio’s beloved white puppy character Cinamoroll celebrates its 20th anniversary this year in 2022. In this article, we introduce our 20th anniversary Cinnamoroll picks, some themed foods ...

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Golden Week, Saving Grace for Japan’s Working Class

Golden Week is a stretch of public holidays in Japan that crosses from the last week of April to the first week of May. For many of the working class in Japan, it is the ultimate opportunity to catch ...

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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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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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Makuhari Messe, Chiba’s Massive Convention Centre

Megastructure Makuhari Messe is a huge convention centre situated in Chiba. Consisting of three event halls, it is THE venue for hosting all manner of events, whether it’s music concerts, import...

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Munakata Taisha and the Munakata Clan

Munakata City of Fukuoka Prefecture is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites collectively referred to as “Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region”. That’s a mouthfu...

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A Guide to Kawasaki Daishi

Kawasaki Daishi, official name Heiken-Ji, is a popular temple for Hatsumode in Kawasaki City of Kanagawa Prefecture. The temple’s highlights include its burning rituals,  Hakkaku Gajunoto -...

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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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Cracking Open the Classic Attractions of Wajima Japan

At Ishikawa Prefecture’s northern peninsula tip lies the coastal city of Wajima. A small yet highly popular tourist destination for its scenic Senmaida Terrace Paddy Fields, it features the beau...

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