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Okonomiyaki: How to Make and Where to Eat This Osaka Meal Pancake in Tokyo

Okonomiyaki is a pizza-like pancake, famous in Osaka and Hiroshima. Find out what it is, how to make it and where you can get the best okonomiyaki, not in their birthplaces, but in Tokyo! Once you try...

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All About Fireworks Festivals in Japan

In Japan, summer means the onset of festivals also called natsu matsuri in Japanese. And the grand finale is often a fireworks show at the end. There are even festivals and competitions solely centere...

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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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Appreciating the Sumida Hokusai Museum

One popular historical art style in Japan was Ukiyo-e which is Japanese woodblock prints. This article will focus on the fairly new Sumida Hokusai Museum which honors Hokusai, one of the most famous U...

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Starting a Writing Career in Japan

Japan has more and more visitors every year and a growing expat community leading to high demand for English content writers. Or perhaps you are inspired to write your own original work. If you have t...

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Shirakawago: A Village Straight-out from Folktale

UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawago is a historical village located in Gifu Prefecture. It is an area renowned for its preservation of rare straw huts called Gassho Zukuri. Aside from that, the pan...

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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&...

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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...

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Kurashiki, A Scenic Town of History

A charming city where history comes to live, Kurashiki is a compact town with lots to offer. The city’s best attractions are centred around Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, the pride of Kuras...

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Takana: A Regional Specialty in a Jar

Takana or Japanese mustard green is a regional vegetable in Japan. Takana from different regions carry their own distinct flavours. They are most commonly pickled in Japan. Takana can be found in mark...

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