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All About the Katsura Imperial Villa

Katsura Imperial Villa has great historical and cultural importance, as it showcases traditional Japanese architectural design, not only in the structure but in the surrounding garden as well. The bea...

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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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10 Reasons Why Marunouchi is the Place to Be

You can find many of the Fortune Global 500 companies’ headquarters in the ultra-modern business district of Marunouchi in Tokyo. Nestled between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, Marunouch...

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A Cultural Trip to Chichu Art Museum

Chichu Art Museum on Kagawa Prefecture’s art lovers’ paradise Naoshima Island is a work of art in itself. Almost the entirety of the museum is nestled underground, and the island accessibl...

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Top 8 Places to Visit in Yamanashi Prefecture

Yamanashi Prefecture, lying west of Tokyo, is most recognized for being the home of the majestic Mt. Fuji. It offers stunning attractions and fun activities, from beautiful lakes and parks to ancient ...

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Best Places and Hidden Treasures of Shiga Prefecture

Enjoy a day of exploring the treasures of Shiga Prefecture, one of Japan's most popular destinations. This beautiful prefecture has a lot to offer for visitors, including World Heritage sites, anc...

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Explore Akashi Kaikyo Bridge: The World's Longest Suspension Bridge

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is an engineering marvel and the world's longest suspension bridge that connects Honshu with the Shikoku islands in Japan. A technological engineering marvel ahead of the rest...

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Todai-ji, A Mighty Temple and Landmark of Nara

Todai-ji is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as the “Great Eastern Temple”, it is the face and greatest landmark of Nara. It is not a stretch to say that all travellers that visit ...

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Enhancing Your Japan Career with Certifications

Your first step into a career in Japan can be made easier with the right certificate. Boost your confidence (and your resume) and get ahead of the competition with our suggestions of certifications to...

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Nijo Castle, Former Shogun Residence and Imperial Villa

UNESCO World Heritage Nijo Castle is a historical attraction in Kyoto. Once home to the Edo Period’s first Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, it also accommodated the Emperor after the collapse of Tokugawa...

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