CULTURE

10 of the Best and Most Beautiful Temples in Kyoto

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Tokyo may be the metropolitan capital, but Kyoto takes the cake for the traditional and cultural center of Japan. As Japan’s capital for almost...

10 Tattoo Friendly Onsen in Tokyo

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It is a public secret that one of the must-do things in Tokyo is getting a dip in the Onsen. However, if you have...

10 Art Exhibitions not to miss in Tokyo in 2019

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Tokyo is one of the cities in the world that constantly holds art exhibitions of famous artists. Whenever you go, you could always find...

A Guide to Valentine’s Day in Japan

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When you think of Valentine’s Day, the image of a man buying expensive chocolates, jewelry, flowers, cards, stuffed animals, other assorted gifts for the...

Discover Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion

Nestled snuggly between Daitokuji Temple, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and Ryoanji Temple is Kinkakuji Temple, one of the most popular buildings found in Japan. Namely...

Top 10 Free Museums in Tokyo

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Tokyo has many world class museums but what many people don’t know is that many of them are completely for free! Many museums that...

What is the difference between a Shrine and a Temple in...

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It’s hard to keep all the facts straight when you’re a visitor in a foreign land. Many people who come to Japan to see...

Wedding Traditions in Japan – How Japanese People Get Married

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Wedding Traditions in Japan - In most countries, weddings and marriage are huge, life-changing events that are to be taken very seriously. In many...

Welcome to Aokigahara – The Scary Haunted Forest in Japan

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The Haunted Forest in Japan - Take a step into Aokigahara Forest and you will be in shadow. The shadow of Mount Fuji and...

Cherry Blossom Festival Japan – The Ultimate Guide (ebook)

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Cherry Blossom Festival Japan - There’s a special time each year in Japan where people get together to do something that many wouldn’t think...

Kawaii Fashion – The Clothing Style Born in Harajuku, Tokyo

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Once known for their fearless samurai and graceful geishas, Japanese culture has taken a very jarring turn. Japan is now synonymous with something entirely...

Ukiyo-e – Discover this Unique Art from Edo Period

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Japan is home to many different varieties of art. From music and dance to paintings and origami, there’s no shortage of creativity to be...

Edo Period Japan – 10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know

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Japan is a country rich with history and tradition. Most people are aware of the samurai, geishas, or the fact that Japan closed its...

Onsen Etiquette – The Dos and Don’ts in Japanese Public Baths...

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Onsen is a long-standing tradition within Japanese culture. Onsen can best be described as a natural hot spring bath. This is one of the...

What is a Ryokan – The Best Way To Experience Japanese...

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In the modern day, when you think of Japan and their hotel industry, you might find yourself learning about “Love Hotels” and “Capsule Hotels”...

What is a Geisha? A Journey Into Japanese History

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Just when you think that you have had so much of Western entertainment and want something different, something new, something foreign. Could there be...

Yoshiwara Tokyo – A 300 Year Old Red Light District From...

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When people visit Tokyo, they always go to several popular spots like Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ginza, and even Asakusa is often included on that list....

10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Samurai

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Samurai is one of the most popular historical figure of Japan, idolized by many children and the heroes of many movies. Yet the image...