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Japanese Culture – Discover The Unique Traditions And Customs Of Japan

It could take a few lifetimes to fully dive into and experience Japanese culture and with that, you will still never fully understand it. Don’t let that stop you from trying though! Japanese society is incredibly complex and deep, with thousands of years of culture and history behind their social conventions and society. Let us break down some of the most interesting and worth while aspects of Japanese society that can not only help you while you are here, but overall make living in Japan a much more fun and worthwhile experience. 

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Japanese Culture – A rich history

While you are in Japan and technically everything here is Japanese culture, we will help you find some of the awesome cultural heritage events like tea ceremonies, taiko and kabuki theater. These experiences are a great way to experience ancient Japanese culture and get a sense of where this society got it’s roots. Japan has more world heritage sites than almost any country in the world, so you’ll have no shortage of uniquely Japanese traditional experiences. Follow this guide to see what is going on in the way of Japanese people! We will bring you updates on the best matsuris (Japanese festivals), ryokans (traditional Japanese Inn), sports, music, film and historical aspects like Geisha and Samurai. 

Japanese Culture – The modern times

In addition to the historical cultural points we will try to breakdown the current and contemporary parts of Japanese society. One of the most unique aspects of the culture in Japan is how they progress while still preserving the traditional and historical ways of old. You can, often times, be walking through a deep cut of the city and come across an almost eerily quite and completely zen shrine or even temple. It is these kind of aspects of Japanese culture that truly make these experiences unique. So follow this guide to dive into the endless rabbit hole of Japanese culture.

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Top 10 Free Museums in Tokyo

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November 1, 2018

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 require admission even have days…

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What is the difference between a Shrine and a Temple in Japan?

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September 21, 2018

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 the sights and take in…

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Wedding Traditions in Japan – How Japanese People Get Married

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August 3, 2018

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

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Welcome to Aokigahara – The Scary Haunted Forest in Japan

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July 31, 2018

The Haunted Forest in Japan – Take a step into Aokigahara Forest and you will be in shadow. The shadow of Mount Fuji and the shadow of the sun….

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Cherry Blossom Festival Japan – The Ultimate Guide (ebook)

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July 25, 2018

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 was very exciting – they…

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Kawaii Fashion – The Clothing Style Born in Harajuku, Tokyo

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July 23, 2018

Once known for their fearless samurai and graceful geishas, Japanese culture has taken a very jarring turn. Japan is now synonymous with something entirely different from the past, kawaii. Kawaii…

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Ukiyo-e – Discover this Unique Art from Edo Period

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July 10, 2018

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 found within the curious island…

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

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July 3, 2018

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

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Onsen Etiquette – The Dos and Don’ts in Japanese Public Baths (Infographic)

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June 7, 2018

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 most popular ways for Japanese…

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

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May 25, 2018

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