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Sake (酒) is one of Japan's most well-known products, and it is famous throughout the world. Understandably, many visitors to Japan are eager to try Japanese rice wine for themselves. However, sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin; I came to Japan knowing nothing about how...

Awaji Island or Awaji-shima (淡路島) is located between Honshu (本州) and Shikoku (四国) in the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海). It is near the city of Kobe (神戸) within the Hyogo Prefecture (兵庫県). From beautiful sceneries to vibrant festivals and captivating performing arts, this island has everything to offer. Here...

Kobe, the capital city of Hyogo prefecture, is one of Japan's ten largest cities. If you ask the locals what this city is famous for, they will probably give you three answers: world-class wagyu meat, one of the best harbour night views in Japan, and last but not least,...

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is the most comprehensive and influential wine tasting competition in the world. It is host to many tasting challenges which give companies the chance to promote their award-winning wines. This coming May 2016, the 10th International Wine Challenge Sake Competition (a collaboration between Sake...

Self-care is important in many ways and is a great way to help people recover from the stresses and the fatigue from being overworked. It is all about caring for the body and mind in a relaxing way to increase productivity and happiness. So, if you're feeling stressed, why...

Near the center of Hyogo Prefecture is a city which possesses beautiful nature with rivers and mountains. It is inhabited by more than 33,000 people who are living in a place with a great amount of historical and cultural sites. It is a wonderful place to experience the history,...

Kobe University is one of the leading national universities located in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. In the region of Kansai, it is referred to as Shindai (from another reading of the first of Kobe's kanji 神戸 and 大学, daigaku or university). Kobe University is an institution of efficient learning. Are...

Independence in children varies from country to country. Normally, in Japan, parents start to teach their children the first steps to start to become an independent child once they start their primary school years. If you live in Japan or have been here, you might have noticed how children...

This elegant hotel holds a total of 70 guest rooms which have been elegantly designed and all have an individual terrace for that breathtaking view of the ocean, and vary from moderate, superior to deluxe. Accommodation l-s.jp/ The more expensive rooms have gardens and are more spacious with prices ranging from...

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Himeji municipality, a Japanese garden was constructed in 1992. It was called Koko-en Garden or Himeji Koko-en. It is located next to Himeji Castle and covers an area of 3.5 hectares consisting of nine beautiful gardens. travel.davidmbyrne.com/ The Garden's Design zh.zekkeijapan.com/ The...

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