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The Edo (江戸) period was one of the most definitive periods of Japanese history in terms of art, culture and society. This was also the era in which Japan earned its name as the Samurai Country. Edo Mura (江戸村; Edo Village), also known as Edo Wonderland (日光江戸村), in Nikko...

As you head to Tochigi Prefecture, just north of Tokyo, the high-rises gradually disappear and space opens up to make room for farm fields and rushing rivers. Mountains ring the horizon, snow-capped in winter and lush with verdant greenery in summer. Here, where the Kinu River cuts a wide...

Booking a flight to Japan can be challenging for those who want to witness the beauty of the cherry blossoms during springtime. Some might be lucky enough to get a flight in early to mid-April, just in time for sakura, but there are those who settle for late April...

To those who are Japanese fanatics, I bet you must have watched Japanese historical drama before. But have you ever wondered what life was like in the past? Have you ever wished to live in that time? If so, why not come and visit Edo Wonderland, a cultural theme...

Bandai Co., Ltd. is a popular Japanese toy and video making company which is considered to be the world's third largest producer of toys. The company started putting up its own Bandai museum in Chiba last 2003 which was dedicated to the Bandai characters. It immediately closed in 2006...

Nikko city, known for its UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Toshogu Temple, usually has visitors to sightsee or pray. That said, the mountains lining Nikko make more than perfect terrain to trek. Particularly during winter, ice stalagmites and drift ice transform the landscape into an adventurer's winter wonderland. Getting...

Explore one of Japan's most beautiful natural experiences at Nikko National Park. It is surrounded by peaceful plateaus, cascading waterfalls, towering forests and serene lakes which are unparalleled beauties of nature. Its solitude is a perfect place for the green traveler in search of pristine Japanese heritage. It is...

When people think of a trip to Japan, many think of only visiting Tokyo and Kyoto. However, you will also have an enjoyable experience in Nikko - a great place with a long history in Japan. It is also only one and a half to two hours away from...

Traveling is fun in Japan. There are so many unique experiences to try. When you travel, the thought of getting to your destination should be fun as well. If you're on your way to Tochigi Prefecture, try driving on Irohazaka Road. newsnish.com/ These are a pair of winding roads connecting...

The town of Nikko sits at the entrance to Nikko National Park. This place is especially famous for being the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Ieyasu is the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate and the father of modern Japan. Within Nikko is the most lavishly decorated shrine in...

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