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While traveling in Japan, you are bound to come across a shrine regardless of where you are. Be it big or small, old or new, these sacred places of worship are unique in their own ways. These shrines, which are well-known for boosting one's luck in love or chances...

The most popular means to explore Japan is through the Japan Railways (JR). It is very convenient, especially for tourists who enjoy the advantage of all-you-can-ride passes to different parts of the country. To commemorate JR East's 30th anniversary, they will be releasing a special pass called the "JR...

In April 2016, a strong earthquake hit Kumamoto (熊本), Japan, killing at least 50 people and displacing many residents to temporary homes. One of the places that suffered a serious damage was the Kumamoto Castle (熊本城), which is considered as one of the three premier castles in the country....

Two of Japan’s top electronic pop acts will release new content in April 2017! Kyary Pamyu Pamyu(きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ) will release a brand new single and a concert Blu-ray and DVD - two kinds of merchandise at once! Meanwhile, Perfume (パフューム) will also release a concert Blu-ray and DVD. 1. Kyary Pamyu...

Celebrity groups or icons that have carved their names in Japan's music industry are sure to keep their fame for quite some time. If they have lasted in the industry for more than a decade, then it's proof that they have made a strong impact on their fans. Aside from...

Tokyo is a city bustling with colleagues and friends carousing in drinking establishments that litter the streets of the capital. It's thanks to Tokyo's production of delicious beer that you'll so often see those locals with a "nama" (draught beer) in hand. But if you're on the search for...

Mt. Fuji (富士山) is an iconic landmark which draws many tourists traveling in Japan. As a symbol of Japan's natural beauty, Fuji is often one aspect of Japan that tourists wish to conquer. Sadly, if you are visiting outside of the July to September period, which is the hiking...

Hanami (flower viewing) has been a traditional custom in Japan for centuries and is mostly done from the end of March to the beginning of May, depending on the weather. If you are planning on doing hanami with your friends and family during spring, then make your way to...

Cherry blossom, or sakura (桜), is a national treasure in Japan. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Japanese people and tourists flock to cherry blossom viewing areas for hanami (花見) or flower viewing parties. This is not a new trend as flower viewing has been a pastime for many...

Experiencing a traditional onsen (温泉) in Japan has always posed a problem for me. It's not the hot water nor the price that worries me, but the obligation to get completely naked before jumping in. That handkerchief-sized, piece of cloth handed to you before entering? That's intended for a...

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