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Spend Golden Week in Tranquility at These 3 Less Crowded Destinations in Japan

Golden Week 2017 is almost here! It is the busiest holiday season in Japan which takes place from April 29 to May 5. It is a wonderful opportunity for people to take a break from work or go on a long vacation. During this time, several places are really crowded, particularly trains and airports. Regardless…

Discover the Beauty of San’in, the Hidden Treasure of Japan!

Traveling to Japan is fun, but it can be easy to stay within the different cities connected by bullet trains as it is conveniently reasonable and less-time consuming. However, the best-kept secrets are usually situated far from the main cities, which means you need to get off trains and do some good old-fashioned exploring! One…

4 Places to Visit When You’re Stuck in Tokyo but Longing for Kyoto

Kyoto (京都) is arguably one of the best must-see places in Japan: a prefecture full of picturesque spots that preserve Japanese culture and history. But when, for whatever reason, you’re stuck in Tokyo’s (東京) busy streets and tall buildings, with so little time and resources (that shinkansen or plane ride does not come cheap!), you…

Enter the World of Music in these 5 Music Box Museums All Over Japan!

Music boxes have been popular for decades with children, collectors, and historians alike. Would you like to listen to the gentle music from a hundred years past? Or do you fancy making your own music box? Visit these music box museums in Japan and you can do both! 1. Kyoto Arashiyama Orgel Museum (京都嵐山オルゴール博物館), Kyoto…

Travel to the World of Teddy Bears at These 5 Museums in Japan

No one is too old to love teddy bears. What is it about a good cuddle with a teddy that gives you that magical sense of comfort? If you’re a teddy-loving fan, get transported into the world of soft toys at one of these five Japanese teddy museums! 1. Izu Teddy Bear Museum (伊豆テディベアミュージアム), Shizuoka…

3 Places in Kanto to see Flying Carp, the Symbol of Children’s Day in Japan

Koinobori (鯉のぼり) is a set of carp-shaped banners that float and flap in the air for the Children’s Day celebrations from April to May. There is something strangely fascinating about koinobori on a beautiful sunny day. Koinobori display various colors, designs, and sizes which stream freely and strongly in the wind, which always touches my…

Give Your Love Luck a Boost at These 3 Famous Shrines in Okinawa and Kyushu!

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 of finding a life partner, are…

Learn About the Production of Delicious Beer in 3 Breweries Near Tokyo

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 the taste of fresh beer near…

Can’t Wait For Climbing Season? Here Are 2 Places to Get Your Hike Fix!

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 season, Mt. Fuji is too dangerous…
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