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8 Wonderful Places to Visit in Matsushima, One of Japan’s Most Scenic Areas

Matsushima is a group of islands located in the middle of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Surrounded by bodies of water, Matsushima is a great place for tourists looking to experience the natural beauty of Japan. In this article are some places that tourists can visit when in Matsushima! 1. Matsushima Bay jp.fotolia.com/ Matsushima Bay is considered…

Check Out This Amazing Moomin Park in Saitama!

In the middle of Saitama Prefecture lies a park that is based on Moomintroll, a beloved cartoon character in Japan. Moomintroll is the main character in the books by Finnish author Tove Jansson. The story has been adapted into an anime series in Japan and has gained popularity ever since, with several cafes, theme parks,…

7 Japanese Sweets Shops and Cafes to Check Out in Kyoto

When one hears of Kyoto, the rich history and culture of Imperial Japan come to mind. Another thing that Kyoto is well known for is its Japanese sweets shops and cafes, with matcha or green tea as the most popular choice. This article lists some of the best sweets shops and cafes that Kyoto has…

6 Things You Can Do In a Day in Itako City, Ibaraki!

In the south of Ibaraki Prefecture sits Itako city, a city located between Lake Kasumigaura and Lake Kitaura. The Tone River also flows through the city. Because Itako City is surrounded by different bodies of water, the city has a convenient network of canals. During the Edo period, these canals were of great importance, since…

7 Great Things to do in the Traditional Town of Mashiko, Tochigi!

Tochigi Prefecture is very famous for its history of pottery and pottery production and is beginning to attract many tourists for its more traditional and local feel. Mashiko is a town in Tochigi Prefecture where visitors can immerse themselves in the tradition of pottery making and also participate in other activities. This article will recommend…

8 Awesome Places to Check Out Along the Sanriku Coast of Japan

The Sanriku Coast stretches for over 200 kilometers along the Pacific Coast of the Tohoku region. The shoreline possesses wonderful natural beauty and is a popular tourist destination. A considerable part of Sanriku Coast has already been designated as a national park, which is called the Sanriku Fukko National Park. The area is home to…

6 Interesting Things to Do in Hachijojima, Japan’s Island of Perpetual Spring

Hachijojima is an island 300 kilometers south of Tokyo, located in the Philippine Sea. It is formed by two mountains, Mt. Hachijo-Fuji and Mt. Mihara, and takes less than an hour by plane and 10 hours by ferry from Tokyo. Most of the population lives in the plains between the two mountains. Because of the…

Are You Into Astronomy? Here Are the 5 Must-Visit Planetariums in Japan

Since the beginning of time, people have always been fascinated with the wonders of the universe. In the morning, we only see the sun and clouds, but during the nighttime, that is when the sky piques people’s curiosity. Not every star and planet can be seen by the naked eye, which is why planetariums were…

5 Must-Visit Places in Otome Road, Ikebukuro for Otakus

Otome Road, or “Maiden Road,” is the nickname of a street in Ikebukuro. The 200-meter-long street is filled with shops carrying merchandise targeted towards women, hence the word “otome.” The name was first used in the May 2004 edition of “Puff” magazine. Otome Road has also been called “Fujoshi Street” because most of the anime…

Love Manga? Here Are 4 Manga Museums in Japan That You Should Check Out

Museums are wonderful places that preserve history and culture. Many travelers include museums in their trips as they are the perfect places for purposeful leisure. For people traveling to Japan who are interested in Japanese comics or manga, there are several manga museums across the country that you can visit. Check out four of them…
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