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Are You a Yuri! on Ice Fan? Check Out This New Collaboration Event in Kyushu!

Yuri! on Ice is an animated series produced by MAPPA that aired from October to December 2016. With a total of twelve episodes, the series is primarily about figure skating as a sport and focuses on the story of Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki. Since its airing, the series has grown in popularity. The support…

Light Up Your Summer Nights at This Lantern Festival in Kumamoto, Japan!

In Kumamoto, there are three great fire festivals celebrated in the month of August. One of which is the festival that brings light to a dark night called the Yamaga Lantern Festival. Let’s find out more about it! Yamaga Lantern Festival The Yamaga Lantern Festival, also known as the Yamaga Toro Festival (山鹿灯篭まつり), is held…

Expand Your Tasting Horizons and Taste the 8 Rare Delicacies of Lake Biwa

Lake Biwa is home to 595 animal species and 491 plant species and a good share of them are native to the lake. Some of these endemic species have been named as part of the eight delicacies that represent the unique tastes of the area. Have a taste of the eight rare delicacies of Lake…

Do You Know These 3 Great Festivals Around Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture?

One of the oldest lakes in the world and the largest lake in Japan, Lake Biwa (琵琶湖) possesses a long and rich history. While it is known for the many tourist spots and resorts that surround it, there are also three festivals that should not be missed when visiting the lake. Let’s find out more…

6 Spectacular Sights to See and Things to Do Around Japan’s Lake Biwa This Summer

Lake Biwa (琵琶湖), also known as Biwako, is the largest freshwater lake in Japan. With its long history, it is sometimes called the “Mother Lake.” Lake Biwa offers spectacular sights and activities that you can enjoy in daytime or at nighttime. Since summer in Japan is coming up, beat the heat by surrounding yourself with…

Take Part in the Top 5 Sunflower Festivals of Japan This Summer!

Japan’s seasonal flower festivals attract thousands of tourists each year. If you are looking to appreciate nature’s beauty while in the country, don’t miss these five sunflower festivals this summer! 1. Akeno Sunflower Festival (あけのひまわりフェスティバル) hokuto-kanko.jp/ Over 600,000 sunflowers welcome visitors at the Akeno Sunflower Field (明野のひまわり畑) during the annual Akeno Sunflower Festival in Hokuto…

Witness the Beautiful Bloom of Iris Flowers at These 4 Festivals in Japan!

Many kinds of flowers grow on Japan’s land and one of them is the Japanese iris in its beautiful shades of blue and purple. See the full bloom of iris flowers that blanket select parks and gardens in Japan at these four iris festivals! 1. Suigo Itako Iris Festival (水郷潮来あやめまつり – May 27 to June…

Pay a Visit to this Beautiful and Historical Lighthouse in Chiba

Witness how the ocean waves meet the shore and follow the light towards the land. Discover the wonders of the Inubosaki Lighthouse (犬吠埼灯台) in Choshi (銚子市), Chiba (千葉県). Inubosaki Lighthouse First lit on November 15th, 1874, the Inubosaki Lighthouse is among the oldest lighthouses in Japan. It is the 24th western-style lighthouse in the country…

Check Out JR Kyushu’s Newest Sightseeing Train in Kumamoto, Japan!

JR Kyushu’s (九州) newest train makes its first trip this March and with it are tales of hope. Named after kingfishers local to the Kuma (球磨) region, the KAWASEMI YAMASEMI (かわせみ やませみ) is the first sightseeing train launched by JR Kyushu after the Kumamoto (熊本) earthquake in 2016 and is hoped to be a symbol…
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