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When visiting Japan, there are two sides to the country that most visitors want to see. The vibrant, busy sights of Tokyo or the traditional, serene areas outside of the city. While the modern version of Japan is often associated with craziness and fun, the traditional customs of onsen,...

Geisha can be considered quite an elusive creature in Japan that unless you are super lucky to see them in special events you could easily never see one. Luckily in Tokyo, the Asakusa Geisha group give free performances on certain Saturdays throughout the year with the aim to give...

Geisha are well-known Japanese female entertainers who are regarded as one of the country's iconic symbols. Though many things have already been discussed about them, there are some fun facts which you might not have heard about. Here are 5 interesting things to know about geisha. viaggiatorinelmondo.com/ 1. Geisha Are Almost...

Many visitors from around the world have been known to be in awe of traditional Japanese hairstyles, especially those worn by geisha and maiko. Nonetheless, they seem far too difficult to learn or even attempt. So, to help with this, a special kit has been created which will make...

At the mention of geishas, Kyoto's Gion District (祇園) is probably the first place that comes to mind. Set against the backdrop of traditional buildings with a nostalgic atmosphere, the beautiful geishas walking around the district is a sight to behold by locals and tourists alike. However, do you...

Japan is full of traditional attractions and performances despite the many changes that have happened over the years. Remaining true to its roots ever since, tradition still plays a large part in Japanese culture. It is also considered one of the reasons why foreign tourists would like to come...

Japan's geisha have a well-known reputation around the world as entertainers who are competent artists of many art forms. However, in the past, it wasn't often that foreigners got to see them perform. They were only seen performing at small places such as tea houses, but this is no...

Kyoto is lined with old rustic streets which give it a charming but almost a slightly melancholic feel to it too. It was the old imperial capital for more than a millennium before Tokyo took over in 1868. It is located in Honshu, the center island of Japan and...

During the Edo Period (17th till 19th century), Kanazawa was a very large city rivaling Kyoto and Tokyo. It was a center of business, trade and entertainment. There are many tourist attractions in the city, such as the Kenroku-en garden, Omicho market, Kanazawa castle and others. It is also...

The kanzashi are Japanese hair ornaments typically made by materials such as gold, silk, silver, or tortoiseshell. There are various types of kanzashi that were used and worn in the past and some still used today. These are some of the basic styles of the traditional hair ornaments: Mimikaki kanzashi...

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