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Don’t Miss One of the Biggest Music Festivals in Japan This July 2018!

Music festivals are a great way to alleviate stress by listening to your favorite music with other happy, excited people. It’s fun to go a little crazy when you see musicians you love live and be able to sing and dance along with them. Japan has a good amount of music festivals, such as EDC…

Walk Along the Great Snow Walls of Japan This Spring and Summer 2018!

Are you planning to visit Japan but worried that you would not be able to catch its beauty in snow? Or do you live in Japan but missing the sight of snow in spring or summer? Fret not because Japan has a way of experiencing snow even in the middle of the warmer months! Murododaira…

Visit These 4 Historical Places from the Edo Period in Beautiful Kanazawa!

Have you ever wondered where in Japan you can find historical samurai training houses and districts where geisha have lived and entertained guests both historically and today? Did you ever wonder whether they still exist in contemporary Japan, since most of the cities you or your friends visited don’t really feature these historical places? If…

10 Things to Do in Niigata: Nature and Gourmet!

Niigata is a beautiful prefecture located at the center of the main island and facing the Nihon sea. It’s the prefecture which is the longest, lengthwise, in Japan. Niigata isn’t so popular as a tourist place for foreigners, and most people who visit the country won’t consider coming here. However, it has a lot of…

Enjoy Japanese Nature at the Beautiful Fukushima Lagoon in Niigata Prefecture

Fukushima Lagoon, or Fukushimagata, is a 271-hectare irrigation lake located near Niigata City, facing the Sea of Japan. The lagoon has a park with literally hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna. It is also chosen by many public and private magazines as one of the most beautiful sightseeing places in Japan filled with tons…

3 Must-Visit Spots in the Beautiful yet Underrated Prefecture of Fukui

Fukui Prefecture (福井県), an hour away from Kyoto via train, is probably one of the most underrated prefectures among tourists in Japan. However, there is much to see in this prefecture that most people are not aware of. Let’s now see three of the most interesting places to visit in Fukui Prefecture! 1. Tojinbo Cliffs…

Nature Lovers Would Love to Visit This Buried Forest Museum in Uozu, Toyama!

While Toyama (富山) is often overlooked by tourists who flock to the neighboring Ishikawa (石川), this off-the-beaten-path city has a lot to offer. Toyama is home to a small castle, a spectacular glass museum, and the amazing hotaru ika (ほたるいか) or firefly squid. However, there is one more spot that makes it a worthwhile city…

Take Your Kanazawa Trip to the Next Level by Staying at These 2 Luxury Hotels in 2018

Kanazawa (金沢) preserves many of Japan’s ancient architecture. It has several landscape gardens, ponds, streams, and castles frequented by travelers from different parts of the world. Thanks to the Hokuriku Shinkansen (北陸新幹線), it is even more accessible for people coming from the Tokyo area. If you’d like to enjoy the old-world atmosphere of Kanazawa, might…

Heading to Fukui? Here Are the Top 7 Souvenirs to Take Home!

When going on a trip, one question that is always at the back of one’s head would be, “What are the best souvenirs to bring back home?” Shopping for souvenirs is an activity that some people may thoroughly enjoy, while some may find stressful and time-consuming; which is why it is particularly helpful if you…
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