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When we travel, we are always looking straight ahead at the sights, shops and people around us. But have you ever thought to take a look down at the ground? Don't miss the unexpected works of art you can stumble upon in the form of unique Japanese manhole covers!...

※The content in this article has been translated from this interview by Nikkei Business Online On April 14th, 2016, an earthquake struck the center of Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu and the surrounding area. In Kumamoto, the deaths of over 40 people have been reported, Aso Ohashi has collapsed and damages...

On the 14th at around 9:26 pm, a level 7 earthquake struck Kumamoto prefecture. This article will report the sequence of events, present condition, predictions for hereafter, as well as provide a means of gathering further information. Details Up to the Present and Current Condition globalgiving.org/ Since the 14th, earthquakes are...

Japan is well-known for tranquil scenery, ancient customs and stunning nature. Japan is less well known for high-risk adrenaline sports. However, more and more places are popping up across Japan to provide thrill seekers their much-needed excitement. Bungee jumping is a sport which involves throwing yourself off a bridge,...

A waterfall itself is a beautiful sight but having two side by side is enough to melt your heart away. A pair of waterfalls is called 'Meotodaki' in Japanese. They are also called 'Twin Waterfalls' or 'Husband & Wife' waterfalls. They are present in a few mystical places of...

While tourist attractions within a metro area are easily reached and convenient for travellers, if you don't mind making an effort to travel out of the city centre, you are often rewarded with amazing locations and little-visited spots. This is how is in Kumamoto, where a mere stone-throw from...

If you are a fan of Japanese literature, chances are you will have heard of Natsume Soseki (夏目漱石). Working during the Meiji period, Soseki was popular both in his own era and this popularity continues to the present day. In fact, in recent years Soseki has been more popular...

Shortbread might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Japanese baking, but for Tomi's Shortbread House, it is a culinary staple. Located in the heart of Kumamoto, this British-style pastry shop offers so much more than just shortbread. I spoke to the store...

"But why are you going to Uto? There's nothing there!" My Japanese friends were confused about my choice of a day trip location. To them, visiting a small town with almost nothing to do there seemed like a strange concept indeed. But I reminded them that to me, a...

Avoid the busy Tokyo. Skip the famous Kyoto. Go farther down Osaka. There are more to see down south of Japan. Visit Kyushu and discover more beautiful sceneries, dine on great delicacies, and indulge in the richness of culture and history. In Kyushu, you may experience an adventure you...

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