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The Reenactment of the Battle of Sekigahara

Before the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate(江戸幕府), a six-hour battle took place on October 21, 1600. This was called the ‘Battle of Sekigahara'(関ヶ原の戦い), a savage conflict which changed the course of Japanese history forever. A simulation of this war can be seen in the quiet farming village of Sekigahara. The momentous event is recreated in…

10 Things to Do When Traveling in Japan During the Rainy Season

The beginning of June marks the start of the rainy season in Japan, and it usually lasts until the end of July. While most travelers tend to avoid making plans during this time of year, there are actually a lot of fun activities you can enjoy despite the gloomy weather. The gray skies and seemingly…

Where Can You Find This Hidden Museum Filled with History in Tokyo?

Did you know that there’s a particular cutting-edge museum hidden inside the KITTE Department Store in Tokyo? The small historical museum Intermediatheque, jointly run by the University of Tokyo and Japan Post, contains several antiquities and specimens that the university has accumulated since the 19th century. Due to its unusual location, it is often referred…

Go on a Trip Around the World in One Day at This Open-Air Museum in Aichi!

Japan used to be a closed society for 300 years. People in the past were forbidden to learn about other country’s culture. Later on, it became open to the rest of the world and Japan started displaying an undiscriminating love for all things foreign. Such is the case for the Little World Museum of Man,…

Explore the Art of Handmade Brushes at This Museum in Japan’s Brush Capital!

Japanese calligraphy is a traditional form of visual art that has been handed down from generation to generation. However, did you know that most calligraphy brushes in the past were handmade from animal fur? You can still find plenty of this kind at the Fudenosato Kobo Brush Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. Other than that, the…

Find Out About the Fascinating Kyushu National Museum!

Are you serious about learning about Japanese culture? Going to national museums in the country is one of the best ways to fully understand the formation of Japanese culture within Asian history. You won’t go wrong if you head to the latest national museum in the country which was founded in 2005. Kyushu National Museum…

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…

Take a Trip to 2 Extremely Popular Museums on the Way From Narita Airport to Tokyo

In museums, you can see the precious results of research and cutting-edge technology up close and in person. On the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo, there are many popular museums representative of Japan. Here we introduce two of the most highly recommended ones! 1. Museum of Aeronautical Sciences Photo provided by Chiba Prefecture…

2 Art Museums Popular Among Locals Located Between Narita Airport and Ueno, Tokyo

In art museums, you can take your time and relax while you gaze at the paintings. There are many museums where you can experience Japan on the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo. Here we introduce two distinctive museums located along the railroad. 1. Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art Photo provided by Chiba Prefecture…

Discover Traditional Japanese Crafts at These 2 Local Spots Near Narita Airport

There are many shops where you can discover traditional Japanese crafts on the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo. Here we introduce two spots that primarily exhibit traditional crafts from Chiba Prefecture. Come and find your very own beautiful traditional craft item. 1. Chiba Prefectural Boso-no-Mura Photo provided by Chiba Prefecture Learn about Chiba’s…
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