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Find Out Why This Osaka Museum Closed in 2013 and What Remains of it in 2017

Besides being known as the “Nation’s Kitchen,” Osaka has quite a history when it comes to its maritime culture. It has also been a popular place for the trading of goods. In line with this, the Mayor of the city opened the Osaka Maritime Museum in 2000 in order to reflect the importance of the…

Visit the Japanese Museum Dedicated Solely to Pears!

The Chugoku region of Japan, especially the San’in area, is one of the most beautiful and interesting places in Japan with curious landscapes and several nice cities. San’in is a vast region with an area of 11,680 sq. km comprising the Tottori and Shimane prefectures which are famous for agriculture and commerce. Due to its…

Where in Japan Can You Have a Hands-On Indigo Dyeing Experience? Find Out Here!

While many prefectures boast of local food specialties, one of Tokushima’s (徳島) claims to fame is actually a color – indigo. Awa indigo dye (阿波藍染) is produced in the region and its dyeing methods are even considered an intangible cultural asset. Let’s find out more about it! How is indigo dye created? In order to…

Check Out These 9 Museums in Kurashiki, Okayama Perfect for a Cultural Day Trip

Capturing Insta-worthy photos for your travel experiences might be the goal, but traveling to learn is just as important. People travel to witness new sceneries while learning how foreign cultures differ from their own. And when it comes to rich culture, Japan is a destination that has so much to tell. This is evident in…

Did You Know That This Museum in Ueno Was Designed by French Artist Le Corbusier?

Le Corbusier is one of the greatest architects of the 20th century who built iconic buildings in France, Japan, and India. After the rampage of the Second World War, the cities of Europe and Japan required major renovations. Le Corbusier was a Swiss-born French architect who designed cities, built museums, etc., in a style we…

Explore the Breathtakingly Beautiful Iya Valley of Japan on This Bus Tour!

Iya Valley (祖谷渓) is a remote, picturesque valley hidden in the mountains of Tokushima (徳島). While it is renowned for its beauty, it is hard to access, especially for foreigners who can’t drive. Even for those who can, the drive through the narrow, winding mountain roads can be intimidating as it involves a fair amount…

Admire Artworks of Old Masters at This Exhibit in Roppongi Before It’s Gone!

The Old Masters from the State Hermitage Museum exhibit has been on show at the Mori Arts Center Gallery (森アーツセンターギャラリー) at Roppongi Hills (六本木ヒルズ) since mid-March 2017. And as the show is about to be moved to its second location in Nagoya (名古屋) in mid-June 2017, here is an introduction to the exhibit for those…

Spend Golden Week in Tranquility at These 3 Less Crowded Destinations in Japan

Golden Week 2017 is almost here! It is the busiest holiday season in Japan which takes place from April 29 to May 5. It is a wonderful opportunity for people to take a break from work or go on a long vacation. During this time, several places are really crowded, particularly trains and airports. Regardless…
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