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What to Buy in Mie in 2018: 10 Souvenirs From the Sacred Land of Japan

Mie Prefecture was propelled to prominence on the global stage when it hosted the G7 Summit in Ise-Shima in May of 2016. And why would the G7 leaders not want to gather in Mie? Aside from being home to Ise Jingu, Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrine, Mie Prefecture is also a delightful place where you…

Explore the Different Sides of Mount Fuji at the Fujisan World Heritage Center!

Whenever people talk about visiting Mount Fuji, there are a few standard approaches to go about it. If you are physically fit or the adventurous type, you would probably relish the experience of making the tough ascent during the summer months and experience its spiritual strength and visual beauty from the summit. For those who…

What’s Popular in Japan? Here Are the Top 3 Hit Products of 2017!

It’s that time of the year again when Nikkei Trendy releases a top 30 ranking of the hit products in Japan for the year, i.e. between October of the previous year and September of the current year, based on three aspects: sales, novelty, and influence. This ranking is a good indicator of what’s hot in…

Don’t Miss This Annual Illumination Event at Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki, Japan!

Have you ever been or heard of Huis Ten Bosch (ハウステンボス)? This Dutch-style theme park got its name, which literally means “house in the woods,” from one of the three official residences of the Dutch royal family. It is the largest theme park in Japan featuring a wide variety of old Dutch-style buildings that house…

Experience a Different Lifestyle at This Community Festival in Tokyo This Autumn!

While traveling in the vast and fast-moving metropolitan city of Tokyo, there are pockets of greenery in the form of sprawling parks which allow city dwellers time and space to bask in the beauty and tranquility of nature. If you are planning to be in Tokyo this October 2017, how about checking out this autumn…

Savor the Best of Gifu’s Flavors Through These 4 Local Specialties!

At the mention of Gifu Prefecture, the first thing that probably comes to mind would be the thatched-roof village of Shirakawago. Shirakawago no Gassho-Zukuri (白川郷の合掌造り集落) is a World Heritage Site along with Gokayama no Gassho-Zukuri which is located in the neighboring Toyama Prefecture. Being a landlocked prefecture, Gifu may not be well known for seafood-related…
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