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Check Out This Exciting Fullmetal Alchemist Exhibition in Osaka This November!

Osaka is a fun city in the Kansai region that is very famous for its delicious street food, highly energetic comedians, and friendly locals. It is also home to the gorgeous Osaka Castle and Universal Studios Japan. There always seems to be something happening in this city that locals and visitors can enjoy! This November…

4 Must-Visit Spots in the Less-Traveled yet Historic City of Gifu

While both picturesque and historic, Gifu, located next to Aichi Prefecture, tends to be engulfed by its more famous cousin. Nagoya City in Aichi is usually the tourist destination of choice for many. Yet Gifu City, a small attractive town only 30 minutes from Nagoya by train, holds some wonderful sights and is ideal for…

Experience Ancient Fishing and Other Beautiful Sights Along This River in Japan

As the sun sets over Aichi’s Kiso River, three boats cast off from the shore of Inuyama. Lit only by a fired lantern, they paddle into the darkness, continuing a tradition over 1,300 years old. With an imposing skyline and an ancient castle as a backdrop, the boats – like fireflies – make their way…

6 Things You Should Know If You’re Staying With a Japanese Homestay Family

Whether you come to Japan to study, work, or for vacation, accommodation is essential. There are many options available to you such as hotels, hostels, and share houses, but have you ever considered staying with a homestay family? Japanese families open their homes to foreigners interested in Japan and learning Japanese. This can be achieved…

5 Awesome Things About Japan That Will Convince You to Visit in Winter

Japan enjoys millions of tourists per year and the season generally affects how many people you can expect to see at famous hotspots. Kyoto gets especially crowded during spring, Hokkaido and Nagano see lots of tourism in winter, and popular vacation destinations are booked full during the holiday seasons of Golden Week and Obon. If…

Here Are 7 Reasons Why Nagano Prefecture is a Great Place to Visit and Live!

Japan is a country that mixes tradition with futuristic innovation. Its rich culture, unique food, tourist hotspots, shrines, temples, and quirks make it a great choice for travelers. It is only a small country, but has many different kinds of landscapes such as mountains, beaches, forests, and even sand dunes, meaning that you’ll get a…

Love Games and Gaming News? Head to the Tokyo Game Show 2017!

Video games are a huge part of Japanese pop culture and many popular games all over the world today originated in Japan. Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, and Sonic the Hedgehog are just a few examples of well-known masterpieces that have entertained millions across the globe for decades. For fans…

6 Gaming Company Buildings in Japan All Gamers Should Visit!

If I asked you to name a video game, what would you say? The Legend of Zelda? Super Mario? Metal Gear? Ask anyone to name the first video game that comes to their head, and it’s fairly likely that their answer will be a game or character that originated in Japan. This country has been…

7 Wonderful Things About Summer in Japan: It’s Not All Sweat and No Fun

Temperatures rise, humidity levels skyrocket, and sunblocks and cooling towels are bought and unpacked as summer hits Japan. In the big cities, the clear skies of spring transform to murky gray, Mt. Fuji is nowhere to be seen, and levels of seasonal depression go on the rise. Bugs like cockroaches, mosquitoes, and jumping spiders spring…
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