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Ainu Village Museum: Catch a Glimpse of the Life of the Japan’s Indigenous People

Before modern times, before countries were formed, before colonies were made, there were people who inhabited the world in harmony. They were self-sufficient beings in communities that were at peace with nature and the universe. The Native tribes in America, the Samis in the Nordic Arctic, the aborigines in Australia, and the Ainu in Hokkaido…

5 of Hokkaido’s Delectable Must-Try Local Specialties!

Each area in Japan is known for a certain produce or confectionary, such as Ehime prefecture’s mikan or clementines, Aomori prefecture’s apples and Hyogo prefecture’s Kobe beef. In the huge northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, there are several kinds of charmingly delicious produce that the region is famous for! 1. Yubari Melon Do you know Yubari…

6 Famous Must-Try Foods that Represent the Spirit of Hokkaido!

Hokkaido, known for being Japan’s ski haven as well as its flower fields in the spring, faces boundaries on the Sea of Okhotsk, Sea of Japan, and the Pacific Ocean. Where food is concerned, seafood automatically comes to mind. However, in addition to the freshest catch from the ocean, there are several other Hokkaido specialties…

Roppongi Kaguwa: Dining with a Dance Showcase of Japan Through the Ages

There are few cabaret restaurants in Tokyo that provide a glimpse into Japan’s history channeled through modern dance. With an all-star cast of experienced dance performers, Kaguwa restaurant delivers a night of visual surprises. Situated in the heart of Roppongi, one of Tokyo’s entertainment districts, Kaguwa’s exterior looks like a traditional wooden shop with an…

A Great Two-Day Itinerary to Experience the Magic of Kyoto!

Kyoto is lined with old rustic streets which give it a charming but almost a slightly melancholic feel to it too. It was the old imperial capital for more than a millennium before Tokyo took over in 1868. It is located in Honshu, the center island of Japan and although, Kyoto is the name of…

The Ultimate Guide To Dotonbori: Home to Osaka’s Most Delicious Street Food

Osaka, the biggest city in Kansai and 3rd biggest in the whole of Japan, has undoubtedly some of the best street foods to offer. Right by the Glico man on the bustling side of Dotonbori, is a street chock full of local specialties. The atmosphere is lively and vibrant, with throngs of people excitedly eating…

An Inexpensive Day Trip to Nara: 4 Must-See Places to Visit

When Nara is mentioned, the first place that comes to mind is the Nara Deer Park where more than a thousand deer roam freely. However, did you know that Nara was Japan’s first permanent capital? This was in around 710 in the Nara Era when the city was known as ‘Heijokyo’. It is one of…