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Discover the Charm of Kyoto With These Top 3 Temple and Shrine Markets!

When in Kyoto, it is highly recommended to visit the various shrines and temples which boast unique charm and are usually located in scenic locations. However, besides visiting these sacred places of interest, you may not know that there are many temporary flea markets held in these places. They offer an interesting array of things…

Looking to Buy a Yukata for Summer? Check Out These 5 Affordable Places in Japan!

It is almost impossible to walk down Tokyo’s summer festivals and not see Japanese people in their yukata, a traditional Japanese clothing for summer. Yukata is the more casual version of a kimono, made from cotton or synthetic fiber. It is made for all genders and ages. Not only is it perfect for personal wear…

Looking for a Bargain? Check Out These 3 Antique and Flea Markets in Tokyo!

Antique and flea markets have been sprouting throughout Japan and attracting people who are looking for things that are unique or out of the ordinary. There are also some who are drawn to them because of their bargain prices which can’t be found anywhere else. If you’re on the lookout for some antiques, better check…

Enjoy Fireworks, Dragon Boat Race, and More at This Summer Festival in Osaka

Summer is here once again, and in Japan, it is also a season for festivals and grand fireworks displays (花火; hanabi). Usually, you can experience these colorful events from July to August, but if you are visiting Osaka (大阪) in June, you can enjoy one of the earliest summer festivals! Takaishi Seaside Festival (高石シーサイドフェスティバル) Takaishi…

Don’t Run From the Heat! 8 Reasons to Stay in Japan and Enjoy the Summer!

Summers are always an exciting time of the year. A time where you can hit the streets or the beach or wherever you head to, wearing basic minimal clothing. The atmosphere is vibrant, people are laughing, and you can eat all the matcha ice cream in the world. While leaving Japan during summertime might be…

Visit Setagaya’s 430-Year-Old Fair, Setagaya-Boro-ichi!

A 430-year-old fair, Japan`s intangible cultural asset, a huge shopper`s paradise and a crowd of more than two hundred thousand visitors; this is the biannually held Setagaya Boroichi Flea Market. Stroll around 700 shops selling a variety of wares and get the best out of it on January 15 – 16, 2016. Boroichi   Setagaya…

5 most important Shrines and Temples of Nagoya

1. Atsuta shrine Author’s photo This is one of the most famous and important Shinto shrines in Nagoya. Atsuta shrine is said to be the second most important shrine of all Japan and is devoted to Amaterasu, the Goddess of Sun. This shrine is believed to be the home of a famous imperial sword called…