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Have You Visited the Best Cake Shop in Jiyugaoka Yet?

The Japanese just adore their cake shops and bakeries. Despite bread not being a big part of the Japanese diet until relatively recently, bakeries, patisseries, and cafes have gained huge popularity for coffee and cake lovers all over the country. Jiyugaoka is a sweet community with a village-like feel to it, and it is found…

9 Places to Visit in Karuizawa, Nagano for a Refreshing Summer Break

Summer in Japan is known to be hot and humid. When you are in the city, the heat can be quite intense. To escape the heat, some travel to other areas so that they can enjoy a refreshing summer. In Nagano Prefecture (長野県) lies Karuizawa (軽井沢), a popular summer destination. The town is a mountain…