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Anime Pilgrimage: 10 Different Cities You Can Visit!

Fans tend to go on pilgrimages to see and take photos of places that appeared in their favorite movies or their most beloved TV shows. It is not uncommon to hear of Game of Thrones fans travelling across Europe to find places that brought to life the city of King’s Landing or the walls of…

Visiting Karatsu in Saga? Here Are 15 Amusing Things to Do There

Located in Saga Prefecture (佐賀県) on Kyushu Island (九州), Karatsu (唐津) is a city filled with the beauty of Japanese culture. The city was an important trading port in the past because of its proximity to China and Korea. Karatsu’s name has its origin from the words “kara (唐),” meaning China or continental East Asia,…

Come See the Historic Parade Floats at Hikiyama Exhibition Hall in Saga!

At some Japanese festivals, it is not uncommon for the festivities to be adorned by beautiful floats being paraded along the streets on certain events. In the city of Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, a small museum known as Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall houses 14 very old large parade floats which have been kept over a hundred…