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Top 30 Beaches in Japan For the Perfect Summer 2018 Holiday

Out of all of the world’s beaches, which are the most famous? Perhaps, depending on our own location, we might think immediately of the Caribbean, or Bali, Hawaii or Seychelles. Unless you happen to live in Japan, your mind might not immediately think of that country as a beach destination with the exception of Okinawa.…

Get Merry at These 3 Amazing Festivals in Shikoku

Shikoku is the smallest of the 4 main islands in Japan and is located in the south-western part just below largest island Honshu. It is a very scenic island with beautiful vistas and plenty of interesting places to visit, and it is famous for its shrines and temples. Shikoku has four provinces or prefectures, namely…

Spend Your Holidays on the Amazing Shikoku Island!

Most people visit only the biggest island of Japan, Honshu, but if you have time you should definitely visit the smallest of the four main islands, Shikoku. This article will show you how attractive Shikoku could be and that it is totally worth to plan a trip there! shikokuhenrotrail.com/ The name “Shikoku” means four provinces,…

What is This Unusual ”Mizukiri” Competition in Kochi Prefecture?

Did you know that there was an international competition for skipping stones, held in Kochi prefecture in Japan every year? Every summer since 2003, the Mizukiri International Competition has been held at Niyodo River in Kochi prefecture. What is Mizukiri? Mizukiri is the Japanese word for ‘stone skipping’. Stone skipping is a sport in which…

Sakura from outer space!

Space travel Japan is famous for having beautiful cherry blossoms but have you heard of space cherry blossoms? In November 2008, cherry blossom seeds from 14 places in Japan were collected to be brought aboard the ISS (International Space Station) with the Japanese astronaut Mr. Koichi Wakata as part of an educational program for children…