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The Life of a Maiko: An Apprentice Geisha

Handing down traditions from one generation to the next is a very difficult task with the constantly changing society. You might have heard of “geisha,” the famous Japanese female entertainers in Japan. But have you ever noticed their apprentice?   japantours-switzerland.com/ They almost have the same job., but Maiko are normally 15-20 years of age…

3 Prestigious Japanese Spring Festivals

Spring is a time of renewal, it heralds the end of a cold winter with the promise of new life for nature. In spring Japan really comes alive, hanami parties and cherry blossom viewing is a national past-time at this time of year. However hanami is not the only event that you can see in…

Planning for a great day trip from Kyoto?

Kyoto is one of the biggest tourist draws in Japan and so many foreign and domestic tourists stay here. However, if you want to see areas outside of Kyoto there are still many places you can go on a short trip to visit. Himeji Castle View this post on Instagram A post shared by Japanese…