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Mountain Day – A new Holiday to come in 2016

Japan is adjusting a lot when it comes to holidays. For instance, the previous Emperor is honoured by the Holiday “Shōwa Day” (昭和の日 Shōwa no Hi). The holiday used to be celebrated as the Emporer’s Birthday till 1989, when the Emperor Shōwa Hirohito died. But Showa Day did not become Showa Day right after his…

Three Must-Do’s in Japan for newcomers

When traveling to another land, you always have a to-do list and number of places to visit that are authentic to the country, or and area you are visiting. Do not go with the crowd and settle for the tourist destinations, to take ‘selfies’ there, but try to immerse in Japanese culture. It will not…

Discover Tottori: Mitokusan

When talking about travelling in Japan, you probably think of the metropolitan Tokyo or Osaka, don’t you? But how about Tottori (鳥取)? It is the least populated prefecture of Japan yet blessed with many natural wonders awaiting for adventurous people to discover them. This time, I’ll talk about Mitokusan (三徳山) in Kurayoshi, Tottori. Mount Mitokuan…