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Check Out These 9 Museums in Kurashiki, Okayama Perfect for a Cultural Day Trip

Capturing Insta-worthy photos for your travel experiences might be the goal, but traveling to learn is just as important. People travel to witness new sceneries while learning how foreign cultures differ from their own. And when it comes to rich culture, Japan is a destination that has so much to tell. This is evident in…

Did You Know That This Museum in Ueno Was Designed by French Artist Le Corbusier?

Le Corbusier is one of the greatest architects of the 20th century who built iconic buildings in France, Japan, and India. After the rampage of the Second World War, the cities of Europe and Japan required major renovations. Le Corbusier was a Swiss-born French architect who designed cities, built museums, etc., in a style we…

Explore the Breathtakingly Beautiful Iya Valley of Japan on This Bus Tour!

Iya Valley (祖谷渓) is a remote, picturesque valley hidden in the mountains of Tokushima (徳島). While it is renowned for its beauty, it is hard to access, especially for foreigners who can’t drive. Even for those who can, the drive through the narrow, winding mountain roads can be intimidating as it involves a fair amount…

Spend Golden Week in Tranquility at These 3 Less Crowded Destinations in Japan

Golden Week 2017 is almost here! It is the busiest holiday season in Japan which takes place from April 29 to May 5. It is a wonderful opportunity for people to take a break from work or go on a long vacation. During this time, several places are really crowded, particularly trains and airports. Regardless…

Enter the World of Music in these 5 Music Box Museums All Over Japan!

Music boxes have been popular for decades with children, collectors, and historians alike. Would you like to listen to the gentle music from a hundred years past? Or do you fancy making your own music box? Visit these music box museums in Japan and you can do both! 1. Kyoto Arashiyama Orgel Museum (京都嵐山オルゴール博物館), Kyoto…

Travel to the World of Teddy Bears at These 5 Museums in Japan

No one is too old to love teddy bears. What is it about a good cuddle with a teddy that gives you that magical sense of comfort? If you’re a teddy-loving fan, get transported into the world of soft toys at one of these five Japanese teddy museums! 1. Izu Teddy Bear Museum (伊豆テディベアミュージアム), Shizuoka…

Travel Back in Time to the Edo Period at this Museum in Osaka!

It is true that there are many historical buildings and monuments in the Kansai (関西) region alone or, in fact, throughout Japan. But how often do you get to stroll through a street with Edo period (江戸時代) buildings without the interference of a modern landscape? A visit to the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living…

Top 5 Places to Visit in Noda, the Most Underrated City in Chiba

Have you already been to many major sightseeing spots in Japan? Would you like to explore less touristy places where you can feel the genuine atmosphere of today’s Japanese life? Then I’d like to introduce you my lovely hometown, Noda (野田市), in Chiba Prefecture (千葉県), which offers its visitors many interesting and exciting things to…

Learn About the Production of Delicious Beer in 3 Breweries Near Tokyo

Tokyo is a city bustling with colleagues and friends carousing in drinking establishments that litter the streets of the capital. It’s thanks to Tokyo’s production of delicious beer that you’ll so often see those locals with a “nama” (draught beer) in hand. But if you’re on the search for the taste of fresh beer near…

Visiting Kyushu? Don’t Miss These 4 Locations in Oita Prefecture!

If you love hot springs (温泉) and beautiful scenery in Japan, Oita Prefecture (大分県) is the place to be. It is located on the eastern side of Kyushu (九州), which is a perfect spot to see and experience the earth’s powerful force beneath our feet. Japan is known for being located on the Ring of…