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Discover These Two Underrated Landmarks in Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya is one of the more famous cities to travel to in Japan, but’s not the only place where you can find interesting spots in Aichi Prefecture. Located in central Japan, Aichi was the center of the Sengoku period and is considered “The Land of the Samurai.” In fact, the three unifiers of Japan, Oda…

Disturbingly Cute? Here Are 3 ‘Kimo-Kawaii’ Japanese Characters!

If you think something is disgusting, frightening, gross, or otherwise disturbing, say a lecherous businessman or Fuji-Q Highland’s haunted house, you can call it “kimoi” or sometimes “kimo.” This comes from the longer phrase “kimochi ga warui” (気持ちが悪い), which means to have a “bad feeling.” If something is cute, you can say “kawaii” (かわいい), which…

Takisanji Oni Matsuri: Watch the Blaze as the Locals Chase Away Goblins!

The Takisanji Oni Matsuri is held at Takisanji Temple every February and it normally takes place on a Saturday closest to the date of the Lunar New Year. For the 2016 festival, it will be held on February 13th. This festival is also called the ‘Ogre Fire Festival’ and it is a totally fun event…