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Riding the Steam Locomotive Train SL PALEO – Now the Rugby WC2019 & Sake Train!

by Zoria Petkoska Author’s Photo Puffing and smoking, the SL Paleo Express pulls into Kumagaya station and it seems we’ve all found ourselves in a time slip. Yet, that very time slip magic is what people come for every weekend – some riding the train, some waiting along the tracks to see it passing. Some…
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Saitama City: A place where sport and culture unite

  Heading to Kumagaya Stadium during your time at the Rugby World Cup this year? Saitama City is just a stone’s throw away, and it’s a great destination for sports fanatics looking to explore a local, welcoming city—one that loves sports as much as they do. Saitama City is just a 40-minute train ride from…

Aboard the sake train: A locomotive treat awaits rugby visitors to Saitama

Rugby World Cup host city Kumagaya is offering international rugby fans the chance to sample Japanese sake while riding on its scenic mountain train, the SL Paleo Express. The SL Paleo Express is a steam locomotive that runs through Chichibu between Kumagaya City and Chichibu City in Saitama Prefecture. From September 1 through October 14,…
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Check Out Japan`s 5 Great Sakura Trees to Visit This Spring!

Cherry blossom, or sakura (桜), is a national treasure in Japan. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Japanese people and tourists flock to cherry blossom viewing areas for hanami (花見) or flower viewing parties. This is not a new trend as flower viewing has been a pastime for many eras. Transport yourself to the hanami…
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11 Aizome(Japan Blue) Products That You Should Get From Japan as Souvenir!

Japan, has long held the art of all natural indigo dyeing called Aizome 藍染め. Though many other countries have been producing indigo dye around the same time with some even much earlier, the Japanese’s method is unique in the sense that it uses sukumo (fermented Polygonum leaves). This over 1400 years of history art of…

Visit the Japanese Museum Dedicated Solely to Pears!

The Chugoku region of Japan, especially the San’in area, is one of the most beautiful and interesting places in Japan with curious landscapes and several nice cities. San’in is a vast region with an area of 11,680 sq. km comprising the Tottori and Shimane prefectures which are famous for agriculture and commerce. Due to its…

Quickly Reserve Your Seat at One of Japan’s Detective Conan Themed Cafés!

Detective Conan (名探偵コナン) is one of Japan’s most famous anime and manga series, known in a lot of countries all around the world. On 15th April 2017, the new movie The Crimson Love Letter (名探偵コナン から紅の恋歌 – Japanese only) will be released in Japanese theaters. It is perfectly timed for the special Conan-themed cafés that…

20 Pools in Japan You Need to Visit in Summer 2018!

Shortly after spring has sprung and the sakura have all fallen from the trees, people in Japan start to feel hungry for summer! The heat can be brutal, particularly in big cities, and the humidity level is quite high! So whether you’re visiting or living in Japan, why not join the locals and discover just…