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Okinawa’s Shuri Castle Destroyed in a Fire

*information as of October 31st, 2019, 3 pm Japan time by Zoria Petkoska On October 31st, 2019, Japan woke up to some heartbreaking news – Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Japan’s designated national treasures has burnt almost to the ground during the night. The castle had recently completed renovations and…

Check the Lights and Sounds at the Summer 2016 Kyoto Light Festival!

With a number of festivals occurring in Japan every year, not everyone can keep count of all the glorious events. Whether big or small, Japanese festivals are one of the things to look forward to in every region that makes the event worthwhile. Kyoto, one of the most visited cities in Japan, will be bringing…

Feeling Adventurous? Put On Your Hiking Boots and Head for Mt. Fuji This Summer!

With the arrival of summer which includes events and festivals such as Marine Day (Umi no Hi), Japanese Festival of the Dead (Obon), and the summer vacation for students, many people in Japan will be heading outdoors especially to the mountains and beaches. As Japan’s most iconic mountain, Mt. Fuji is a popular choice for…