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Discover the Beauty of San’in, the Hidden Treasure of Japan!

Traveling to Japan is fun, but it can be easy to stay within the different cities connected by bullet trains as it is conveniently reasonable and less-time consuming. However, the best-kept secrets are usually situated far from the main cities, which means you need to get off trains and do some good old-fashioned exploring! One…

Experience These 3 Ways To Transform Yourself Into a Japanese Warrior!

Have you ever watched old fashioned action movies and wished you could be a hero just like them? I know I always do. I love watching martial arts movies where the heroes save the day, and ride horses and forge their own special weapons. So when I came to Japan, I was determined to turn…

Now You Can Try Yabusame (Japanese Mounted Archery) From the Back of a Taxi?

Ever thought of doing the traditional Yabusame (mounted archery) from the back of a taxi? You can now try it with a special 2-day archery course being offered by Sanwa Kotsu, a Japanese Taxi Company which has been expanding its business in the country over the past few years. The course will give the participants…

Yabusame Lesson: Learn to ride and shoot like a samurai!

If you want to try a different and exciting cultural experience in Japan then why not spend a day learning to shoot a bow from horseback just like a samurai? You can do this by taking a Yabusame lesson! ikke.hatenablog.jp// Author’s photo Yabusame is a traditional form of mounted archery where competitors shoot arrows at…

Yabusame: the Traditional Japanese Mounted Archery

Do you know that mounted warriors have existed in Japan for more than 1,500 years? Yes, it has been a long time indeed, dating back to the Kamakura period. The need for it arose when Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder of Kamakura Shogunate, became concerned with the skill levels of his samurais. He was alarmed with…