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  • Japan Safe Travel Information

    Japan Safe Travel Information

    Latest Japan Travel News: The number of coronavirus infections reported in Japan reached 240,954 as of January 3, 2021. Japan is currently restricting entry to people who have visited to these Restricted area/regions within the last 14 days unless there are special circumstances. Borders are closed and has no restrictions […]

     
     
  • 14 Famous Samurai in Japan | Japanese History

    14 Famous Samurai in Japan | Japanese History

    The samurai are a key element of Japanese culture and history. Samurai does not just describe a kind of solider, but a social caste. The samurai class arose in the 12th century and lasted until the 1870s. The samurai were a hereditary caste that held a great deal of political […]

     
     
  • 7 Most Beautiful Lakes in Tohoku

    7 Most Beautiful Lakes in Tohoku

    Tohoku is a rural region located in Japan’s northwest. It is far wilder than many other regions, with fewer of the high-tech city centers that Japan is known for and a great many beautiful landscapes. If you are looking to see the best of Tohoku, you can often find it […]

     
     
  • 8 Best Ski Resorts in Nagano Prefecture

    8 Best Ski Resorts in Nagano Prefecture

    Home to the 1998 Winter Olympics, Nagano is a skier’s dream. Nagano’s incredible slopes are only a short train and bus ride from Tokyo, making it an ideal location for international travelers. Nagano is home to great ski trails for every skill level of skier or snowboarder, from first-timers to […]

     
     
  • Where to Shop in Sapporo | Hokkaido Guide

    Where to Shop in Sapporo | Hokkaido Guide

    Sapporo is one of the finest cities in Japan for shopping. Here is a guide to the best shopping spots in Sapporo! A lot of tourists visit Sapporo throughout the year. They spend their time on exploring the city’s iconic landmarks, delicious foods and of course the popular shopping centers […]

     
     
  • 10 Best Japanese Romance Novels

    10 Best Japanese Romance Novels

    Japanese culture is one of high romance, both historical and modern. The unique challenges of Japanese romance heroes and heroines hold up to those of Western romances such as Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre, but they offer a unique setting and window into a world that is very new […]

     
     
  • 10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage around Tokyo

    10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage around Tokyo

    As the seasons turn, the leaves in many parts of the world change color. Nowhere is this more celebrated in Japan, where autumn leaf viewing occurs every season, often accompanied by festivals. In Tokyo, the center of much of Japanese culture, autumn leaf viewing can be enjoyed all around the […]

     
     
  • 8 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Nagano

    8 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Nagano

    Fall foliage viewing has a long tradition in Japan. In Nagano, one of the prefectures located in central Honshu, the forested, mountainous wilderness provides unique places to see the leaves turn color. Nagano is more sparsely populated than many other areas in Japan. The rugged mountains hosted the 1998 Winter […]

     
     
  • 6 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Hiroshima

    6 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Hiroshima

    Autumn in Japan is something truly special. The autumn leaves are unlike any you’ll see in the world. There is a long Japanese tradition of autumn-leaf viewing. In Hiroshima prefecture, the natural beauty of its temples, gorges, and gardens is a perfect setting to see the many fiery colors of […]

     
     
  • Difference between Geisha and Maiko

    Difference between Geisha and Maiko

    Geisha and Maiko are often confused aspects of Japanese culture. They are both some of the most long-standing examples of Japanese tradition and culture. Both are still practiced arts today, unlike the once-contemporary samurai. Geisha/Geiko are icons of Japan. These beautiful, well-dressed women are entertainers, dancing, playing games, pouring drinks, […]

     
     
  • Mount Takao | Tokyo Guide

    Mount Takao | Tokyo Guide

    Life in Tokyo is busy and loud. Tokyo is one of the most modern cities in the world and, while quite beautiful, it can get tiring to see the constant lights and buildings. If you are staying Tokyo for any amount of time, why not go visit the Japanese wilderness […]

     
     
 
 

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