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  • 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, […]

     
     
 
 

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