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  • Vending Machine Culture in Japan: Exploring Interesting Vending Machines in Tokyo and More

    Vending Machine Culture in Japan: Exploring Interesting Vending Machines in Tokyo and More

    Vending machines in Japan are everywhere – from anime shows to real-life streets.  In fact, as of 2022, there were about 3.97 million of them nationwide! Whether strolling through busy city centers or exploring quiet neighborhoods, you will encounter these handy machines offering all sorts of goodies. But what’s the big deal about vending machines in […]

  • Exploring the Magnificent Fushimi Inari Shrine: A Must-Visit Place in Kyoto

    Exploring the Magnificent Fushimi Inari Shrine: A Must-Visit Place in Kyoto

    Did you know that Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan, is said to have over 10,000 vibrant orange torii gates lining its pathways? As you stroll through this iconic Shinto shrine, you will immerse yourself in a world of spiritual significance and cultural beauty. The intricate details of each gate and the mystical atmosphere surrounding […]

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    Transport in Japan: Exploring Buses, Public Transportation, Railways, Bicycles, and Major Cities

    Did you know that Japan boasts one of the most punctual railway systems in the world, with an average delay of just 18 seconds per train? Whether you’re planning to explore the bustling streets of Tokyo or the serene temples of Kyoto, navigating Japan’s comprehensive transportation network can be an adventure in itself. From the […]

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    Exploring Japan: Prefecture and Regions of Japan

    Step into Japan’s vibrant mosaic, where every corner reveals a new facet of its rich tapestry. Spread across eight distinct regions, from the snow-capped peaks of Hokkaido to the warm, inviting shores of Okinawa, this nation is a testament to the harmonious blend of deep-rooted tradition and the pulse of contemporary life. Here, ancient temples […]

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    Travel Guide: Visiting Mount Koya (Koya, Mount Koya, Koyasan) – A Pilgrimage to the Spiritual Heart of Wakayama in Kansai, Japan

    Did you know that Mount Koya (Koyasan) is home to over 100 temples? This UNESCO World Heritage site’s serenity and rich history make it a must-visit destination. You’ll immerse yourself in a spiritual journey as you navigate the towering cedar trees and ancient tombstones. Stay tuned to discover the hidden gems and essential tips for […]

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    Valentine vs. White Day in Japan: What to Give on White Day

    Have you ever wondered what White Day in Japan is all about? It’s not just your average Valentine’s Day celebration in this culture. The concept of reciprocity and unique customs make White Day a fascinating tradition worth exploring. And when it comes to the gifts exchanged on this day, there’s a whole different set of […]

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    Golden Week in Japan 2024: Travel Tips for the Busiest Holiday

    Imagine arriving in Tokyo during Golden Week, only to realize that navigating the bustling streets and crowded attractions feels like a lone fish swimming against a powerful current. However, fear not, as this survival guide will equip you with essential strategies to endure and thrive during this peak holiday season in Japan. From insider tips […]

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    What Is Omikuji? All You Need To Know About Japanese Fortune Slips

    Omikuji is a traditional Japanese practice that involves receiving fortune slips in Shinto shrines. These slips are believed to provide guidance and insight into one’s future. If you’re curious about Omikuji, this article will give you all the information you need. Key Takeaways Photo by Kentaro Toma on Unsplash What Is Omikuji? Omikuji (御御籤/御神籤/おみくじ) is a […]

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    Best Things to Do in Setagaya: Top Activities and Attractions to Try During Your Trip to Setagaya, Tokyo

    Setagaya is a Tokyo neighborhood that has a lot to offer. From delicious local food to historical sites and cultural experiences, it has something for everyone. No matter if you love food, history, or nature, you can find plenty of activities and attractions to keep yourself entertained. In this article, we list the best things […]

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    What Is a Torii Gate?

    Torii gates are iconic structures that can often be found at the entrances of Shinto shrines in Japan. They have a long and fascinating history that dates back centuries. In this article, we explore the origins of these lovely gates. We also explain what they truly mean to the Japanese people. Let’s get started. Key […]

  • What Countries Use Chopsticks

    What Countries Use Chopsticks?

    Using chopsticks to eat pretty much any food is a real skill. Until you try eating food with chopsticks it really is impossible to understand just how tricky these eating utensils are. It takes a lot of practice to master the art of using chopsticks, and even then, you might find yourself struggling to eat […]

  • Best Castles In Japan

    Best Castles In Japan

    Japan is a country full of rich history and plenty of relics from its very long past. Pretty much anywhere you visit in Japan, you will find a museum, a landmark or some kind of historical site that shows you a little bit about the history of this amazing nation. Of course, one of these […]