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Japanesepod101 for Learning Japanese

Thinking about learning a few phrases before your trip to Japan? Japanesepod101 might be just what you need! There are thousands of lessons from Absolute Beginner to Advanced levels. Read more

Arimatsu Shibori Festival

Indigo Dyeing, called shibori, is a 1300 year old cultural art that involves many techniques. Read more

Best Backpack for Japan Travel

The best backpack for Japan travel is 40 liters, or smaller, and waterproof. The style and brand are not that important. Instead, I suggest focusing on comfort and practicality.

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Hikone Castle

Hikone Castle is one of only five castles in Japan designated as a national treasure. The other castles include Himeji, Matsumoto, Inuyama, and Matsue. Read more

Seki Japan

Seki, Japan is a very small town in the countryside of Gifu prefecture, just north of Nagoya city. It is most well-known for its sword manufacturing during the samurai era. Read more

Dotonbori Osaka Walk

Dotonbori is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Osaka. The street runs next to the Dotonbori Canal and is known for shopping, dining, entertainment, pop culture, and street food.
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Yoshino Cherry Blossoms

Yoshino in Nara Prefecture is one of the best spots to see cherry blossom in Japan. With over 30,000 cherry blossom trees lining Mount Yoshino, the view is spectacular. Many say it’s the best area in Japan to see cherry blossoms. Read more

Yamazaki River Cherry Blossoms

Today, we’re going to look at some beautiful cherry blossoms. We’re at the Yamazaki River in Nagoya. It is one of the top 100 best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan. Read more

Tokoname

Tokoname is located south of Nagoya city, on the west coast of the Chita Peninsula. This quiet coastal village came to prominence during the Edo period for its prized clay used to make high-quality ceramics.
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Is There a Lot of Walking in Japan?

Today we are answering the question, “Is there a lot of walking in Japan?” Read more