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5 Hidden Gems in Okinawa You May Not Have Heard Of

Okinawa is a popular tourist spot among both domestic and foreign tourists. It boasts of well-known attractions such as Churaumi Aquarium and Shuri Castle. In […]

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5 Interesting Places to Pick Up a Book in Japan

In the words of Jorge Luis Borges, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library”. Here are some places in Japan […]

Snapshot: Mochitsuki (mochi-making) Festival

Mochi is a delicacy in Japan made from glutinous rice and its¬†popularity goes beyond the shores of Japan as countries like Taiwan and Singapore also […]

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8 Reasons To Visit the Nezu Shrine in Tokyo

1. It has a long history While the current shrine¬†grounds has “only” been around since the mid-1600s (it was previously located in nearby Sendagi), its […]

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The “Thousand Yen View” in Fuji Five Lakes Area

The 1000 yen bank note is probably the currency denomination that you find yourself using the most in Japan. What you might vaguely recall about […]