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When is Golden Week in Japan 2024?: Travel Tips for Long Weekends

Golden Week is a long holiday week in Japan in May. It's the best time to travel around Japan, but it's better if you know the tips to travel efficiently!

What is Shinto? Finding the Japanese Religion in Everyday Life

Shinto (or Shintoism) is a major religion in Japan. Even though people in Japan are not religious, Shinto is rooted deeply in daily lives without realizing it. In this article, we explained the concept and history of Shinto and where to find these beliefs in Japan, even in the popular Ghibli films.

How to Celebrate Children’s Day in Japan

On May 5th, it's Children's Day in Japan. It is deeply connected to Shinto and traditional custom wishing for a good health and happiness for children.
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10 Off the Beaten Path Places in Japan

For your next travel, let's avoid the crowd and head to the beautiful off the beaten path places around Japan!
Places to visit in Japan

Canada, Germany and Netherlands? 11 Unique Theme Parks to Travel around the World in Japan

Canada, Germany and Netherlands? There are unique theme parks which recreated the townscape of other countries in Japan.

Koenji Awa Odori Festival And Related Events

Koenji Awa Odori Festival is a popular 2-day festival taking place in August. In this article we'll explain the history of the event and explain how you can learn the Awa Odori yourself!

History of Japan: Heian Period (794-1185)

Heian period (794-1185) is considered as a turning point in Japan for cultural and political aspects. Here we introduce a brief history of the Heian Period!

Maiko, Apprentice Geisha in Japan

The glorious world of Maiko looks perfect, but becoming Maiko is another story. Years of hard work and strict training, what process should it take to become Maiko, teenage apprentice Geisha in Kyoto?

What Are Elementary Schools Like in Japan?

When you look at what Japanese elementary schools look like, you will understand the Japanese culture and custom more clearly. Since JET programme, the English teaching program is a very popular way to move to Japan for internationals, this article is a good start to understand the unique system of Japanese elementary school.

5 Hidden Buddha Statues “Hibutsu” in Japan

Hibutsu literally means secret (hidden) Buddha statues that are only opened to the public for limited times. Here're 5 beautiful Hibutsu that you can see relatively easier in Japan.
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