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Coming of Age Day in Japan

There are many national holidays throughout the year in Japan but this one is very important. Find out more about this traditional holiday and how it's celebrated!
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What is Hinamatsuri? How to Celebrate Girl’s Day in Japan 2022

March 3rd is Hinamatsuri Festival, which is often translated as Girl's Day or Doll's Day in Japan. Here we explain what it is, how to celebrate it and where to see gorgeous Hina dolls in Japan!
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Traditional Wisdom to Survive the Japanese Summer

Summer heat in Japan can be unbearable due to its humidity and high temperature. But fear not, let us introduce to you how to survive Japanese summer, Japanese style!
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Traditional Japanese Events: What is Obon Week?

Obon week in mid August is a annual holiday where people remember their deceased ancestors. It is also one of Japan's three major holiday seasons. Here we explain everything you need to know about Obon week!
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The 10 Best Private (Tattoo Friendly) Onsen in Japan

Onsen (hot spring) is a big part of Japanese culture that you can enjoy during your stay in Japan. However, if you have tattoos, you may find it difficult to find tattoo-friendly onsen since it's strictly forbidden. In this article, we listed the best private onsen in Japan for those who have tattoos!
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All About the Japanese Bathing Culture – and the best places to go near Tokyo!

Taking a bath is s very popular Japanese custom that plays an important role in the Japanese culture. Many Japanese take a bath on a daily basis. Here we'll go over the meaning of a bath, the history and the differences between a sento and an onsen.
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What is Setsubun? Traditional Bean-Throwing Event in February

Setsubun is one of the traditional events in Japan in February. In this article, we will explain about the history of Setsubun and things to do on that day!
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Traditional Wedding Ceremony in Japan

We explain everything you need to know about the Japanese traditional wedding ceremony including what to wear, rules and what rituals to follow!
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Seven Lucky Gods Pilgrimage: New Year’s Tradition in Japan

Seven Lucky Gods are an eclectic group of deities from Japan, India, and China which originated from Shinto, Buddhism and Hinduism. Seven Lucky Gods Pilgrimage aka Shichifukujin Meguri in Japanese is a New Year tradition in Japan. Visit temples to collect seven stamps and it is said to bring in good fortune and blessing throughout the year.
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Traditional Japanese Clothing and Accessories

Kimono is the most well-known but there're more to learn. We introduce a wide range of Japanese traditional fashion and accessories.
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