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What are Yokai? Japanese Folklore Creatures

For summer nights, people like o hear some scary ghost stories. Here we explain the Japanese very unique legendary creatures 'Yokai', and where to find them.
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10 Best Historical Sites in Japan

In Japan, there are some places that can take you back to the Edo period or other era. Let's discover the famous/hidden historical sites throughout Japan!
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History of Japan: Showa Period (1926-1989)

The Showa Period is a relatively long period of time in the Japanese history marked by the events of the WOII and Japan's internationalisation. Read more about the eventful time in the Japanese history and where you can experience reminders of the 60 years of time.
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Modern History of Japan: From Late 19th Century to Present Day

What happened in the modern history of Japan? Here is a brief overview of Japanese history from the late Edo period to the present day.
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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!
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History of Japan: Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Taisho period is a short period between 1912 to 1926 in Japan. Many dramatic changes had been made across the political, economic and cultural fields during the period. In this article, we introduce the brief history of the Taisho period that gave a huge impact on Japanese lifestyle.
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7 Unique Elements of Japanese Traditional Architecture

Japanese traditional architecture is one of the most distinct features of Japanese culture and you can find unique elements of architecture in castles, temples, shrines, and also homes. But what is the meaning behind it and why the structure has been developed like that?
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Historical Sites in Yokohama

While it continues to develop as one of the most urbanized cities in Japan, it features impressive historical sites which has a modern and European atmosphere. Here are the best historical sites that you shouldn’t miss in Yokohama!
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Gunkanjima: History of Abandoned Island in Japan

Gunkanjima is an uninhabited island that is located approximately 17.5 km southwest of Nagasaki prefecture in Japan. It was once flourished as a center of coal mining, which brought a number of huge profits to the country. Now it's the popular tourist destination as an abandoned island.
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History of Japan: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

The Meiji Period (1886-1912) is widely seen as an important period of time in the Japanese history. In the period, the nation transformed its political, economical and social situation. In this article we will explain the history briefly and outline some important elements of the Meiji Period.
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