History

Places to visit in Japan

Best Tourist Spots in Kurashiki

Kurashiki is a beautiful town in Okayama prefecture that is famous for having an Edo period atmosphere. Check out some of the best tourist spots in Kurashiki!
Culture

A Guide to Japanese Knives and Why They Are the Best

You may have heard about the world famous Japanese knives. But what makes them so amazing? Here is our guide to Japanese knives and why they are so exceptional.
History

10 Common Japanese Surnames

There are a lot of different surnames in Japan, and a lot of them sound pretty similar. Let's learn more about where common Japanese surnames came from and what they mean!
Travel tips

10 Books to Read Before Coming to Japan

This article talks about 10 of the best books to read before taking a trip to Japan. From culture to history to language, we have you covered with useful books.
Customs

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!
Places to visit in Japan

The 3 Castles By The Sea in Japan

Many beautiful castles can be found throughout Japan, but these castles are often lesser-known. Visit three stunning castles located by the sea.
Kyushu

Dejima: Visit The Historical Trading Port in Nagasaki

Dejima, a man-made small island in Nagasaki, is a historical site that used to be a part of trading port in 17th-19th century. Let’s learn more about its intriguing history and what you can still see at Dejima today!
Tours and Workshop

What is Samurai and Where to Experience Bushido in Japan

Here you can find a brief history of samurai and understand its role, and how they became so powerful in Japan. We will also introduce the basic concept of Bushido, the way of the samurai and the best experiences that you can find in Japan!
Places to visit in Tokyo

Tokyo Imperial Palace: All You Need to Know

As a popular and historic tourist attraction in Tokyo, Imperial Palace is visited by numerous visitors all year round. The current Imperial Palace is built on the former Edo Castle grounds and is surrounded by a moat and large stone walls. It contains several buildings, including some residences for the Imperial Family. It will be impossible to visit these parts of the park-like area, but there are many ways to enjoy the palace buildings and parts of the grounds.
History

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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