History

History

History of Japan: The Jomon Period (13,000–300 BC)

Who were the first inhabitants of Japan, where did they come from, and where did they go? Welcome to the world of the Jomon period!
History

Place Names In Japan: What Do They Mean? 

You probably know some famous place names in Japan like Tokyo and Kyoto right? But do you know what they actually mean? Find out more here!
Culture

10 Of The Largest and Most Popular Japanese Companies

Japanese companies have had a huge impact on and brought amazing innovative products to the world. Here are 10 of the largest and most popular Japanese companies!
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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!
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