As of 2021, Adam Jones is the only foreign Bonsai Master that owns and operates a Bonsai Garden in Japan. Becoming a Bonsai Master in Japan is not an easy task even for the most skillful Japanese culture enthusiasts. Being a foreigner makes it even more challenging yet […]

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Kominka are Japanese traditional folk houses. Usually made of wood, clay, straw, and bamboo, Kominka were as spartan as you can imagine yet many survive in the Japanese countryside. While they have always been the center of interest of those Japanese people keen on reliving the past [...]

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In the south of Japan’s island of Kyushu lies Oita prefecture. Famous for its many onsens and a thermal pool (Hell of Beppu), Oita is a unique destination. We will help you discover what we believe are the top priorities when visiting. [...]

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Limiting Tokyo nights to the crazy neon lights of Shinjuku or Shibuya is not giving justice to the beauty of the city itself. Just a few train stations away from those two big names you will find some quiet places such as the area between Meguro-Ku & Setagaya-ku, [...]

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Every year, around Mt Fuji, shrines celebrate the beginning of the Mt Fuji climbing route season. Mt. Fuji is both a majestic natural landmark and also a sacred site for Shintoism since at least the 7th century. [...]

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Kawazu district in Shizuoka is not only famous for its gorgeous early blooming sakura, but also for its many onsens and gorgeous series of waterfalls named : Kawazu Seven Waterfalls. As you must have guessed, there is not one, but a series of seven different waterfalls […]

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Having been a port since the medieval times, Shukunegi went through a prosperous 17th century brought about by the Sado Kinzan Gold Mine. It was developed as a kitamaebune (a famous shipping route from the Edo period) port of call for the merchant shipping industry. [...]

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Today’s video is quite unusual as we are not featuring a location per se, but instead we will offer you the opportunity to follow our host from Ise-Shima area through a contemplative experience where they will both guide us by sea and by land around the Ise-Shima area.

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Located in southern Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Taisha was established before the move of Japan's capital to Kyoto in 794. It is the most important Japanese Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Famous for its thousands of vermilion red Torii gates accessible 24/7 and leading […]

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Founded around 1,900 years ago by legendary Prince Yamato Takeru, Nezu shrine is an important and very popular spiritual place near Tokyo. Each year, from April to May people can roam one of Tokyo's most beloved attractions. A garden path goes through the beautiful colors of almost 3,000 azalea […]

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Obuchi Sasaba is one of the most famous green tea fields in the world. Thanks to its unique scenery, Obuchi Sasaba attracts millions of visitors every year and also happens to be the location of choice for many TV, movies, and advertising crews. [...]

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Erected where the Japanese Saint Nichiren supposedly died in 1282, Ikegami Honmon-ji has since been the administrative headquarters, as well as the training and living quarters, of the Nichiren Shu followers. It’s also a famous cherry blossom spot around the amazing temple and pagoda. [...]

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