Located in the southwestern foothills of Mount Fuji in the city Fujinomiya, Fujisan Sengen Shrine a regionally important shrine and head shrine of over 1300 Sengen and Asama shrines across Japan. Originally built over a millennium ago for the protection against a volcanic eruption, the Fujisan Sengen Shrine is also one of the […]

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Also known as the Beer King, Takahashi Ryutaro was not only instrumental in the business development and growth of beer in Japan but also he became the Minister of International Trade and Industry and one of the most prominent faces to the post-war economic revival of Japan. […]

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Located in the heart of Uchiko’s historic district, Take Kobo (Take-Kōbō) is a bamboo workshop where you can find some of finest bamboo products such as bags, saucers, chairs and even bamboo made chopsticks. […]

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Located in Sakai district of Sakata, Somaro is a hub of Japanese culture where you can enjoy the beauty of Japanese traditional dance performed by two Maikos in one of the city's most beautiful traditional houses. [...]

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Also known at the Kamihaga residence, the Uchiko Wax museum is the birthplace and former workshop of the Kamihaga family and their Japanese Wax empire. Unlike many other wax manufacturers around the world, the Uchiko Kamihaga family wax was in fact pure vegetal wax coming from sumac tree berries and mainly used in candles, […]

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Founded in 1822 by Kanjiro, the ninth head of the Tamura family, the Tamura Shuzoujou is one Japan’s most respected sake breweries. They have been making fine sake for more than a century. Today’s video will give you all the chance to have a tour of the Tamura Shuzoujou sake brewery […]

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The Museum Work & Life of Merchants in central Uchiko (Ehime) shows exhibits from the late Edo era to the Meiji era. There is an authentic reproduction of a drugstore full of medicine and sundry items on the shelves, complete with the old signboard over the shop. In the exhibition visitors can enjoy […]

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Bridging Tokyo Bay, Koto and the man-made island Wakasu, the Tokyo Gate Bridge was first opened in February 2012. Also called the “Dinosaur Bridge” due to its unusual shape, the Tokyo Gate Bridge is a 2.6km long truss bridge which allow, around 32,000 vehicles daily to cross one part of Tokyo to another [...]

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Built in 1916 during the Taisho period, the Uchiko Za Theater is a kabuki theater located in the center of the city of Uchiko in Ehime (Shikoku).  Not maintained for many years, the city of Uchiko and many locals, decided in 1982 to restore the Za Theater and give the place a second chance. […]

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We’ve covered Shibuya many times in the past.  We’ve made a short walking tour video before of the area, but we have to admit that we are fascinated by the place and we could not resist shooting yet another walking video of Shibuya, this time in winter! We hope you will enjoy this new […]

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Just two days after the Toka Machi Market at Hikawa Shrine, the city of Saitama holds the Juninichi-Machi Market each December 12th. Started around the Meiji period (from 1868 to 1912). The Juninichi-Machi Market with the Tsuki Shrine as it center, features more than 800 street stalls selling everything from food to good luck rakes […]

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An hour and half away by plane from Tokyo, Uchiko City, located in Ehime prefecture is a hidden gem that can only be found in Japan. While we have a lot coming up for you about Uchiko in the coming few weeks, we wanted to start this video tour of this wonderful city with […]

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