Japan is full of amazing small and unique matsuris, or festivals. Kinusaki City Kebesu fire festival is by far one of the most interesting Matsuri we had the chance to see. [...]

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The Dotonbori area in Osaka needs no introduction. It’s one of Japan's most famous tourist destinations thanks to its unique and frankly, gaudy neons. Dotonbori is one spot you should not miss when traveling in Japan. [...]

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Located in the south part of Hokkaido in the town of Noboribetsu Onsen, the Hell Valley, also known as Jigokudani, is divided in into two amazing natural wonders. Jigokudani and Oyunuma. Oyunuma Pound a sulfurous pond with a surface temperature of 50 degrees Celsius [...]

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Jigokudani or Hell Valley is one of the most stunning scenic areas of Noboribetsu in southern Hokkaido. Located just above the Noboribetsu Onsen village, Jigokudani displays hot steam vents, sulfurous streams and other volcanic activity. It's the main source of water for the Onsen village! While beautiful all year […]

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Shizuoka’s Izu Peninsula is a trove of amazing scenic spots often ignored or forgotten by both Japanese and foreign tourists. Today we would like to give you a unique chance to enjoy the Majestic Mount Fuji from one of Shizuoka’s secret spots : Osezaki Cap [...]

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Ukai is a traditional fishing method using trained cormorants to catch river fish such as Ayu also known as sweetfish. Ukai cormorant fishing has been around for over 1300 years, most prominently along the Nagaragawa River in Gifu City [...]

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Also known as the Amasagi Village Amasagimura (Akita), is a small yet extremely interesting museum. A collection of old farmhouses and samurai residences from the area have been moved from their original location and preserved in Amasagimura. [...]

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Shiogama, located in Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku, is one of Japan's most important fishing ports and one of the busiest fish processing centers in the country. Shiogama Fish Market with its 140 stalls, is a very popular fish market and offers the best seafood all year long to both […]

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We’ve covered Asakusa Senso-ji temple (also known as Asakusa Kannon temple) extensively in the past by day. Today however, we wanted to give you the chance to enjoy this gorgeous temple like very few people are used to seeing it, at night! [...]

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Throughout the Edo period, Kubota Castle, located in the prefecture of Akita (northern Japan), was home to the Satake clan, daimyo of Kubota Domain, rulers of northern Dewa Province. Reassigned to Dewa Province from the clan's ancestral territories by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1602, Satake Yoshinobu immediately started the construction […]

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Located in the mountainside of Akita and in the famous Nyuto Onsen area, a conglomerate of several hot springs resorts, Kuroyo Onsen is a magnificent Onsen resort that was first established during Edo period. Whether you are staying for the night or just want to spend there a few hours […]

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Goshado, the central hall of Akagami Shrine, is thought to have been built around 1710. The shrine is composed of a total of five structures.  The main structure in the middle enshrines Akagami. As such it is one of the rarest sites associated with the ancient Akagami Gongen worship. [...]

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