Okinawa Castles

Okinawa Castles
Okinawa, formerly known as the Ryukyu Kingdom, existed as a separate and independent nation-state from Japan. The Kagoshima Domain from the Japanese mainland invaded these islands in 1609 and shortly..
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Daruma Dolls

Daruma Dolls
Home > Products > Daruma Dolls Daruma Dolls Daruma dolls – just about everyone has seen one of them at least once in their lifetime, even if they have never even traveled to Japan before. But what exactly are they? We will reveal this, along with their meaning, history, and where you can buy them. Table of Contents What are daruma dolls? How are they […]
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Bunkyo Tsutsuji Matsuri

Bunkyo Tsutsuji Matsuri
Home > Travel > Tokyo Travel Guide > Festivals > Bunkyo Tsutsuji Matsuri Bunkyo Tsutsuji Matsuri Tokyo is undoubtedly famous for many things – but not many realize that it’s also a great destination for flower viewing. The Bunko Tsutsuji Matsuri is but one of many such flower viewing events held throughout the year. Keep reading to find out when, where, and how to attend. […]
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The Tedako Festival

The Tedako Festival
Home > Travel > Okinawa Travel Guide > Festivals > Tedako Festival The Tedako Festival The Urasoe Tedako Matsuri is an Okinawan festival that takes place over two days each year in Urasoe City in October. The celebrations are held to honor the three royal king descendants – one of them being King Tedako (also known as the son of the sun), who ruled over […]
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Habushu

Habushu
If you have never seen it before, you have probably heard about it. Habushu, or habu sake and Okinawan snake wine as some call it, is not your average Japanese alcohol beverage..
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Wagashi

Wagashi
Learn more about the different types of plant based wagashi, where to buy them and how easy it is to make them yourself at home.
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Onsen Tours

Onsen Tours
Having someone guide you through an onsen experience is of tremendous help which is why we have compiled this list of onsen tours for you to choose from.
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Kokeshi Dolls

Kokeshi Dolls
Kokeshi dolls are wood figurines that can represent humans and animals. We will take a look at their history, how they are made and where you can buy them.
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The Best Japanese Tea Sets

The Best Japanese Tea Sets
The Japanese have spent many centuries perfecting the art of growing high quality tea and what better way is there to enjoy it than with an authentic Japanese tea set?
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Bonsai Pots

Bonsai Pots
Many bonsai beginners put all of their focus on the tree and not enough on the actual pot when in actual fact the pot plays a major role in the overall aesthetics of the tree. Here we will..
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