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Bathe in a teacup (and so much more) in this fascinating part of Japan!

After a bit of an "off the beaten path" experience from what other tourists might get in Japan, but still want to embrace the culture, art, and quirkiness this

Article by Colette English

Daisetsuzan National Park: Lake Shikaribetsu

Most of Daisetsuzan National park is located in northern Hokkaido but a sliver of it resides in eastern Hokkaido. That sliver is Lake Shikaribetsu. It is locate

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“Mottainai!” Culture

“Mottainai!” is a phrase in Japanese that means “What a waste!”. In Japan, being frugal is ingrained into the community and the culture, and in this article we will explore some of the sites that help make Japan the efficient and resourceful place it is.

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Snow monkeys - Japanese rarity

One of the rarities Japan can boast with is “snow monkeys” living in Nagano prefecture. The monkeys are Japanese macaques, a species vernacular to Japanese moun

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Showa Park - a spot of tranquility in the Tokyo suburbs

Being from Australia, and spending a sizeable amount of time in a smaller country town when I lived there, wide open spaces are my thing. They help me clear my

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Three mountains you can climb in Japan (other than Fuji!)

When you think of mountains and climbing in Japan, one comes to mind above all others - and that's Mt. Fuji. In saying that, maybe you're coming to Japan and yo

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