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Ise Shima's Ama Divers

You may recognize Mie Prefecture as the home of Ise Jingu, Japan’s main Shinto shrine. But this year, the Ise Shima area is taking center stage and hosting the

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Run Tokyo: 6 of the best spots for seeing the city on two feet!

Planning a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, and intending to fill up on all the tasty food this country has to offer? If you're trying to balance that with s

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Naruto Whirlpools - an amazing natural phenomenon

I experienced one natural wonder that I hadn't seen anywhere else in the world before on a road trip in Japan, and that is the Naruto Whirlpools.

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Story of the torii

Let's learn something about the Torii gates! You've probably seen them. You've probably passed through them!

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3 easy on-the-go snacks you can find at just about every convenience store!

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For the love of furoshiki

If you have visited Japan, chances are that you have seen many kimonos and yukatas; people wearing them, especially in cities such as Kyoto, or during a summer

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