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Article by Lauren Shannon

Summer Obon in Japan: Ghosts, Fire and Dancing

Ghost stories and spirits walking the earth; summer 'Obon' season is upon us in Japan. Officially starting this week, Obon, to outsiders  seems like a summer ho

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Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival

The Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival is held every year in August at Meiji Jingu Gaien Park.

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Neighborhood in Ishikawa

Kanazawa

Historical temples and shrines, onsen (hot springs), traditional architecture and breathtaking nature are some of Kanazawa's most popular attractions. Known as

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Enjoy the fun game of breaking watermelons during Summer in Japan

When summer comes, everyone eagerly waits for the juicy, red and big watermelons to come home. There is no great pleasure on a warm summer day than cutting a wa

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Sight in Hyogo

Tocen Goshoboh

The prestigious Goshoboh is located in Japan’s historic Arima Onsen hot-spring village, which is renowned for its unique thermal properties. The building itself

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Sight in Okinawa

Okashi Goten | Onna Branch

Okinawa is famous for their purple sweet potato tarts🍠, and if you visit you will likely see these little tarts in pretty little boxes adorning the storefronts of every shop you see. The special thing about this venue is that it is the only place in Okinawa that you can make your own tart👩🏻‍🍳!

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Sight in Tokyo

Oriental Bazaar

Located in the hip district of Omotesando, the Oriental Bazaar offers three floors of all things Japanese souvenirs. 😍

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Sight in Tokyo

G.C. Press GINZA

G.C. Press is a popular brand of high-end stationary found in many department stores across Japan. Their collections mainly reflect seasons and include envelopes and letter paper of all shapes and sizes. Their seals(stickers) are high quality and are usually 250 yen for 10 pieces. This shop is the brand's main branch and has a wider collection than the limited collection from department stores.

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A Coffee Tour of Nakameguro

Nakameguro has made a name for itself as the coffee hub of Tokyo. With a number of cafes situated along the Meguro river (including the world's largest Starbucks!), this is definitely an area for coffee lovers to explore.

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Tottori

Tottori prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast is best known for its sand dunes (Tottori Sakyu) and Sand Sculpture Museum. The spiritual center of mountain wor

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Sight in Tokyo

Pokémon Café

Pokémon fans unite! ⚡️Enjoy a 90 minute meal with your fav pokemons at the Pokémon Café in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

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Ibaraki

If you're a nature person, you’ll fall in love with Ibaraki, a scenic coastal prefecture northeast of Tokyo. With up to 15% of its land area dedicated to natura

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Wakayama

Koyasan (Mount Koya) is the heart and soul of Wakayama Prefecture. Koyasan is the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism, founded by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) in the year 885

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Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi is on the westernmost tip of Honshu, and because of its proximity, historically it has been an important center of cultural exchange with the Korean P

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Nagano

Surrounded on all four sides by 3000+ meter tall mountains, Nagano prefecture is called the “Roof of Japan.” The 1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics were hoste

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Ishikawa

Ishikawa prefecture is a small, thin prefecture on the western coast of the Honshu island, next to the Sea of Japan. It is closer to Tokyo than Kyoto, making it

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Oita

Oita is sometimes called the “Nara of the West”. It is located in the northeast of Kyushu and is best known for the city of Beppu which has more onsen (hot spri

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Iwate

Iwate is the prefecture with the largest landmass in Japan. It is on the Pacific coast in the northern Tohoku region. The capital city Morioka is famous for its

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Miyazaki

Miyazaki prefecture is on the southeastern side of Kyushu and is known for its majestic mountains and rugged coastal scenery. Surfing has grown in popularity he

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Tochigi

Tochigi is famed for its onsen (hot springs), ski resorts and large natural parks. Approximately 21% of the prefecture is designated as parks. Its capital, Utsu