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What You Should Know Before Visiting Japanese Hot Springs

Onsen are something of an institution in Japan. An abundance of active volcanoes makes the country a hot spot (forgive me!) for natural springs of all types, drawing in city-dwellers from far and wide who are looking to escape the rat race and relax. If you’re thinking of visiting onsen during your trip to Japan, …

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Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Tableware

A Guide to Japanese Tableware Have you ever sat down at a traditional Japanese meal and not known what each bowl is for and where your cutlery was? The Japanese have a large array of tableware and if you haven’t done your research it can be hard to know what goes where and why you …

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Japanese Kimono: The Ultimate Summer Style Staple

Find Your Perfect Japanese Kimono for Summer With summer finally here, it’s officially Japanese Kimono season. Despite originating from Japan, Kimonos have become widely popular worldwide. Kimonos are the perfect summer style staple because of their lightweight material, bold and beautiful designs and their laid-back elegance. A Short History of the Japanese Kimono If you …

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A Golden Celebration of Children in Japan

Golden Week is the one of the biggest events in Japan’s annual calendar and consists of a week-long celebration of four national holidays which reflect upon Japanese history. During this week, many Japanese people take to the road and gather together to celebrate with their families. If you plan to visit Japan during Golden Week …

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