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Japan is an extraordinary country that is home to ancient traditions and ever-changing fads. Its complex culture is steeped in thousand-year beliefs, yet adapts to an influx of technological developments and trends. Although Japan’s roots were…… more

Japan is an extraordinary country that is home to ancient traditions and ever-changing fads. Its complex culture is steeped in thousand-year beliefs, yet adapts to an influx of technological developments and trends. Although Japan’s roots were partly influenced from traditional Chinese culture, Japan has since given birth to its own special traits that are distinctly Japanese. From multiple religions coexisting with one another, to mouthwatering cuisine, elegant gardens, traditional sports, cherry blossoms, to manga & anime, Japan constantly fascinates travelers from around the world with its diverse possibilities. Learn the unique social conventions of Japanese people, visit a temple or shrine, observe the details of Japanese architecture, dress up as a geisha, or have fun at one of Japan’s impressive festivals. Thanks to the country’s rich culture, every traveler can immerse themselves in the fascinating world of Japan.



Sports
CULTURE | Sports
WHAT IS SUMO WRESTLING & WHERE TO SEE A MATCH?

WHAT IS SUMO WRESTLING & WHERE TO SEE A MATCH?

Picture | February 25th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

Japan is the best and only place to experience an authentic sumo match! ......

CULTURE | Sports
INTRODUCTION TO KYUDO

INTRODUCTION TO KYUDO

Article | September 15th, 2017 | Eileen

The practice of Japanese traditional archery is known as Kyudo. ......

Arts & Entertainment
CULTURE | Arts & Entertainment
JAPANESE POTTERY: TYPES OF JAPANESE CERAMICS

JAPANESE POTTERY: TYPES OF JAPANESE CERAMICS

Article | June 4th, 2022 | Anne

There are many different styles of Japanese pottery with different ceramic towns focusing on differe ......

CULTURE | Arts & Entertainment
WHAT IS GEISHA

WHAT IS GEISHA

Article | January 2nd, 2022 | Dayna Hannah

Always wondered exactly what a Geisha is? Read more for answers and where you can meet a maiko or Ge ......

Traditions
CULTURE | Traditions
6 TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ART STYLES AND WHERE TO SEE THEM

6 TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ART STYLES AND WHERE TO SEE THEM

Article | January 2nd, 2022 | Dayna Hannah

Six traditional Japanese art styles, and how you can experience them. ......

CULTURE | Traditions
HOW IS NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATED IN JAPAN?

HOW IS NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATED IN JAPAN?

Article | January 18th, 2018 | Eileen

Japan has unique traditions tied to the New Year's holiday compared to Western countries. ......

Cultural Tips
CULTURE | Cultural Tips
LEARN KATAKANA WORDS: WHY SOME JAPANESE WORDS SOUND LIKE ENGLISH

LEARN KATAKANA WORDS: WHY SOME JAPANESE WORDS SOUND LIKE ENGLISH

Article | July 26th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

Our introductory guide to katakana characters for learning Japanese! ......

CULTURE | Cultural Tips
UNIQUE JAPANESE SOUVENIRS: THINGS YOU CAN ONLY BUY IN JAPAN

UNIQUE JAPANESE SOUVENIRS: THINGS YOU CAN ONLY BUY IN JAPAN

Article | July 24th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

Our top recommended Japanese souvenirs and gift ideas to bring home! ......

History
CULTURE | History
24 TEMPLES & SHINTO SHRINES TO VISIT IN JAPAN

24 TEMPLES & SHINTO SHRINES TO VISIT IN JAPAN

Article | August 6th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

There are 80,000 shrines and 77,000 temples in Japan! Learn quick facts and find the perfect ones fo ......

CULTURE | History
SAMURAI MUSEUM IN SHINJUKU

SAMURAI MUSEUM IN SHINJUKU

Article | September 15th, 2017 | Eileen

Tucked away in the Kabukicho district of Shinjuku is the Samurai Museum. ......

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