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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 &<br> 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

Picture | September 15th, 2017 | Eileen

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

Arts & Entertainment
CULTURE | Arts & Entertainment
5 Traditional Japanese Crafts & Where You Can Try Them

5 Traditional Japanese Crafts & Where You Can Try Them

Picture | September 24th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

You can participate in craft-making courses almost anywhere you go! Here are our recommendations. ......

CULTURE | Arts & Entertainment
Modern Japanese Art: Where, When, & How to Experience It

Modern Japanese Art: Where, When, & How to Experience It

Picture | September 13th, 2019 | Dayna Hannah

So many places to see modern art in Japan, so little time. Here are our favorite art museums, festiv ......

Traditions
CULTURE | Traditions
6 Traditional Japanese Art Styles & Where to See Them

6 Traditional Japanese Art Styles & Where to See Them

Picture | July 31st, 2019 | 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?

Picture | 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

Picture | 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

Picture | 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

Picture | 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

Picture | September 15th, 2017 | Eileen

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

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