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A Special Night with Digital Art Illuminating Horyu-ji Temple! Limited time ONLY!

Nara Prefecture, located almost in the center of Japan, offers convenient access to Osaka and Kyoto and historic and cultural assets are seen in various places. One of these, Horyu-ji Temple, the world’s oldest wooden structure, will offer unique experience content to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its World Heritage status! Let us introduce you to the contents! Digital art […]

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Hidden beach spot near Kyoto “Omi-Maiko”

I had heard that summers in Kyoto could be quite hot, so I was mentally prepared when I decided to live here. However, facing the relentless heat that exceeded 35 degrees Celsius day after day proved to be truly exhausting. I found myself wondering, where could I find a cool escape from the heat within Kyoto? Could it be in […]

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Hot Osaka Water activities in late summer season

September is a good time to travel as hotels and airlines offer much more attractive rates for tourists compared with summer vacation season in July/August. The city of Osaka has a long history that developed around its rivers. There is a very unique water corridor, the Dotonbori River, famous for its Glico sign board is the most popular one.September is […]

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Exploring 3 Timeless Cafés in Kyoto

Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan, is known for its ancient temples, serene gardens, and traditional tea ceremonies. Amidst the city’s rich tapestry of history and tradition, a visit to its venerable coffee houses is an enchanting experience for young souls seeking refuge from the bustling streets. In this article, we delve into the realm of Kyoto’s coffee culture, specifically […]

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Tips for the Gion Festival 2023

If you’re visiting or in Japan in July, there is one festival that I highly recommend: the Gion Festival, held in Kyoto and boasting over 1000 years of history. Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Gion Festival 2023, where tradition and celebration intertwine. If you’re looking to make the most of this iconic Japanese festival, here […]

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Funaoka Onsen: Kawaii! Public bath in Kyoto

Japan is famous for its public bath culture, which can be found throughout the country. In fact, there are several public baths located within Kyoto. In this article, I would like to introduce a particularly cute public bath in Kyoto. If you’re a fan of public baths in Japan, don’t miss out on this one! 船岡温泉Funaoka Onsen This public bath […]

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Best cherry blossom spots in Kyoto 2023

The cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Osaka, and other cities throughout Japan are in full bloom. Kyoto is also with breathtaking cherry blossoms blossoming all around. If you’re still planning your cherry blossom viewing itinerary, don’t fret as it’s not too late to visit some of the best spots for cherry blossom viewing. 🌸🌸🌸 ①To-ji Temple To-ji Temple, founded in 796, […]

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Experience the Japanese concept of countryside, “Inaka”

Many Japanese people visit the countryside to forget about their daily cares and find rejuvenation among soothing natural scenery and the atmosphere of Inaka. Some people says their wishes for the life after retiring is to move to the countryside and live out of the reminder of their lives in a quiet, relaxing environment. On this point, it can be […]

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