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Ghosts, Magic, and Cherry Blossoms: The Odd History of Himeji Castle

You know just how much we love to talk about castles! And today — we have a real treat for you! Welcome to Himeji Castle, where history meets legend in a fascinating blend of ghostly tales, mystical powers, and the delicate beauty of cherry blossoms. Situated in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, this UNESCO World Heritage…
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The Fascinating Story of Japan’s Forgotten Female Samurai

No matter how interested or uninterested in Japan’s history you may be, you’ve probably heard about their legendary warriors, the samurai. However, even though there are numerous well-documented instances of male samurai, the stories of Japan’s female samurai, known as onna-bugeisha, often remain hidden in the shadows of history. But we decided to change that…
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The Bunny Island: Exploring Ōkunoshima, Japan’s Rabbit Paradise

We’ve talked about Japan numerous times in our articles. From the weirdest and spookiest places you could visit, to the cat cafes, to the more spiritual and peaceful sides of this gorgeous country. However, one island nestled in the azure waters of the Seto Inland Sea is still waiting to be explored on our page.…
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Matsumoto Castle: A Tale of Samurai, Honor, and Tradition

We love writing about castles, which is why we have so many articles about them. From Leap Castle in Ireland, Bran Castle in Romania, to the Château de Brissac in France, there are so many gorgeous castles all across Europe. However, many other continents across the world have an impressive array of castles, too. One…
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The Quirky Side of Tokyo You Can’t Experience Anywhere Else

It’s no secret that Tokyo is a bustling metropolis with cutting-edge technology. However, there are some aspects of Tokyo that you won’t be able to experience anywhere else. From its colorful culture and breathtaking nature to a certain dose of quirkiness and eccentricity that you won’t be able to witness in other parts of the…
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Cherry Blossoms and Beyond: Exploring Japan in the Spring

Japan is renowned for its stunning cherry blossoms, which make spring an enchanting time to visit this country. The cherry blossoms, known as sakura in Japanese, create breathtaking landscapes that guarantee for a memorable experience. How important sakura is to the Japanese people, also demonstrates hanami, or the tradition of cherry blossom viewing. People gather…
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Discovering the Rich Culture of Japan: Tips for First-Time Visitors

Japan, where tradition seamlessly intertwines with modernity, offers a captivating tapestry of culture, history, and innovation. For first-time visitors, navigating the nuances of Japanese customs, etiquette, and attractions can be exciting and challenging. This comprehensive guide aims to unveil the rich culture of Japan, providing practical tips, insights, and recommendations for those eager to embark…
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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Japan

Are you dreaming of a trip to Japan but have no idea where to start? You’re in the right place! This blog post will provide all the essential knowledge and information necessary for planning the perfect Japanese experience. From travel tips and must-visit attractions to fascinating cultural norms and exciting experiences – we’ll give you…
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Japan’s Cat Cafes: Why They’re Weird and Fascinating at the Same Time

It’s no secret that Japan is known for its unique and cool places. There are just so many things that you wouldn’t be able to see or experience anywhere else. But one of the most fascinating things about Japan, that would make the heart of any crazy cat lady (or gentleman) melt — is Japan’s…
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The Spooky Side of Japan: Exploring Tokyo’s Most Haunted Places

Japan is a country that is rich in history and culture, and Tokyo, its capital city, is no exception. There is just so much to see and do in Tokyo! From bustling streets, bright lights, and urban centers, there is an abundance of light this modern metropolis has to offer. But there is also a…
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