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Travelling in Japan: Etiquette Tips and Customs for a Successful Stay

Visiting Japan means immersing yourself in a rich new culture. For a complete and respectful immersion, and to ensure quality interactions with the local

What to do during the rainy season?

Japan, with its well-defined seasons, has a special period called tsuyu or rainy season, which generally runs from early June to mid-July

Japan Travel Tips for Seniors

Japan, where contemporary innovation meets cultural heritage, is attracting more and more senior travelers in search of new experiences

Honeymoon in Japan: Our Tips for Traveling Newlyweds

Japan is becoming one of the world' s most popular honeymoon destinations.

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Japanese giant salamander: The fascinating endemic amphibian of Japan

The Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) is an incredible amphibian species endemic to Japan.

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Food in Japanese: Exploring the Rich and Diverse Culinary Landscape of Japan

Japan boasts a rich and diverse culinary scene deeply rooted in history and culture. Understanding Japanese food terms is key to appreciating the nuances of the cuisine.

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Sakamoto Ryōma: The Samurai Who Helped Bring Down the Shogunate

Sakamoto Ryōma was a key figure in Japan's transition from shogunate rule to the Meiji Restoration in the mid-19th century.

Red spider lily: How to grow and care for this enchanting fall-blooming bulb

The red spider lily (Lycoris radiata) is a striking fall-blooming bulb known for its vivid red flowers that seem to appear magically on bare stalks.

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Japan Rail Pass or Train Tickets: what to choose when traveling in Japan?

When traveling in Japan, if your itinerary takes you beyond Tokyo, for example into the Kansai (Kyoto & Osaka) region, a primordial question awaits: how to get around Japan and naviga

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How to get from Kanazawa to Takayama

Go from Kanazawa to Takayama with the Hokuriku Shinkansen and the Hida Express Train!

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How to get from Tokyo to Matsumoto

Use the Azusa Limited Express Train to get from the metropolitan capital of Japan, Tokyo, to the historically rich but modest town of Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture!

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How to get from Kyoto to Osaka

No two cities are said to represent the Kansai Region more than Kyoto and Osaka, and getting from one to the other is made easy with the popular limited express trains that service the area!

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How to get from Nagoya to Takayama

The terminal station of the Hida Limited Express, Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, goes out to the other side of Honshu Island to the Japan Sea Coast, and halfway through, it stops at Takayama, a nature

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How to get from Nagoya to Kyoto

Get from Nagoya to Kyoto, two of the most famous cities in Japan, using the famous Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen Line. 

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How to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa

See the best way to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa using the Thunderbird Limited Express Train and Shinkansen bullet train!

The Shōnan-Shinjuku Line connects Tokyo to the Shōnan coast

Shonan Shinjuku Line: A Direct Connection Through the Heart of Tokyo

The Shonan Shinjuku Line connects the major metropolitan areas of Tokyo and Yokohama with the beach resorts of the Shonan region in Kanagawa Prefecture.

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