Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

Kyushu: Onsen Paradise – Unique Hot Springs You Can Enjoy

Onsen (hot springs) are my favourite places to visit whenever I am in Japan. I make a point of going to one or more and if I can combine this with a stay in a Japanese ryokan then that is even better. Kyushu is known for its volcanoes and with the volcanic activity comes a huge variety of wonderful onsen that you can visit and appreciate. […]

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Saga Prefecture: Porcelain Paradise

Japan is known for its traditional arts and crafts, including origami, bonsai, and ikebana flower arranging. While pottery has a shorter history in Japan, its cups, bowls, and other products are renowned worldwide. If you have a particular interest in these products, Saga prefecture in Kyushu, Japan is a must-visit! We will introduce the three main centres of pottery in the prefecture: Arita, Imari, and Karatsu. […]

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Top 5 Regions for Tea in Japan – Learn the Authentic Japanese Culture

  Japan is renowned for its tea and has had a proud tea tradition for the past 1500 years.  The country produces hundreds of unique varieties and grades of tea throughout its regions. Tea is considered the most commonly drunk beverage in Japan and it is integrated heavily in Japanese culture. It is often served with or at the end of the meal for free. It […]

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Nagasaki Travel Guide – 10 Spots You Must Visit in Nagasaki – Kyushu

  Nagasaki Facts Nagasaki is a cute and historical port city on the northwest of Kyushu island. It takes about 2 ½ hours to get to Nagasaki from Fukuoka Station by JR Train.  Nagasaki has been a well-known tourist spot for domestic Japanese tourists. On the other hand, Nagasaki is still a hidden jewel among foreign tourists. It is worth it to take the time to […]

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Temples and Shrines: Understanding the 2 main Japanese religions

  Japan has a long tradition of different religious beliefs coexisting, and even merging, creating a unique spiritual landscape. During your trip, you will come across many temples and shrines. While it may all look similar to unfamiliar eyes, some basics will help you gain understanding and enjoy your travels further. What are the main differences between Shinto and Buddhism? Let’s take a look!   Shinto […]

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Top 5 Basic Etiquette Tips When Visiting Japan

  Every country has its own social rules of conduct that you would need to follow and what is considered acceptable might be unacceptable to others. In Japan, there are several customs and rules that is best to be aware of and avoid doing them when traveling around in another foreign country such as Japan. The things that you may do and behave while traveling in […]

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5 Reasons I Hate Ramen

    It is well known around the office that I don’t care for ramen. Sometimes I get asked how I can claim to love Japanese food when I am not a fan of what is arguably one of Japan’s most well known and loved noodle dishes. So I jumped at this chance to explain my position and perhaps convert others to my way of thinking.  […]

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