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The “Full Immersion Sumo Experience” Lucky Bag

The “Full Immersion Sumo Experience” Lucky Bag

Lucky bags are a regular feature of the New Year, with stores…

TOMODACHI Automated Guide System

TOMODACHI Automated Guide System

For those who want to see the sights of Tokyo as efficiently…

Katakai Festival

Katakai Festival

The massive 420kg “yonshakudama” of Katakai, renowned as the world’s largest fireworks,…

A Handcrafted English-Language Map of the Old Tsukishima Alleyways

A Handcrafted English-Language Map of the Old Tsukishima Alleyways

An English-language map of alleyways on the island neighborhood of Tsukishima in…

Omotenashi Tokyo

Omotenashi Tokyo

The Omotenashi (“Hospitality”) Tokyo scheme to supply volunteer guides for overseas visitors…

Etchu-Yatsuo Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Etchu-Yatsuo Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Photos and text Yuko Iida Return to the Golden Years of the…

Traveling Kyoto like natives Experiencing Machiya

Traveling Kyoto like natives Experiencing Machiya

Kyoto has a history spanning 1200 years. Since time immemorial, it has…

Annual Parade of the Giant (November 3) Yagorō-don Matsuri in sumi-cho

Annual Parade of the Giant (November 3) Yagorō-don Matsuri in sumi-cho

A Giant Doll Parades Through the Town It’s the Yagorō-don festival, and…

Touring the Festivals of Japan Vol. 5 – Art and Agriculture Share the Stage (June 14) – Otaue Rice-Planting Festival at Sumiyoshi Taisha

Touring the Festivals of Japan Vol. 5 – Art and Agriculture Share the Stage (June 14) – Otaue Rice-Planting Festival at Sumiyoshi Taisha

    A lavish festival in hopes of a fruitful autumn It’s…

Touring the Festivals of Japan Vol. 3 – Rinnoji Temple’s Gohan-shiki (rice-forcing) Festival is an unusual ordeal in Nikko

Touring the Festivals of Japan Vol. 3 – Rinnoji Temple’s Gohan-shiki (rice-forcing) Festival is an unusual ordeal in Nikko

    A Dramatic Ceremony Draws Laughter and Gasps Every year on…

Touring the Festivals of Japan Vol.2 – Jindaiji’s Daruma Fair (March 3, 4) in Memory of Gansan Daishi

Touring the Festivals of Japan Vol.2 – Jindaiji’s Daruma Fair (March 3, 4) in Memory of Gansan Daishi

Temple Ground Engulfed in a Sea of Bright Red Today we’re in…

We asked travel writer Yumi Yamaguchi about – Quality Japanese Inns and Hotels[Final Installment]

We asked travel writer Yumi Yamaguchi about – Quality Japanese Inns and Hotels[Final Installment]

Q.Where can I stay to best take in the natural grandeur of…

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