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Asia, Japan, Travel

Autumn in Nagatoro – A scenic getaway from Tokyo

Nagatoro – A rare spot of nature Located in Western Saitama, around 2 hours from Tokyo, lies Nagatoro. A scenic mountain getaway with a wide variety of landscapes to enjoy.  Whilst beautiful in all seasons, Nagatoro is exceptionally colourful during the Autumn months. From Shinjuku in Tokyo, Nagatoro can be reached in around 2 hours via local trains. If you…

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10 things you should know before travelling to Japan

Harun Yahya once said, “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question”. If you’ve decided to spread those wings and go on an adventure to the beautiful, mysterious and magical country of Japan, we’re pretty certain you’re going to have the time of…

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Asia, Japan

5 Delicious Japanese Dishes To Try Other Than Sushi

Japan is a unique blend of time periods- traditional and ultra-modern, it hosts some of the world’s largest and best cities as well as some of the most beautiful scenic landscapes. Taking in the fascinating culture and awe-inspiring sights can be tiresome work- so why not have a pit stop and try some of these lovely Japanese dishes? 1. Takoyaki…

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5 of Japan’s Craziest Festivals You Have to Experience

You might have heard, but the Japanese have some bizarre customs that are unlike anywhere else in the world. Surely, you have heard about festivals, or matsuri (祭り), such as cherry blossom festivals. However, if you get adventurous enough, you should think about checking out kisai (奇祭), or “festivals with bizarre or unusual rituals,” that can be found throughout the…

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Asia, Japan

The Top 5 Things to Do in Nara, Japan.

The cradle of modern Japanese civilization might have more deer than human inhabitants, but the rich history of the region is mesmerizing; and the quaint landscape will leave you feeling completely Zen. Nara has some of the best temples, shrines, and other historical sites, including neighborhoods comprised of traditional wooden buildings. Whether you head to Nara alone or with a…

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