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Whitney Hubbell

Whitney is an English teacher and writer from Michigan based in beautiful Kobe. She spends her time reading novels and exploring Japan and is also interested in photography and fashion.

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5 Lakes to Visit in Japan This Summer (or at Any Time)

Whether you plan to take a dip or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery, these five lakes in Japan deliver on all fronts (or shores). 

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5 Places In Japan You Are Not Allowed To Visit (And How to Still Enjoy Them)

The allure of the forbidden characterizes these five places that (mostly) do not allow visitors, but they can still be appreciated by curious minds.

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Under the Stars: 5 Stargazing Spots in Japan

The land of the rising sun reveals its celestial wonders, inviting stargazers to embark on a journey through its awe-inspiring night skies.

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5 Day Trips from Kobe

Looking for places near Kobe that you can explore in a day? Here are five day trips from one of Japan's most attractive cities.

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5 Places to Visit Important in Japanese History

Love the depth and drama of Japan’s long history? Check out this list of places to see some of the most defining moments in the country's history.

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5 Shrines in Japan to Grant Your Wishes

Looking for love? Applying to university? Praying for good health? Perhaps a visit to one of these shrines will help.

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5 Best Museums in Japan for Fashion Lovers

Interested in fashion history? Looking for a different kind of museum experience? Check out these five places on our list.

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5 Places to Visit in Japan if You Can’t Go to Europe

Want to go to Europe but don't have the money or the time? Are you missing home's rolling hills and charming villages? Here are five places to feel like you're in Europe without leaving Japan.

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Following Junichiro Tanizaki, One of Japan’s Greatest Writers

A roundup of significant literary sites in Kobe and Ashiya for fans of one of Japan's most renowned authors.

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