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The Japanese Yokai of Spring

Explore the Japanese yokai of spring, from fierce thunder beasts to dangerous tree spirits. Discover cultural connections and folklore tales.

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More Scary Japanese Urban Legends

Discover chilling Japanese urban legends. From the haunting Cow Head to the eerie Teke Teke, delve into bone-chilling tales that blur the line between myth and truth.

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10 Artsy and Creative Chocolates in Japan

A visual taste of ten creative chocolates made by artists and chocolatiers in Japan.

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10 Popular Mosques in Japan

Discover the serene beauty and cultural significance of mosques in Japan, from the historic Kobe Mosque to modern-day Islamic centers.

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10 Spring Hinamatsuri Festivals in Japan

In the mood to celebrate early spring in Japan? Check out these beautiful Girls Day festivals across the country!

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How To Buy Baseball Tickets in Japan

For those who want to watch a Japanese baseball game, here are some ways you can buy baseball tickets in Japan.

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What is Cheating Culture in Japan Really Like?

What is the cheating culture in Japan really like? Let’s explore the truth and history of relationships, dating and sex in Japan.

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Japanese Folklore in Studio Ghibli Animation

Traditional creatures, classic fairy tales and so much more inspire the iconic studio’s films. Here are seven examples of influences from Japanese culture and folklore.

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Taiko Drum History and Culture in Japan

What are those big powerful drums you see at festivals in Japan?

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How To Start Winter Bonsai in Japan

Growing a bonsai tree takes a lot of dedication and care. Here are some easy tips to get started,

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What is the Difference Between Sento and Onsen?

Both are traditional bathhouses, but they provide different experiences. Here’s a basic guide to sento and onsen—plus a word on their relationships with tattoos.

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‘Tax’ is 2023’s Kanji of The Year

It's that time of year again! Japan's Kanji of the Year has arrived, and we're here to explain why 2023 was the year of tax. 

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