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Koka Ninja Village in Shiga, Japan
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The Real Ninjas of Mie and Shiga Prefectures

These Japan Heritage Sites in Iga and Koka show us how real ninjas lived and trained throughout history.

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Japan’s Indigenous Ainu Culture Deserves Recognition

The sacred land of the Kamikawa Ainu in Hokkaido offers a peek into the way of life of Japan’s original people.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Postponed due to COVID-19: Where Do we go From Here?

With coronavirus wreaking havoc worldwide, The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be held off for a year. Where does this leave travelers who already planned their trip to Japan?

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Is it Safe to visit Japan as the Coronavirus Cases Increase?

Here's the situation regarding COVID-19 in Japan so far.

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Isekai Anime: 5 Must-See Fantasy Anime Set in a “Different World”

Looking for anime similar to Sword Art Online? Escape from reality with these titles.

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Top 5 High School Romance Anime Every Otaku Must See

Grab your loved one, or a comfy pillow, and cuddle up next to one of these high school romance anime for Valentine’s Day.

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What the Heck is Setsubun?

A deep dive into this delightfully devilish Japanese holiday signaling the coming of spring.

By 4 min read

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Everything You Need to Know About the Studio Ghibli Netflix Release

Netflix will add 21 Studio Ghibli films starting on Feb. 1. Here are the underrated films you need to binge.

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McDonald’s Japan’s Newest Dessert is Literally Called an Adult Cream Pie

Somebody at McDonald’s is either clueless or a marketing genius.

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Japanese New Year Traditions: 10 Ways to Celebrate Like a Local

Put those pajamas on and settle in for a proper o-shogatsu—Japanese style.

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7 Places to See the First Sunrise of 2020 in Japan

An awesome tradition in Japan is "hatsuhinode," or viewing the first sunrise of the New Year.

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The Strange Story of Tokyo Narita Airport’s Haunted Hotel

Mummified bodies, bizarre cults, and reincarnation—and that’s just the beginning.

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone