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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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Taiko Drum History and Culture in Japan

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

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Toyota City in Autumn: 5 Must-See Attractions

Cherry blossoms that bloom in the fall are just the first of five reasons to make Aichi's Toyota City part of your fall travel plans.

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5 Must-See Charming Spring Festivals in Japan

Spring is astonishingly beautiful in Japan, and what better way to celebrate than at one of these unique and fun shrine festivals?

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5 Summer Foods to Cool Off in Japan

Chill out with these cooling summer dishes in Japan’s intense summer heat.

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5 Fun Attractions and Events in Fukuoka

Kyushu's port city is full of delicious food and entertainment, accented with extraordinary natural beauty and a welcoming character. 

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What the Heck is Setsubun?

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

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List of Canceled Events in Japan Due to the Coronavirus

The Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak and Aomori Nebuta Festival have been canceled for 2020 while the Edo River Fireworks have been postponed.

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A Trip to Niigata’s Phallic Shoki Festival

Every year between February and March, groups of local citizens head deep into the forests of Niigata for a festival that involves copious amounts of straw and a large phallus.

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9 Great Snow Festivals to See in Japan

There’s snow place like Japan when it comes to winter festivals.

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Useful Japanese Halloween Vocabulary

Learn these words to help you identify some of the costumed characters you might encounter this Halloween.

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5 Craft Beer Festivals to Attend in Japan this Spring

Lovers of craft brew unite! As spring approaches celebrations of beer blossom!

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