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July 10, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Gujo Bon-Odori

Gujo Bon-Odori is a unique traditional dance festival in the heart of Japan that is always a highlight of the Japanese summer.

April 19, 2015

Cherry Blossoms at Hirosaki Castle

A town more known for its apples, has one of the best cherry blossom viewing in Japan.

April 2, 2015

Takeda Castle: The Castle in the Sky

Takeda Castle was first built as Izushi Castle in 1441 by Otagaki Mitsukage, but was abandoned after the great samurai Battle of Sekigahara.

January 8, 2015

Winter Illuminations at Shirakawago

A winter wonderland straight out of a fairy tale located deep in the rugged mountains of Japan.

November 28, 2014

The Ancient Trees of the Oyada Maple Valley

An ancient forest that comes to life with color every fall.

November 22, 2014

Enjoying the Autumn Colours at Gifu Park

Gifu Park offers a lot of fun things to do and you can easily spend a whole day enjoying the autumn leaves.

November 9, 2014

The Samurai Warlord Who Helped Create Gifu City

Control Gifu and you control Japan was a common phrase used during the Sengoku period.

October 30, 2014

Gujo Hachiman Castle In All Its Autumn Splendour

Gujo Hachiman Castle comes alive as the autumn leaves change color.

October 17, 2014

Autumn Leaves at Yoro Park

If you are looking for a unique spot to see the beautiful autumn leaves in central Japan, then definitely pay Yoro Park a visit.

September 15, 2014

The God’s Crossing On Lake Suwa

The God’s Crossing is like a glistening white road upon the frozen surface of the lake.

August 22, 2014

Karuizawa: A Cool Summer Escape

Karuizawa offers cool fresh mountain air and stunning views and makes a great get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

August 9, 2014

The Crow Castle of Matsumoto

Matsumoto Castle is one of four castles designated as ‘National Treasures of Japan’ and one of the oldest castle donjon remaining in Japan.

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