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Dominik Schmitz designed and planted a private garden in Kamitonda Town in Wakayama Prefecture.
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Foreigners Following Their Love of Gardening in Japan

Love traditional Japanese gardens? Here are two foreigners who took garden and landscaping apprenticeships and followed their dreams in Japan.

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Five Places Linked to Japan’s Hidden Christians

A journey to the abandoned villages and historical churches of Nagasaki to explore the intriguing story of Japan's hidden Christians.

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Experience Releasing Baby Sea Turtles in Shizuoka Prefecture

Here's how you can help the next generation of loggerhead sea turtles get a headstart in life.

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The Real Costs of Buying and Selling a Home in Japan

Considering real estate in Japan? Here are the pros and cons of buying and renting a property from someone who’s done it.

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