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A Grand Tour of the Mitsuboshi Kaidou, Japan’s ‘Three-Star Road’

The Mitsuboshi Kaidou is a well kept secret packed full of scenic spots and experiences surrounded by traditional Japanese culture.

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Immerse Your Family in a Short-Term Rural Japanese Language Experience

Spend two weeks together as a family learning Japanese and exploring life in the countryside with Akita Inaka School.

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Stroll Through Time to the Historic Edo Period in Takehara City

Explore Hiroshima’s ‘Little Kyoto’ while enjoying its handmade crafts, local noodles, sake heritage and traditional family homes and warehouses.

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Culture

Immerse Yourself in the Cultural Heritage of Japan from the Comfort of Home

The Japan Heritage official site has all the resources you need to plan the perfect Japanese cultural journey.

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Culture

After Thousands of Years in Family Homes, Traditional Japanese Flooring Goes Modern

A contemporary update on classic tatami is finding fans at home in Japan and with interior designers abroad.

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Share Your Favorite Memories of Japan on Social Media and Win ¥100,000 in JNTO Travel Vouchers

Foreigners living in Japan can share their favorite destinations using with the hashtag #MyOwnPersonalJapan.

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Exploring Koyasan, Japan’s Most Holy Town

Don’t call it Mount Koya. This sacred complex in Wakayama Prefecture is much more than just a mountain.

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Calling all Social Media Lovers: JNTO Influencer Seminar Now Accepting Applications

JNTO will be conducting a seminar for foreigners in Japan who want to become influencers, featuring John Daub, the owner of the popular YouTube channel "Only in Japan."

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5 Best Websites for Finding Japanese Tutors Online

Improve your Japanese at home with a private tutor.

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Live

Complete your Post Graduate Studies in Japan at Kyoto’s Doshisha University

Make your dreams of continuing your education in Japan a reality with this Global MBA program.

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Learning the Way of the Monks in Wakayama Prefecture

Even if you’re not the spiritual type, hiking the Kumano Kodo and staying with the monks of Mount Koya is a fulfilling experience.

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Culture

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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