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Winter Tour: Strolling and Snowshoeing Through Gifu’s Hidden Spots

  One of central Japan’s best kept secrets is Hida-Furukawa, a stop or three (for rapid or local trains) past Takayama station. Hida-Furukawa is a well-preserved old town replete with dark wood and white-washed walls, carp-filled waterways winding along its narrow streets and a riotous spring festival boasting semi-naked men competing in shows of strength and agility, elaborately decorated floats and some of the loudest drums this side of Armageddon. Unlike Takayama, however, its historic…

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7 Netflix Shows That Will Help You Understand Japan

An unmissable list of shows, films and documentaries about Japan By Christy Anne Jones | June 29, 2018 | From Japanese idol culture to historic propaganda to informative trivia, this list has something for every binge-watching Netflix viewer looking to open their eyes to another side of Japan. It’s that time of year again in Tokyo: the parasols are out, the air is sticky, the crowded trains are sweatier and more humid than usual, and…

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Japanese Street Fashion – Raw, Harajuku

  Meet Raw, a standout Japanese student at Tokyo’s famous Bunka Fashion College. After playing sports in high school, Raw had a life-changing experience while experimenting with fashion. “Our Streets, My Style” is our original show taking you up close and personal with Japanese street style personalities. Meet the amazing people featured in the daily street snaps Tokyo Fashion has been publishing for over a decade.   Raw on Instagram & Twitter https://www.instagram.com/lifecoming1/ https://twitter.com/coming1101  …

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10 Helpful Japanese Phrases To Know In Japan

  October 09, 2017 Most Japanese know a little bit of English since they start learning it in middle school, but every once in awhile, you might catch someone that doesn’t know any English at all. Here are 10 Japanese phrases that will be helpful while you are visiting Japan. Watch the video to get a better understanding of how and when to use these phrases. 1. Sumimasen / すみません  Translation: Excuse me Most commonly used when you bump…

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Japan has most powerful passport in the world

|May 25th, 2018| Japan has consolidated its spot at the top of the Henley Passport Index, now offering its citizens visa-free access to a record total of 189 destinations. Following closely behind are Singapore and Germany in joint second place. Third place is shared by six countries: one Asian (South Korea) and the rest European (Finland, France, Italy, Spain and Sweden). The UAE, now in 23rd place having risen 38 places since 2008, remains the fastest overall climber on the Henley Passport Index — the only index based…

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