REBLOG:Eating in Japan- Omurice — blossomkitty.com

My first time in Japan I was really surprised restaurants were so specialized. Rather than having a selection of assorted dishes on their menu, most places specialize in one type of food. Often, they offer many different iterations, or variations on a theme (or flavor). One of my favorite types of places to eat is […] […]

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Visiting temples and shrines

Let me briefly describe essential steps and manners concerning visiting Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan. While there is no strict dress code when visiting shrines and temples, it is recommended to be appropriately dressed to show respect at a place of worship. How to visit a temple Behave calmly and respectfully. Show your […]

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Kyoto Gozan Okuribi 京都五山送り火

Daimonji Yaki, also commonly known as Daimonji Gozan Okuribi, is a festival that forms part of the Obon celebrations in Kyoto. Enormous bonfires are set alight on five mountains in Kyoto in the shape of Chinese characters and other symbols to help guide our ancestors back to the spiritual world after Obon. It is believed […]

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Reblog: Otaki Castle, Chiba. — Japanese History and Culture

Otaki castle museum is a small castle found in central Chiba prefecture. It is a nice site which sits in a rural area in the old Satomi Clan lands. The castle was built in the early 1500s and fell into ruins by the end of the 17th century. The castle changed hands many times but […] […]

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Reblog : Tsutsuji Tsuribashi Bridge (つつじ吊り橋) — Earth Village

Tsutsuji Tsuribashi Bridge is in Nasu-yumoto area. It’s close to Sasshoseki ( We introduced this in our blog  before!▶︎▶︎Watch this! https://youtu.be/32EuUjhF6YA ) by a car for 3-5 mins. This bridge costs totally for free and they have free parking space too! The hight of this bridge is 38meters and 130meters long. There’s a skeleton part in […] […]

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Moyai Statue モヤイ像

The Moyai statue near JR Shibuya Station is a well-known meeting spot for those passing through the station. Though it resembles the Moai figures of Easter Island, the statue’s name is spelled differently. The story of the Chuken Hachiko (Hachi the loyal dog) statue nearby is widely known. But the origins of the Moyai statue […]

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Reblog: This Nara workshop has been making deer crackers for more than 100 years

The oldest shika senbei maker in the city gives us an inside look and a fresh-cooked taste. Nara has several temples, shrines, and statues of historical significance, but arguably the biggest draw to the city is its herds of deer which freely roam its central park and streets. Though they’re wild animals, the deer are […] […]

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