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The Tottori Sand Dunes in Japan

Tottori Sand Dunes

Japan is an island nation, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Sea of Japan on the other. One would expect them to have sand dunes. Yet they don’t – except for the Tottori dunes on the…

Japan Rail Cafe opens at Tokyo Station

Japan Rail Cafe

On March 5, 2020, the Japan Rail Cafe opened at Tokyo Station in Chiyoda City, Tokyo. As a place to drink, eat, socialize, and learn about Japan, it offers many services in one convenient location. Operated by East Japan Railway…

5 Essential foods to try in Japan

Essential Food

Japan is one of the most popular countries in the world to visit. Travelers from around the world flock to this enchanting country for its beautiful sites, amazing history, stunning architecture, and, perhaps most importantly, its delectable cuisine. If you…

The Japanese Calligraphy

Japanese Calligraphy

This special form of artistic writing comes from the Japanese language, but shares basic principles with Chinese calligraphy. This type of artistic expression formed centuries ago with its original purpose used for inscribing bones with pictographs. In Japan, calligraphy has…

Hyperdia app

Hyperdia app

Japan is a beautiful country with a history rich in tradition. As a travel destination, it is second to none. It has an extensive train system that covers much of the country, making it convenient to travel almost anywhere by…

Super Nintendo World in Japan

Super Nintendo World

Universal Studios Parks announced just a year and a half ago that they had signed a Super Mario of a deal with Nintendo. They were given the exclusive rights to build the world’s first Super Nintendo parks, heavily themed on…

Kyoto Station

Kyoto Station

The station encompasses several surrounding blocks. Numerous trains operate out of the station including the Haruka airport express and the bullet train or shinkansen. The building is constructed of glass and steel, proving the effect of a futuristic cathedral. The…

Discovering Tokyo DisneySea

DisneySea

DisneySea is the world’s only Disney park themed for the sea. Just 15 minutes from Tokyo Station by train, the park features attractions filled with adventure, discovery, and wonder! The park is part of Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu,…

Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a must-see in Kyoto

Kiyomizu-dera Temple, which is formally known as Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, is a Buddhist temple located in the eastern part of the city Kyoto, which is on the island of Honshu in Japan. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kiyomizu means…

KCON 2020

KCON 2020

Calling all Korean culture enthusiasts! KCON, aka the Korean Conference, is a one or two day event that happens across the globe to celebrate all things Korean. It has 1.6 million followers and last year hosted more than 150,000 attendees.…