2016  Jan 20th ´

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Hello Kitty Cafe in Himeji

Cafe de Miki – Cute Hello Kitty Cafe in Himeji

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans out there, this is definitely interesting for you, so keep reading! I’m sure that some of you have heard of Himeji (...)

2015  May 22nd ´

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Top 3 Night Views in Japan

Top 3 Night Views in Japan

Japan loves lists, so it’s not a surprise that you’ll find lists for almost everything. For visitors this is perfect as it saves a lot of (...)

2015  May 4th ´

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Why Manga Fans Should Visit Kansai

Why Manga Fans Should Visit Kansai

Are you interested in manga? Then you definitely should visit Kansai, especially Kyoto. Why, you ask? Japan is the country of manga, so it doesn’t matter (...)

2015  May 1st ´

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Aioi Peron Matsuri

Aioi Peron Matsuri – Dragon Boat Racing Festival near Himeji

If you happen to visit the beautiful Himeji Castle towards the end of May, you might want to consider dropping by the Aioi Peron Matsuri as (...)

2014  May 31st ´

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47 Ronin of Ako

Japan’s 47 Ronin of Ako – The Greatest Example Of Bushido

Have you ever heard of Japan’s 47 Ronin? Nope? Ok, but do you know what a ronin (ろうにん、浪人) is? The short version: A ronin is a (...)

2014  Mar 22nd ´

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Sekai no Ume Koen - World Plum Park in Hyogo Prefecture

Sekai no Ume Koen (World Plum Park) near Himeji

I know, I know. Everyone loves cherry blossom season in Japan. But don’t forget about plum blossoms! I’ll never understand why they get less attention from (...)

2014  Feb 3rd ´

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Takeda Castle in Hyogo Prefecture

Takeda Castle – “The Castle in the Sky”

Hyogo Prefecture has a lot of great castles and thus is a must-visit for castle fans. Besides the famous and beautiful Himeji Castle, there’s another one (...)

2014  Jan 24th ´

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Izushi City in Hyogo Prefecture

Old Castle Town and Soba Paradise: Izushi City

The castle explorer in me loves visiting Japanese castles. So, I went to Izushi Castle in Hyogo Prefecture. The castle is not the only attraction worth (...)

2014  Jan 13th ´

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Izushi Castle

Izushi Castle in Hyogo Prefecture

Hyogo Prefecture has a lot of great castles such as the famous Himeji Castle. However, there are others you shouldn’t miss like “The Castle in the (...)