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Golden Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji is a temple located on the north side of Kyoto. This is one of the most recognizable and popular tourist attractions. If you are going to Kyoto you must see it. It is also called the Golden Pavilion because of the real gold it is covered with. Kinkaku-ji has been inscribed on the World […]

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Why is everything animated in Japan?

Japan is packed anthropomorphic characters. Objects of everyday life, characters and animals have human characteristics. They are used to advertise various types of products or services. They are created by both public corporations and government organisations. If you think, it’s just a characteristic feature of Japanese pop culture, then you’re wrong. Anthropomorphizing of all kinds […]

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Japanese sword – a weapon or a work of art?

The Japanese sword, also known as katana, is mainly known as a weapon but for the Japanese people, swords have always been something more. They belonged to the gods. Katana has an extremely sharp blade. It is unbreakable and unbending. For centuries, the sword has also been considered the soul of samurai. Currently, the Japanese […]

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Japanese street food – part 2

Today I invite you to the second part of the review of Japanese street food. It could probably be part third and fourth, because what I present you is just a small part of what Japan offers in the subject of quick and tasty snacks. Probably you will not find such a varied selection of […]

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Himeji – the most beautiful castle in Japan

Castles can be found throughout Japan and they are very similar to each other. Thanks to the elegant tower surrounded by massive stone walls, they have an unique architecture. The original function of these castles was as military fortresses. They were erected in key locations to defend surrounding areas. Over the centuries, many castles have […]

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Japanese street food – part 1

If you’ve read my other posts, then you know that I like to eat. I like to try new dishes, get to know new flavors. For me, it is a way to get to know another culture or country. I must admit that when I plan a trip, instead of searching for monuments and places […]

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An idea that has revolutionized the sushi market

Conveyor belt sushi is a concept that allows customers pick from a wide range of one of the most famous Japanese dishes. The idea of serving sushi in this way was created 55 years ago and it transformed sushi from expensive and sophisticated food to casual and inexpensive. Over the years, when conveyor belt sushi […]

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Karaoke – the beloved entertainment of the Japanese people

All Japanese people love to sing. People of all ages and professions. No wonder that karaoke was invented 40 years ago in Japan. Until now, it is one of the most popular forms of entertainment, thanks to which people can make their dreams about singing come true. Everyone can choose their favorite songs and just […]

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Can you eat soup witch chopsticks?

Chopsticks are necessary tools in every Japanese meal. With them it’s easy to eat dishes made of rice, fish and vegetables. There is no need to use knives and forks. Since ancient times people in Japan have thought about sticks as one way to connect with gods. They are considered sacred and to this day […]

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Amazing Miyajima Island

Miyajima is located about 20 kilometers southwest of the city of Hiroshima in the Inland Seto Sea. Since ancient times, it has been worshiped as an island of deities. There is a legendary flame that has been burning continuously for 1200 years. You can get to the island very easily and quickly by ferry, the […]

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