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This amazing sand sculpture museum is tiny Tottori Prefecture's hidden tourist gem

Remember when Tottori Prefecture finally got a Starbucks after all these years of being one of the few places in the world without one? Oh man, that was crazy. 542 more words


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JET Programme: On Receiving Your Placement

To all new short-listed JET’s out there, breathe a sigh of relief. The long-awaited announcement of where you will be headed to in Japan come July/August is finally here! 881 more words


Shibazakura Festival

The Fuji Shibazakura festival is a truly mesmerising display of Japan’s natural beauty. According to Japan-guide.com in 2015, the festival will be held from 18th April to 31st May. 347 more words


Are you smarter than a (Japanese) 5th grader? Take this mind-bending test and find out!

Pretty much everyone enjoys being able to help their younger siblings or kids with their elementary school homework. It’s a little piece of joy to… 824 more words


Do you dress like Tokyo or Osaka? Study creates one outfit for every Japanese prefecture

Japan isn’t that big geographically, but it’s still divided up into 47 different prefectures. Even though it’ll usually only take you a couple of hours to pass from one into the other (and even less if you’re on the Shinkansen), … 732 more words


5 Faves: Regional Specialties

It’s so much fun to travel around Japan on one’s stomach. Every single region has an edible specialty; sometimes all you have to do is go one town over and you’ll encounter something unique to that area. 376 more words

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