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Venice in Japan – a city with a canal and historical buildings

Venice in Japan – a city with a canal and histo...

My hometown is Kurashiki, nestled in Okayama Prefecture, on the southern part of Honshu Island of Japan. It is best known for its well-preserved historical district called Kurashiki Bikan Chiku...

Venice in Japan – a city with a canal and histo...

My hometown is Kurashiki, nestled in Okayama Prefecture, on the southern part of Honshu Island of Japan. It is best known for its well-preserved historical district called Kurashiki Bikan Chiku...

A Guide to Taking a (Public) Bath in Japan!

A Guide to Taking a (Public) Bath in Japan!

Now you might think that writing a guide about simply taking a bath is a bit well…strange. But when I am in Japan, one of the things that I most...

A Guide to Taking a (Public) Bath in Japan!

Now you might think that writing a guide about simply taking a bath is a bit well…strange. But when I am in Japan, one of the things that I most...

Osaka - something you didn't know before!

Osaka - something you didn't know before!

Some of you know that one of the founder/owners of The Japanese Shop (Hiromi) is originally from Osaka, Japan. Located in the centre of Honshu island, Osaka is the second most visited city...

Osaka - something you didn't know before!

Some of you know that one of the founder/owners of The Japanese Shop (Hiromi) is originally from Osaka, Japan. Located in the centre of Honshu island, Osaka is the second most visited city...

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Hello Spring, Goodbye students!

In the UK, spring is a time of renewal and celebration. We welcome the warmer weather with the blooming of daffodils and cherry blossoms and enjoy traditions like Easter and...

Hello Spring, Goodbye students!

In the UK, spring is a time of renewal and celebration. We welcome the warmer weather with the blooming of daffodils and cherry blossoms and enjoy traditions like Easter and...

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How do the Japanese know that spring is around ...

The most well known spring blossom in Japan is, without a doubt, beautiful pink cherry blossom. The peak season is generally from late March to early April and, as you...

How do the Japanese know that spring is around ...

The most well known spring blossom in Japan is, without a doubt, beautiful pink cherry blossom. The peak season is generally from late March to early April and, as you...

Kanazawa in Autumn

Three Great Gardens of Japan

Happy New Year to you all!   It is 2023 already! We hope you had a lovely festive season and we are already looking forward to what this new year...

Three Great Gardens of Japan

Happy New Year to you all!   It is 2023 already! We hope you had a lovely festive season and we are already looking forward to what this new year...