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How Do You Take Your Tea?

How Do You Take Your Tea?

Learning how tea is blended at Mixcha Tea Blending workshop experience in Shizuoka, sampling green and black Japanese teas at Green..

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Shizuoka's Green Tea

Shizuoka's Green Tea

Shizuoka Prefecture is a great place to visit tea farms and factories and learn more about green tea. 40 percent of Japan’s te..

Shizuoka 4
Gunma Power Spot Haruna Shrine

Gunma Power Spot Haruna Shrine

Haruna Shrine dates back to 586 AD, and the oldest cedar here is thought to be 1200 years old. The shrine is considered a power..

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Mitsumine Shrine in Chichibu 16

Mitsumine Shrine in Chichibu

Mitsumine Jinja is a large and beautiful Shinto shrine in the Chichibu Mountains. It is an easy day trip from Tokyo and is dedicated..

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Fun in Futami

Fun in Futami

Arlene Bastion

Futami isn't a name on every tourist's lips. But like pearls discovered in oysters, it has a scenic sea walk, 'married..

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The 47 Ronin: Part 1

The 47 Ronin: Part 1

Sleiman Azizi

A brief introduction to the story of the 47 ronin. A country samurai, Asano Naganori found offence at the constant insults directed..

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