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Feel the Summer Breeze with Hyogo’s Decorative Ornamental Ferns

Come the first spurt of hot sunshine and 30-degree-Celsius weather, you will unmistakably start seeing tsurishinobu, a type of ornamental hanging fern bought in the summer period (June into July). A craft believed to...

How To Visit a Shinto Shrine (Jinja)

Many of Japan’s traditions and ideas are unfamiliar to those outside of Japan, particularly when it comes to religion and the etiquette around visiting temples and shrines. As there are jinja (Shinto shrines) and kami (gods) throughout Japan, read on to learn how to...

What is Shinto? Your Questions About Japan Answered

Shinto is the indigenous faith of the Japanese. It is a way of life and a way of thinking that has been an integral part of Japanese culture since ancient times. It is the foundation for the yearly life cycles, beginning with...

Where to Buy English Books in Tokyo

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You’re in Tokyo and fancy a read but you don’t know where to buy English books. While there’s no shortage of bookshops in the city, it's disappointing to wander and not find something you can enjoy. Luckily, book lovers have plenty of...

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