Surviving Sports Festival

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In Japan, summer’s end ushers in a nationwide school tradition. Students, teachers, family, and other guests gather for a day of outdoor events known as undoukai (運動会) or sports festival. Undoukai offers something for … [Read more...]

Mt. Koya, Japan [TofuguTV]

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One of my top recommended places for those of you planning a trip to Japan, Mt. Koya (AKA Koyasan) is a must see and must go-to in my book. Whether you're looking to get away from it all, relax, or just be amazed, Mt. Koya … [Read more...]

Japan’s Ryokan Get Five Stars

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One of the most difficult things about traveling to Japan is deciding where to stay. Should you stay at a hostel? Hotel? Homestay? Capsule hotel!? There are plenty of options. However, if you have a bit of extra change and … [Read more...]