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Culture and Discovery in Japan

Kyoto, the essence of traditional Japanese culture

Things to do in Kyotoa, in our opinion Japan's most beautiful city. A city of traditional culture, Kyoto has many secrets to reveal. Let's head off to explore it!...
Olivier Ruel 28 March 2018
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Nara, kingdom of the deer

Discover and experience Japan's deer, whose little paradise on earth is to be found in the city of Nara. From tradition to modernity: learning and exploring.
Olivier Ruel 12 May 2016
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The geishas - a particularity of Japanese culture

It's difficult not to conjure up images of geishas - or geikos - when you mention Japan. But what mysteries surround them? Who are the geishas? Where can you meet them?...
Camille Veillard 11 May 2016
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A Foodie's Guide to Osaka

After all, it's everyone's dream to do a tour of restaurants throughout Japan! The country's cuisine fully lives up to its reputation. So head off and discover it at Osak...
Olivier Ruel 2 May 2017
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Hiroshima and its region: between shrine and memorial

Hiroshima and the neighbouring island of Miyajima are both world famous but for very different reasons: one for the atomic bomb and its atrocities, and the other for its ...
Marielle Awad 28 March 2018
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Top 10 places to visit in Japan

Japan has numerous hidden treasures. Here are my top 10 most beautiful places to visit, but also the most interesting.
Olivier Ruel 28 March 2018
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Tokyo, a window into the future

Tokyo, a modern megalopolis. Tokyo, the capital of Japan. But what is the city really like? Here are the answers to that question.
Olivier Ruel 28 March 2018
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Japan today: presentation and safely

Japan is a very safe country where you can travel with peace of mind. However, two things can scare off travellers; sexual assaults and the fallout from the nuclear accid...
Lucie Aidart 22 April 2016
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The Yaeyama Islands: Japan's forgotten piece of nature

Although it is a tourist destination, Japan is full of islands that are still little known and that have found a way of preserving their authentic and idyllic side. Among...
Laetitia Santos 22 April 2016
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Japan's manga culture

Though manga are the Japanese equivalent of Western-style graphic novels, the popularity of the former far outstrips that of the latter. Estimates actually put the propor...
Olivier Ruel 22 April 2016
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