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Konnichiwa & Sayonara in Japan
This is how Japanese people say Konnichiwa and Sayonara
Video showing how Japanese people pronounce "Konnichiwa" and "Sayonara" in three different regions of Japan.

Reizan, the Sake of Kumamoto
The timeless nature of Mt. Aso
Reizan is an iconic sake brand in Kumamoto. Located in Takamori-machi at the bosom of Mt. Aso, it has been making sake since 1762, yet is continually evolving to make sake come alive for the next generation.

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Rissei Cinema
Independent movies and old school charm
Rissei Cinema in Kyoto showcases independent movies and as well as hosting local events at the former Rissei Elementary School. The gateway is a stone bridge over Takase River, which is the setting for ‘Takasebune’ written by Mori Ohgai in Taisho Era.

Advertising Museum Tokyo
Free admission into the world of Japanese advertising
Advertising Museum Tokyo provides a look into the world of Japanese advertising from the Edo period running right through to the glitz and glamour of present day advertising. It shows how advertising was done in Japan in the early Edo period through a more physical process, then to colorful flyers and posters before the emergence of newspapers and magazines, after which came television and social media.  Everything is expertly linked together with a great historical commentary. At the end there is an opportunity to watch adverts from 2010 ranging all the way back to the 1950's, providing a fantastic insight into the changes of consumer culture, lifestyles and ideologies in Japan. 

Akihabara, an Anime Fairyland
An electronics, anime and manga paradise
Akihabara is an anime and manga fairyland, an electronic heaven. The streets are lined with anime and manga stores, overflowing with floors upon floors of electronics. It is a special place to experience the heart of anime culture in Japan. The flamboyant streets are filled with "otakus" and people from all over the world, all embarking on an anime pilgrimage and circulating the stores as if to be cleansed by the manga spirits. This is a place you simply have to visit when in Tokyo; soak up and immerse yourself in this special culture of Japan. 

La Collina Omi-Hachiman
Club Harie Baumkuchen Factory
La Collina means hill in Italian, giving a clue to the architect’s intentions, with its hill like roof covered by a lush lawn and surrounded by forested mountains.

Tokyo Japanese Sword Museum
A divine display of beautiful swords
Tokyo Japanese Sword Museum is dedicated to preserving Japanese art swords. Inside are a variety of blades, all ranging in length and curvature, aesthetically designed specifically to represent the period of time they were produced in. The swords, which are beautiful objects of art, sit behind glass as important cultural assets to Japan. Inside you will see magnificent blades, and also a few swords with wonderfully designed handles and mounts. A manual for appreciating the art of the sword and 'The Construction of the Japanese Sword,' along with 'Japanese Sword Vocabulary' are essential to make the most of. They provide a excellent account into the history of the swords, their makers and their spiritual and artistic importance. 

Shiogama Seafood Wholesale Market
Taste the difference of fresh seafood
The Shiogama Seafood Wholesale Market sells freshly caught fish and seafood to the public from early morning hours to the afternoon in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture.  

Tokyo Tranquility Tea Ceremony
A magical experience of Japanese tea and incense
Tokyo Tranquility Tea Ceremony is a magical insight into the Japanese tea and incense ceremony. Guided with a perfect English explanation from the teacher, Ms. Seki, you are submerged into the beautiful art form of 'the way of tea'. You smell the incense after an intricate preparation, eat specifically crafted sweets to reflect upon the delicate changes of the seasons in Japan, drink thin and thick tea and learn the wonderful etiquettes behind the ceremony. 

Why You Should Go to Yokohama
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Why you should go to Yokohama

Animate
A manga and anime lover's dream store in Akihabara
Animate is a store located in Akihabara that has multiple floors of manga and anime merchandise 

Kyoto's Historic Kifune Jinja
Kurama-area shrine dedicated to the deities of water
Set deep in the mountains of Kyoto, historic Kifune Jinja is a great place to visit for those who want to see a different side of this amazing city.

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