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Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine
A lover's sanctuary in central Osaka
A lover's sanctuary in the Osaka Kita and Umeda area, Ohatsu Tenjin (officially Tsuyuno Tenjinsha), beholds one of Japan's greatest love stories. Japan's 'Romeo and Juliet', the story of Ohatsu and Tokubei has kept lovers flocking to the shrine for generations. 

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri
Japan's Largest Danjiri Festival
The Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri is the largest, if not greatest, danjiri matsuri (float festival) in Japan. Celebrating 300 years of tradition, neighbourhoods compete by racing 35 4-tonne danjiri through the streets of Kishiwada. Held every September, the festival is a direct train ride from Kansai Airport. With the event's immense popularity, it is still possible to get an unobstructed view of the danjiri and the chanting float-pullers. If you follow the path directly opposite Kispa La Park, it is possible to explore the surrounding streets, which have reduced crowds and greater views.

Art Space Yosuga
Connecting people and cultures through art
Art Space Yosuga (Art space 寄す処) is an artists' residency, gallery and cafe/bar located 15 minutes walk from JR Kyoto Station. The derived meaning of 'Yosuga' is 'connection' and establishes the founding philosophy for the art space. Art Space Yosuga is a platform for communication - linking art, cultures, and the international community. Located in a twin set of renovated traditional Japanese houses, Art Space Yosuga incorporates a shared living and working space along with a cafe/bar gallery

Tanabu Festival
Three nights of lights, shrines, sake and festive people
Tanabu Festival is a centuries old celebration of the end of summer involving colorful lights, massive moving shrines, dancers, food, sake and the best expression of northern Aomori's hospitality. 

Blue Water Explorations, Okinawa
#Okinawa: #Fishing charters & marine exploration
Fishing charter on Okinawa: Try fishing in Okinawa Islands with Blue Water Explorations.

The Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival
A glorious exhibition of drunken insanity
The Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival, an outrageous combination of flames, kindling and tons of sake is held every year on January 15th in Nozawa Onsen, a hot spring resort and ski village in northern Nagano Prefecture.

Roppongi Kaguwa
Wicked entertainment and delectable cuisines
Located in Tokyo’s popular nightlife district, Roppongi Kaguwa is not your typical restaurant where one merely dines and wines. Fronted by a sophisticated Japanese-style façade, this dinner theatre incorporates a huge variety of wicked entertainment and delectable cuisines that can only be best described as ‘an excellence of fusion’.

Sunset Live
Fukuoka's 3-day summer outdoor music and art festival
Fukuoka's top outdoor summer music and art festival comes each September at Keya Beach. 15,000 attend the three-day annual event.

Tokyo: A Girly Girl’s Itinerary
Afternoon sightseeing, sweets and shopping in Harajuku!
A girly girl's afternoon itinerary in Tokyo. We visit Etude House Harajuku for playful cosmetics, Magnolia Bakery for American cupcakes, Pizzeria Sole & Luna Hiroo for lunch, Boulangerie Burdigala Hiroo for French breads, Takeshita Street for a photo opportunity, Laline for body scrubs, Ben & Jerry's for homemade American ice cream, and clothes shopping at Top Shop, H&M, and Forever 21 in Harajuku!

Chill at Keya Beach
Fukuoka's top summer resort
Fukuoka, Japan's top beach resort. Overview with photos of Keya and it's beach houses, clear waters for swimming, and fine scenery.

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