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Karuta Hajime New Year's Card Game

Karuta Hajime New Year's Card Game

Early Jan

At New Year in Japan's former capital of Kyoto, Karuta Hajime is an annual event where a popular traditional card game is played..

Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine 2
The Straw Ropes of Kashima Futami 14

The Straw Ropes of Kashima Futami

JapanTravel Guest

In early May, the straw rope between the twin rocks off Kashima Island is replaced. Spectators in fishing boats swarm around taking..

Ehime 1
Aoi Matsuri in Photos 7

Aoi Matsuri in Photos

Bonson Lam

The Aoi Matsuri is one of the oldest and most celebrated festivals in Japan. So much so, the word “Matsuri” originally referre..

Kyoto
A Week in Miyazaki

A Week in Miyazaki

Tom Roseveare

Miyazaki promises a wealth of cultural, geological and culinary discoveries for those keen to explore one of Japan's warmest,..

Miyazaki 4
The Flaming Leaves of Engyo-ji

The Flaming Leaves of Engyo-ji

Mid Nov

Few places in Hyogo have fall color that can rival the beauty of Mt. Shosha in late-November.

Hyogo 1 Free