To first-time visitors, everything in this amazing land is so different and foreign that there really is no other word for it: It's strange.
Taking time to celebrate and absorb beauty is a way of life in Japan.
The development of okonomiyaki as an affordable, staple dish in both Osaka and Hiroshima is directly linked to disasters in those regions.
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Setouchi is comprised of seven prefectures of Japan, seven mini-states essentially each with their own culture, attractions, history and charm.
Leave your Western expectations of gardens behind in Japan.
In the middle of Tokyo Bay sits an innocuous man-made island in the shape of a boomerang.
Sublimely unique, Japan is beautiful, warm and inviting. This archipelago of islands, also known as the "Land of the Rising Sun", is meeting point between traditional and contemporary. With an abundance of cultural wonders from The Golden Pavilion to Nijo Castle; natural wonders from Mount Fuji to snow onsens; and modern pow-wows of high-rises, malls and restaurants.