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Osaka’s New Harry Potter Theme Park

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Osaka opened in July at Universal Studios Japan.

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September 29, 2014 by
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Japan deals

Save 10 Percent in Japan

From now until March 18, 2014, when you buy two Japan tours you get 20% OFF of your 3rd tour! That’s right – Buy 2 tours, save 20% on your 3rd!

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September 23, 2014 by
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Barbecue and Beer at Sapporo Beer Garden

Sapporo Beer Garden via MIKI Yoshihito on Flickr

If you’re planning a trip to Sapporo, Hokkaido, there’s one food destination that cannot be missed: the Sapporo Beer Garden.

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September 23, 2014 by
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Japan’s Most Beautiful Castles

Natural disasters and wars destroyed most of Japan’s castles, but many reconstructed castles survive on today. Here are Japan’s most beautiful castles.

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September 16, 2014 by
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Unique Bars in Osaka

Enjoying the nightlife in Osaka via Ryuta Ishimoto on Flickr

The nightlife in Osaka is some of the very best in all of Japan.

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August 26, 2014 by
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The Art Of The Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Japanese tea culture originated in the fourth century, when the Japanese brought green tea seeds back from China. According to The Japanese Tea Ceremony, it wasn’t until the eighth century when the actual tea ceremony came about, although it wasn’t as detailed as what you would experience today. At this time, tea was mainly used by priests for medicinal purposes, and it wasn’t until the end of the twelfth century — when Japanese priest Myoan Eisai traveled to China and brought back to tea to use for spiritual purposes in Zen Buddhism, which he founded — that Japan began making green tea as a beverage.

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August 5, 2014 by
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