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  1. History History of Kyoto

    The history of Kyoto (京都) starts as early as the eighth century CE, when the city became the capital of Japan and home to the imperial court from...
  2. Travel Nagahama Castle (Izu)

    Nagahama Castle (長浜城 Nagahama-jō) is located on the southern edge of Numazu City in Izu Peninsula (Shizuoka Prefecture). The hilltop castle was a...
  3. Literature Yukio Mishima

    Renowned poet, actor, agitator Born on January 14, 1925 in Yotsuya, Tokyo, under the name Hiraoka Kimitake (平岡公威), the young Mishima was raised...
  4. Travel Imperial Palace East Gardens

    The Imperial Palace East Gardens (皇居東御苑, Kōkyo Higashi Gyoen) are a part of the inner imperial palace and open to the public since 1968. In the...
  5. Religion The Advent of Buddhism in Japan

    The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), one of Japan’s earliest chronicles, states that Buddhism was introduced to Japan in 552 CE, when the king of Paekche (백제),...
  6. Holidays Golden Week

    Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク, Gōruden Wīku, often abbreviated "GW") is - along with o-bon in August and ō-shōgatsu (the New Year festivities) - one of...
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