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Kotatsu, the traditional Japanese table heater

For centuries, Japanese houses have been build mainly with wood and paper. The result were small, pretty homes though isolation to keep the warmth inside was nearly nonexistent. What did the Japanese people do stay warm during cold winter days? The

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Ryokan

There are many possibilities for how to stay in Japan: standard hotels, AirBnB, capsule hotels (check our article on those) and a lot more. Today though, we will take a look at a very specific kind of stay, which might

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Futon 

Japanese people are resting on futons for over a thousand years. They are small, compact and can be stored in even the smallest Japanese apartment which makes them incredible convenient for most people who are living in bigger Japanese cities

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Ofuro

We introduced you to Sentō, public bath houses, in an earlier article. In Japan however, you don’t even have to leave the house for a relaxing bathing experience. Today’s article is going to be about Ofuro (お風呂), the Japanese way

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Kotatsu

For centuries, Japanese houses have been build mainly with wood and paper. The result were small, pretty homes though isolation to keep the warmth inside was nearly nonexistent. What did the Japanese people do stay warm during cold winter days? The

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Sentō 

If you are into Japan, you probably heard about Onsen, the traditional Japanese bath houses which are heated up by volcanic springs. Going to an Onsen is an experience you definitely shouldn’t miss out when you are in Japan. But what

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Relaxation in Itoshima

Looking for relaxation? Itoshima (糸島市) might be perfect for you. If you’re planning a nice, long stroll on the beach, the city of Itoshima is the perfect day trip destination for you. Being located in the Western part of Fukuoka

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Nishi Park

Nishi Park Fukuoka

When speaking about parks in Fukuoka, the first name you will probably hear is Ōhori. That is no surprise since the Ōhori park is famous for its idyllic atmosphere and strolling paths. On the other hand, due to its popularity,

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