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【2017.08.01】

Yata Fire Festival from Worship to Festival

The Yata Fire Festival is regarded as a festival that leads people to happiness. It was derived from a legend that a sacred crow, a messenger of one of Kumano’s deities, Yatagarasu, led Emperor ...
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【2017.07.04】

Nara Tokae Festival 2017

 With as many as 20,000 candles arranged by volunteers in Nara Park surrounded by extensive tracts of nature, including World Heritage sites such as Todaiji Temple, Kofukuji Temple, and Kasuga Gran...
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【2017.07.04】

Yamato Hana-goyomi 2017: Umami Sunflower Week

Umami Sunflower Week   ■ Date/time: July 29 (Sat) – Aug. 6 (Sun), 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ■ Place: Nara Prefectural Umami Hill Park (Umami Kyuryo Park) ■ Addre...
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【2017.07.04】

Expo’70 Commemorative Park - Souchoukanreikai & Zoubihai

Lotus flowers in the Japanese garden begin to bloom in late June. Beautiful flowers come out early in the morning and close in the afternoon. It is only early in the morning when you can watch flowers...
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【2017.07.04】

Summer Festa Minoo Park - Festival of fire, water and light

Minoo’s traditional summer event, “Summer Festa Minoo Park - a festival of fire, water and light,” is scheduled.  The surface of the river along waterfall road and the Minoo Fa...
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【2017.07.04】

Shiga and Lake Biwa: A Japan Heritage ”Lake Biwa and Its Surroundings - A Water Heritage Site of Life and Prayer”

Ukimidou Hall (Mangetsuji Temple), Tatebe-taisha Temple, Eigenji Temple, mountain village scenery of Oku-eigenji and etc. are added to the cultural properties of the Japan Heritage “Lake Biwa an...
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【2017.06.15】

Hot Tourism Information of Mie 【Ama (Women Divers) Hut Experience-】

You can only enjoy "Ama Hut" in Shima&Toba, Mie! Ama is a woman who dives into ocean unaided to gather abalone, turban shells, sea vegetables and other marine products. More than half...
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【2017.06.15】

Special exhibition “Sumo and Japanese Swords”

In the Edo period, some leading sumo wrestlers, such as yokozuna grand champions, were retained by daimyo military lords and allowed to wear swords. In fact, there remain many nishiki-e (color wood...
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【2017.06.15】

Grape picking in Habikino city

Habikino city in Osaka prefecture is one of Kansai’s leading production areas of grapes!! The grape type is Delaware.  Delaware has a refreshing taste combining strong sweetness and moder...
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【2017.05.29】

Awa Odori Dance Festival in Tokushima: A Signature Summer Event of Japan

Awa Odori Dance Festival in Tokushima  Starting in Naruto City on August 9, the Awa Odori Dance Festival takes place in various parts of Tokushima Prefecture, where the folk dance originated. Among...
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