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Hadaka Matsuri – Naked Man Festival

Hadaka Matsuri – Naked Man Festival

The hadaka matsuri (裸祭り) is over 500 years old, and it has to be one of the most hilarious and fun festivals I have ever visited in Japan. It is held on the coldest weekend in February (on the third Sunday of the month.) Around 10,000 men take part in this festival, with even more people involved as spectators. The event culminates at 10pm when priests drop some shingi sticks into the crowd which all the men try to grab…

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Iga – Ninja museum and castle

Iga – Ninja museum and castle

There are so many fun things to visit in Japan, but this has to be one of the best giggles! Did you know there is a Ninja Village located in Mie prefecture that has an amazing Ninja museum? You can dress up like a ninja, visit a Ninja Yashiki (the modified farm houses that ninjas use as bases), and even spot ninjas around the local castle. Then, once you are ninja-ed out, there is another awesome place to visit nearby;…

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Exploring Hyogo – Kinosaki Onsen

Exploring Hyogo – Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen is one of the loveliest onsen spots I have visited in Japan. I found it thanks to my lovely friend Mai, who suggested it last time we went back to visit Japan. We visited in mid-June, which is hot and humid (and not the time of year I’d normally recommend for visiting Japan.) Still, even with the humidity, we had a fantastic trip. The food was truly delicious and in the evening we could watch hundreds of fireflies…

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Nara Hikes – Muroji Temple

Nara Hikes – Muroji Temple

Muroji is my favourite temple in the whole of Japan. It is located to the south east of Nara City within Uda City. If you like quiet, calming ancient buildings surrounded by lush woodlands, you may love it as well. To reach Muroji temple, most people take the train to Muroguchiono station, and then take a bus to to the temple. However you can make a day of it, by hiking to the temple past an ancient carved cliff face…

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