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Before going to Japan, it would be useful to familiarize yourself with some cultural characteristics in order to avoid insulting the feelings of the Japanese. Manners and social rules are not universal, and it is easy to commit an oversight if you do not know the customs of the country. The Japanese are restrained and polite, so tourists often do not even understand that they are insulting someone from the locals. Continue reading
Four places in Japan that will remind you of winter wonderland!
New Year’s holiday in Japan can be truly fabulous if you decide to visit the picturesque port city of Otaru. During the economic expansion of Hokkaido, in the late XIX and early XX centuries, Otaru flourished, and many Western-style buildings were built in the center of the port city. Continue reading