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Zooming Japan

Zooming Japan

All About Zooming Japan
Zoooming Japan does what the title implies: it zooms Japan, bringing it closer to everybody and offering a lot of details about the country. The website focuses on traveling in Japan, but also has a lot of other interesting information concerning daily life (e.g. how to obtain a Japanese driver’s license) and culture.
Zooming Around Dotonbori!

Zooming Around Dotonbori!

One of Osaka's most iconic areas, Dotonbori is bursting with shops, restaurants, arcades and more. Find out why this downtown area is a must-see when visiting Osaka!

Zooming Across Japan to Miyazaki Prefecture

Zooming Across Japan to Miyazaki Prefecture

From the most famous spot in Takachiho, the Takachiho Gorge, to the magnificent power spot Amano Yasugawara, Jasmine of Zooming Japan is going on a journey taking you all around the prefecture to experience the marvelous nature, culture and food.

The Legend of Kinojo: The Demon Castle

The Legend of Kinojo: The Demon Castle

This Okayama castle is literally called, 'Castle of a Demon.' Find out why!

'Aka-Tombo' — The Red Dragonfly

'Aka-Tombo' — The Red Dragonfly

Have you ever seen a red dragonfly? You can in Japan!

Japanese Castles — A Backpacker’s Guide

Japanese Castles — A Backpacker’s Guide

Check out an interview with Julien Mentzer as he discusses how his book, 'Japanese Castles – A Backpacker’s Guide,' can help you discover all the castle treasures of Japan.

How to Find the Remains of Zeze Castle

How to Find the Remains of Zeze Castle

Many castles in Japan are easy to find, as they are official landmarks treasured by the country. However, there are also some hidden gems that are less frequently visited, but worth the venture if you know where to find them!

Check Out this Cute Hello Kitty Café in Himeji

Check Out this Cute Hello Kitty Café in Himeji

Who would have known Hello Kitty would be nestled so nicely in this cute café, ready to greet you on your way to Himeji Castle!

What Exactly Is Golden Week?

What Exactly Is Golden Week?

Find out about the nation's most popular holiday!

Navigating Souvenir Culture in Japan

Navigating Souvenir Culture in Japan

The word 'omiyage' is often translated as 'souvenir.' But while the concept is similar, the idea of 'omiyage' goes much deeper than the coffee mugs, T-shirts and key chains most people from North America would imagine bringing back from a vacation.

Top 9 Sakura Spots in Tohoku & Hokkaido

Top 9 Sakura Spots in Tohoku & Hokkaido

Since northern Japan gets its cherry blossoms later than the rest of the country, even if you've missed the first round of 'sakura' to the south, you can often catch late blooms in Tohoku and Hokkaido as late as the end of April or even early May.

Top Japanese Skin Care from Zooming Japan

Top Japanese Skin Care from Zooming Japan

Jasmine at Zooming Japan offers much more than a list, providing details on the "double-cleansing method," tips on the best uses for facial masks, and recommendations for hot YouTubers to watch for details.

Explore Sapporo in the Snow

Explore Sapporo in the Snow

Sapporo is the fifth most populous city in Japan, yet most of the big tourist attractions can be reached on foot from Sapporo Station.

Navigating the Sapporo Snow Festival

Navigating the Sapporo Snow Festival

Featuring intricate snow and ice sculptures on a monumental scale—including pop culture icons and near-life-sized replicas of famous structures—the Sapporo Snow Festival draws over 2 million visitors each year.

3 Ways to Get More Out of a Temple Visit

3 Ways to Get More Out of a Temple Visit

Three can't-miss activities during a Japanese temple or shrine pilgrimage.

Two Can't-Miss Shrines in Shizuoka

Two Can't-Miss Shrines in Shizuoka

Shizuoka Prefecture houses the oldest Toshogu shrine in Japan, where shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu was laid to rest before being moved to Nikko. The shrine still contains part of his spirit.

Visit One of the 4 Largest Temples in Japan!

Visit One of the 4 Largest Temples in Japan!

Located in Otsu City, Miidera Temple is one huge National Treasure!

A Guide to the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails

A Guide to the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails

Winding through the Kii Peninsula, these are the only UNESCO World Heritage pilgrimage trails in Japan.

Throw 'Undama' at This Seaside Shrine

Throw 'Undama' at This Seaside Shrine

Udo Shrine in Miyazaki features a fun way to gain some good fortune!

Hit 3 Sites in Hiraizumi in Just One Day!

Hit 3 Sites in Hiraizumi in Just One Day!

The UNESCO-registered temples and gardens of Hiraizumi represented an attempt to create an ideal world on Earth.

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