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Add Some Bushido Flair to Your Home ‎Décor

Guard against water rings on your favorite coffee table thanks to these sword handguard coasters inspired by four famous samurai.

See Samurai Up Close—On Horseback!

Samurai aren't just in the movies! The spirit of the samurai lives on at the Soma-Nomaoi festival, featuring a horde of armored warriors on horseback!

5 Fundamental Kabuki Plays

Kabuki is a traditional form of theater that has been around for over 400 years. Get to know this ancient art, which is a lot more understandable and accessible than you might think!

See Fireworks from Ganryu Island

Watch fireworks while comfortably sprawled on this small island, where Musashi Miyamoto fought his most famous duel!

The Coexistence of Old & New

One unique aspect of Japan is to respect traditional culture and let it grow alongside new customs in today’s society. And Kamakura is a great place to see both.

Cursed Swords on Display at Kuwana Museum

Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.

Inuyama Castle: King of the Hilltop

Inuyama Castle is a National Treasure, and one of the oldest original castles still standing in Japan.

Japan’s Three Famous Castles

Called 'sanmeijo' in Japanese, the three castles on this list have been chosen based on their significance to history and culture, as well as their scale and grandeur.

Become a Modern Samurai in These Stylish Coats

This contemporary take on traditional fashion will have you looking cool while fighting the cold.

Samurai Sword Fighting & Kimono in Osaka

Ever wanted to change into a samurai or ninja and learn sword fighting techniques? Practice the moves before performing a fight scene with a professional taking the supporting role!

Japan's Top 12 Amusement Parks

Looking for a thrill, but don't know where to start? Check out the 12 best amusement parks in Japan!

These Aren't Your Average Origami

This Japanese Twitter user stunned us with his amazing origami skills by using only one single piece of paper to create elaborate animals and historical figures.

9 Castles to Hit in Hyogo after Himeji

What do you do once you've seen the big attraction and still want more castle action? We've got nine answers right here!

Ise Azuchi Momoyama Bunkamura

Check out this historical theme park that recreates the golden age of samurai!

Look out! Here Comes the Samurai Spider-Man!

Spider-Man journeys back to feudal Japan to become... a samurai?!

Experience the Edo Period at Toei Eigamura

Where can you still see samurai, ninja and geisha roaming the streets of Japan? The answer is this theme park in Kyoto!

7 Popular Insects in Japan

Japan has a deep fascination with insects that dates back to the age of the samurai. Let’s take a look at the seven most popular insects in Japan and what makes them so popular.

Cosplay as Samurai & Walk through Kamakura

When you visit Kamakura, you can not only look like a samurai—you can also eat like one!

Pin Your Hair Up with Mini Japanese Weapons

These gorgeous hairpins will have you ready to turn heads and defeat foes.

Our 5 Favorite Tours in Kamakura

Not sure what to do and where to go in Kamakura? Let us give you some options for an unforgettable tour with a qualified guide.

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