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Gifu Travel Guide – Top Things To Do in Gifu

Gifu. A prefecture in central Japan. Although it’s only a few hours from Tokyo on the train, Gifu is relatively untouched. A best kept secret if you will. After researching where to spend our time in Japan, Gifu stood out as a must-do. We have been craving something deeper in our travels. A real desire …

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Can You Take Luggage on The Shinkansen Bullet Train?

We were able to experience the Shinkansen bullet train in all its speedy glory on our trip to Japan. We had two separate trips. The first was from Yokohama to Gifu and the other was from Nagoya to Tokyo. Both experiences were completely different which gave us great insight on what types of luggage you …

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Why you NEED to Stay at a Japanese Ryokan and Onsen

Japan. One of the most fascinating and intriguing cultures of all time. For many people, traveling to Japan is either at the top of their bucket list, or it remains one of their top travel experiences. Spending a week travelling through central Japan, I can now see why. It’s an absolutely magical island with so …

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Seki Hamono Museum Review – Japanese Sword Forging Tour

One of the highlights of our trip to Japan was a stop at the Seki Hamono Museum in Seki, Gifu. Seki is well known for being the third largest producer in the world of high-quality cutlery. Traditionally the environment was perfect for forging the ultimate samurai swords. An abundance of water combined with coal and …

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