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A Culinary Journey to Japan: Comfort Food

Centuries-old history, spectacular landscape, and one-of-a-kind culture – Japan is an amazing destination for so many reasons. But for foodies, the Japanese cuisine alone is reason enough to visit. With an endless variety of regional and seasonal dishes as well as international cuisine, Japan is definitely a paradise for any food enthusiast. From intricate haute cuisine at a luxury ryokan to down-to-earth street food, the country offers a wide range of gastronomical delights.

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Searching for Peace in Arashiyama

Appearing like an ink wash painting, Arashiyama in the western outskirt of Kyoto has long been a favourite escape of the Japanese elites. Since the Heian period, the nobles came here to unwind from the hustle of the city. Today, foreign and domestic tourists flock here to see the evergreen bamboo groves of Arashiyama, as well as to find serenity at Tenryūji, a temple with a stunning mountain backdrop.

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Fushimi Inari & The Thousands Torii

Best known for seemingly endless trails of vermillion torii gates, Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Japan’s most important Shinto shrines. It is dedicated to Inari, the god of rice, and has attracted pilgrimages and merchants for centuries. Now, visitors from all over the world pour into this place to have a stroll through the beautiful holy gates, as well as to pray the deity for luck and business success.

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