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Wakayama

Step off the beaten path and wander where gods dwell.... From gainfully employed cats to a thousand-year-old pilgrimage, Wakayama Prefe...
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Sendai

City of doomed love and decadent tongues The Tohoku region’s greatest metropolis offers mouthwatering local delicacies, striking feudal architecture and a vi...
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There is always a sacrifice

Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi One broken family grapples with loss in a novel that “sings out against all the bad in the world.” Author info B...
Bentobox, Magazine, Japanese, Toronto, food, culture

HAKUBA

HIKE INTO THE HEART OF HAKUBA Crystal-clear lakes and wildflower fields prove that Nagano Prefecture’s not just for powder hounds. Courtesy of Tourism Comm...
Bentobox, Magazine, Japanese, Toronto, travel, culture

OSAKA

Get to know Japan’s funkiest metropolis From killer sushi to barefoot deities, Osaka’s full of warmth, humour and a touch of mischief. Tenjinbashi-suji ...
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The devil’s in the details

Confessions by Kanae Minato A teacher  takes revenge when her daughter is murdered on school grounds. AUTHOR INFO Kanae Minato (湊かなえ) be...
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Kanazawa

City of gold, gardens and comfort food fusions Take a glimpse into Japan’s past as you amble through Kanazawa, a small city that’s big on culture.  ...