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Taiko Drumming at Sado Island, Home of World-Famous Kodo Japanese Group
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Taiko Drumming at Sado Island, Home of World-Famous Kodo Japanese Group

Experiencing hands-on the unique traditional Japanese drum, ‘taiko’, at Sado Island in Niigata from members of the world-famous Japanese taiko group: Kodo!

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Meet, Play
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Meet, Play & Talk with Niigata’s Furumachi Geigi (Geisha) for Only $26!

Booking a real geisha (geigi) can be VERY expensive. However, there’s an affordable way to meet them up close when in Japan — read this article to know how!

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How to Rent a Japanese Kimono for a Day in Asakusa, Tokyo
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How to Rent a Japanese Kimono for a Day in Asakusa, Tokyo

Looking for a unique activity in Japan? Renting a kimono and strolling around in it for a day is something that you should NOT miss — here’s how!

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Up Close
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Up Close & Personal with Kimicho, an American Geisha in Tokyo, Japan

Did you know? There have ONLY been about 7 foreigners permitted to work as geisha in Japan & I was lucky enough to interview one of them: Kimicho of Tokyo!

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In Photos: Vlkolinec in Winter, a UNESCO Site in Slovakia
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In Photos: Vlkolinec in Winter, a UNESCO Site in Slovakia

A typical mountain village, Vlkolinec in Slovakia remains to be largely “untouched’. So when you’re in Central Europe, this UNESCO site is a must to see!

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A Beauty
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A Beauty & A Mystique: Exploring Orava Castle, Slovakia in Winter

Here’s a magnificent beauty that you should not miss in Eastern Europe: the towering Orava Castle in Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia.

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The Stunning Walled City of Le Mont Saint Michel, A Must-See in France!
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The Stunning Walled City of Le Mont Saint Michel, A Must-See in France!

There’s certainly more to France than Paris. For starters, come check out this fairytale-like island and walled city of ‘Le Mont Saint Michel’ in Normandy!

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D-Day Beaches in Normandy: A WWII Historical Tour
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D-Day Beaches in Normandy: A WWII Historical Tour

I am all for for historical trips and tours, so imagine my excitement when we visited the D-Day Beaches in Normandy, France!

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