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Nightingale floors in temples and castles

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Nightingale floors are just one of those incredible inventions of Japanese craftsmen, which you will only truly appreciate when you know their function. If you’ve been to Japan before, you might have noticed that some old wooden buildings have floors that make noise with every step you take. What if I told you this was done on purpose? Read […]

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10 historic places to visit in Kyoto

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Ah, Kyoto. The city was Japan’s capital for over a thousand years, and up to this day you can still see amazing remnants of this rich history. It’s one of the few places which literally has a collection of UNESCO World Heritage sites (yes, a collection) and is the place to be if you would […]

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Robot restaurant Tokyo – The crazy must-see show

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Robot restaurant Tokyo…. wait, what? Everybody calls this establishment a restaurant, but it’s actually much more than that. Or rather, eating there is actually the tiniest part of the reason why you should go there. What it is? A completely wacky, crazy, over-the-top robot- dinosaur-cabaret-dancing and music act. Credits: Cory Doctorow Rumours has it that […]

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Nagasaki Holland Village

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When I first saw the images of Nagasaki Holland Village I had to blink a few times. Holland, Japan, The Netherlands…. Holland in Japan? As a Dutch person myself I found it hard to believe the houses and windmills in the image above for example were actually made and build on the other side of […]

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Why you should visit Kagoshima

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If you’re thinking about travelling to Japan, places like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and maybe Sapporo would be high on your list. But travelling to some lesser-known places could give you a surprise of a lifetime. Of course you have about everything you could wish for in big cities like Tokyo however, how does and endless […]

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Snow monkeys Japan – they soak in hot springs!

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After I saw the Capybara hotsprings I shouldn’t be surprised about something like this. Still, it’s quite amazing to read about the Monkey Park in Nagano prefecture, where the snow monkeys leisurely bathe in hotsprings as well. Oh, and be careful if you want to take photos: they might snatch your camera away if they […]

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What you’ll find here

AFlowerInJapan is (of course) a website about everything related to Japan.

If you're looking for cool places to travel to (Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagasaki and Kyoto are high on my own list), delicious things to eat (sushi cupcakes anyone?) or if you're just looking for J-Rock or Visual Kei, I'm collecting it all in this blog. Also, I've a knack for kawaii stuff so if you know a product I just have to know about, send me an email ;-) !

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