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The must see festivals and events for May 2015 in Japan
 
May in Japan sees spring in full swing with warm weather and blue skies. It is also the Golden Week period which is a collection of four national holidays in the space of seven days. There are also quite a few traditional cultural festivals happening around this time of the year.

Festivals and Events for May 2015 in Japan http://japantraveladvice.com/festivals-events-may-2015-japan/
Festivals and Events for May 2015 in Japan. May is a good time to travel with warm weather, blue skies and many traditional cultural festivals around Japan.
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Catch a glimpse into the life of ninja and a sneak peak at some of their many secrets and skills at the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum in Iga Uneo, Mie Prefecture.

The Ninja of Iga Ueno http://taiken.co/single/the-ninja-of-iga-ueno
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My latest article for the Taiken Japan website is about Iga Ueno in Mie Prefecture, home to one of Japan’s two leading ninja schools during the age of the samurai and a former ninja stronghold

The Ninja of Iga Ueno http://taiken.co/single/the-ninja-of-iga-ueno
Are you interested in ninja? Would you like to see one of the places where they originally came from? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then I have just the place for you.
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The beautiful presentation and amazing taste of Japanese Kaiseki Ryori 
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There is nothing like the atmosphere of a Japanese festival
 
The electric atmosphere of a Japanese festival

The Dosan Festival in Gifu http://buff.ly/1PWJSbw
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Happy Showa no Hi from Japan. It is the start of "Golden Week" in Japan, a collection of four national holidays in the space of seven days.
 
Today, April 29 is a National Holiday in Japan called "Showa no Hi". It  is an annual Japanese National Holiday held on April 29 to honor the birthday of the former Showa Emperor, who reigned from 1926 to 1989. Showa no Hi is the first holiday of the “Golden Week” period in Japan.

Festivals and Events for April 2015 in Japan http://japantraveladvice.com/festivals-events-april-2015-japan/
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Constitution Memorial Day or “Kenpou Kinenbi” (憲法記念日) in Japanese is an annual Japanese National Holiday held on May 3. It is the second national holiday of “Golden Week”, a collection of four national holidays in the space of seven days.

Read all about this holiday on our latest blog post http://japan-australia.blogspot.jp/2015/05/kenpou-kinenbi.html
Japan Australia is a blog about Japan containing useful tips and advice about Japan.
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I was recently asked to help contribute an article to the HiFX Project dedicated to helping the next generation of expats understand the issues people encounter in their first six months abroad!

You can check out my article on the HiFX Blog http://www.hifx.co.uk/blog/?p=173
If you’re thinking about emigrating to Japan, make sure you read this weeks ‘expat survival’ advice from John Asano now!
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Found some new Pocky in Japan! Pocky Wagokoro in Matcha and Azuki flavour. 
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Sendai Tanabata Matsuri
 
The Sendai Tanabata Matsuri takes place from the 6th to the 8th of August every year in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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Colorful “koinobori” (carp streamers) stretch across the Sagami River near Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture

Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/picture-of-the-day/view/blowin-in-the-wind-2
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Showa no Hi (昭和の日) is an annual Japanese National Holiday held on April 29.

Read all about this special day on our latest blog post http://japan-australia.blogspot.jp/2015/04/showa-no-hi.html
Japan Australia is a blog about Japan containing useful tips and advice about Japan.
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  • Japan Travel Advice
    Web Administrator, 2012 - present
    Japan Travel Advice is dedicated to travel in Japan. It contains information on the must see destinations and attractions in Japan as well as travel advice and tips for the Japan tourist.
  • Japan Australia
    Web Administrator, 2009 - present
    Japan Australia is a blog dedicated to Japan travel and culture. Follow me on my adventures in Japan.
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Japan traveler and blogger from Japan Australia
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Passionate about all things Japan. Blogging about Japan travel and culture.
 
Visit my blog at Japan Australia
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Survived 10 years in Japan!!
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  • Chisholm Institute
    Websites/ Web Development, 2012
  • Monash University
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