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Remembrance of Things Past
It is fair to say that Japan is a nostalgic nation. Things in the past are worthy of equal attention as those at present, if not more. Still to this day, ancestor worship is commonly practiced in Japa...
A Journey on Its Own
Staying in a traditional Japanese hotel is a journey on its own. For those simply expecting a bed to crash for the night, they ought to think better of it. The moment you step into the grand lobby, wh...
In Hopes of Spring
Between our two livesis the vivid lifeof the cherry blossoms.- Matsuo Bashō, Japanese Haiku In Japan, the four seasons of a year are quite distinct. Japanese culture is deeply rooted in the chang...
An Extravagant Experience of In-room Dining
Takimoto-kan In-room Dining ExclusiveForget about room service. Hotels in Japan take it to a whole other level. When Japanese people travel in groups, it is sometimes expected to have in-room dining w...
Magical Christmas in Japan
Japan is a country with complex identities. This is especially shown in the way people celebrate their holidays here. For instance, towards the end of December, a common Japanese family would celebrat...
Chiyogami: The Centuries-Old Decorative Art
Takimoto-kan has recently renovated its pathway areas and installed new carpets along the full wall windows. A closer look at the carpet patterns will instantly lead you to see the resemblance of Chiy...
Fuyu-gaoki: The Winter Gardening Tip You Should Know
If you live in a snowy region like Hokkaido, winter can be a tough season for your plants. In Hokkaido, we sometimes start getting snow as early as mid-October. That is why we are familiar with prepar...
Osechi Ryori: The Refined New Year’s Experience
In Japan, people celebrate New Year in style with the tradition meal: Osechi Ryori. These luxurious “bento” boxes are carefully compartmentalized and extravagantly displayed. It can be presented as a ...
Outdoor onsen: Drink to the beauty of nature
Sitting in one of our 7 natural onsen with the warmth of the water and natural minerals nurturing your body, you feel every muscle in your body relaxing. All the tension stored up in your body melts a...
Falling for Noboribetsu: The Colors of Autumn
Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons in Noboribetsu. Standing atop hell valley you will see the changing autumn colors – a rich and decadent mix of gold and orange leaves that will warm your he...
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