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Botakyen is currently an international student and teaching assistant here in Osaka, Japan. Other than her daily life of teaching English and studying Japanese, she enjoys photography and writing about Japan!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Stay in a Traditional Guest House (Ryokan) During Your Visit to Japan

A Ryokan is a traditional Japanese style inn that is found throughout Japan with its signature feature of tatami matted (mats made from rice straw) rooms and in house onsens (hot spring baths). Ryokans are priced at a slightly higher rate than a hotel and hostel. However, here are 5 reasons why a ryokan experience is a must-try during your visit to Japan.

5 Things to Do in Kagoshima

Kagoshima prefecture is located in the Kyushu region, down south in a lovely, peaceful part of Japan. It brings a strong sense of home and serenity upon arrival at this beautiful scenic spot. It is warmer than most parts of Japan during winter season and is a great travel sightseeing spot with lots of charming scenery. Driving around is highly recommended, as you breathe in the beautiful natural sights that Kagoshima has to offer.

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