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John Asano is a blogger, traveler and freelance writer living in Gifu, Japan. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he has lived in Japan now for over 12 years. John loves nothing better than picking up his camera and exploring all the amazing sights and attractions that Japan has to offer. He writes about the must see sights and attractions in Japan at Japan Travel Advice, as well as about Japanese culture and modern life on his blog Japan Australia.





The Venice of Japan: Ine no Funaya

Many places can claim to be the Venice of Japan from Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture with its white-walled storehouses and picturesque canal to Ogaki in Gifu Prefecture famous for its old waterways. Recently a new off the beaten track destination has risen to challenge the title from Kyoto Prefecture.

Shop 'til You Drop at Jazz Dream Nagashima

If you are a shopaholic searching for a bargain or just need some retail therapy, I have just the place for you where you can fulfil all your shopping fantasies in one shop till you drop fun location. Jazz Dream Nagashima, officially known as Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima is an outlet mall located in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture, just a short distance away from Nagoya. It is the biggest outlet mall in Japan and offers around 240 stores...

Top 5 Spring Food and Drinks in Japan

Japan is famous for its seasonal food and drinks with spring one of the best times of the year to sample these delicious treats. In Japan, spring is seen as a time of hope and new beginnings and carries with it the promise of warmer weather, beautiful colours and “hanami” or cherry blossom viewing.

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