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When in Kyoto: Attend a Japanese Matcha Tea Ceremony

  When in Kyoto, Japan The cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto is one of the country’s biggest tourist destinations. It’s home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites—many of them Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines—palaces, castles, geishas, and the picturesque Arashiyama Bamboo Forest.    Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony When arriving to a Japanese tea ceremony, you’ll be welcomed into a minimalist tea room lined in tatami floor mats. While each tea ceremony varies, all will require…

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Videos from Tokyo and Kamakura, Japan

Big & Small Travel are in Japan! Here’s what you’ll see in our first few videos shot in Tokyo and the nearby coastal town of Kamakura: Big purifies his hands and mouth at Kaneiji Temple in Ueno Park in Tokyo. Small samples matcha treats at Senso-Ji Temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo. Spectacular images of the Great Buddha in Kamakura, a breathtaking bronze statue that’s even survived an earthquake and tsunami! The madness and glitz of Shinjuku and Shibuya in the…

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