Travelling to Japan as a Vegetarian

Tasting the local food is an important part of travelling. Traditional Japanese cuisine is famous all over the world and was even added to the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2013.
Going to Japan as a vegetarian, you might encounter certain difficulties. While washoku, the traditional cuisine, is rather light on the meat side (and

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An Evening Stroll through the Harbor of Kobe

Kobe is a truly international city. After Japan opened up its ports to general foreign trade in the second half of the 19th century, many foreign merchants took up residence in the capital of today’s Hyogo prefecture. Although the houses of western diplomats can be visited in the Kitano-cho district, I feel that nowhere is

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