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Jake Yoder

Jake (known to friends as Knox) is a journalist and teacher exploring lesser known parts of Japanese subculture. When they aren't writing or in front of a class, you can find them at a local punk show or grabbing a beer in a small dive bar.

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Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle

One of the most iconic features of Saga’s picturesque coastal city

Karatsu Kunchi

Karatsu Kunchi Festival

Every fall, thousands of people from all over Japan and the world make their way to Karatsu City for one of Saga Prefecture’s most historic and unique events, Karatsu Kunchi. Held each...

Yutoku Inari Shrine

Yutoku Inari Shrine

Hike to the peak of the most famous Inari shrine in Kyushu.

Saga International Balloon Festival

Saga International Balloon Festival

Witness over 100 unique hot air balloons take flight over the serene Saga countryside.