06/26/2012 08:09 am ET | Updated Aug 26, 2012

8 Ways To Experience Japanese Culture (PHOTOS)

Japan's unique cultural mix of ancient traditions and quickly evolving modern subcultures makes it an exceptionally interesting place to visit. This is a place where you can spend the afternoon at an elegant historical tea ceremony and the evening at a loud, blinking internet cafe and come away with an understanding of two important aspects of Japanese culture.

There's a lot to explore and learn about, which can be hard with limited time so here are eight ways to experience the rich culture of Japan.

- Stephanie Yoder

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