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1|imageslimSara LópezLV.30 106 3
Travelling to Japan is very exciting! Such a wonderfull land with so many things to offer! And we most certainly do not want to miss out. But we have to be well prepared, otherwise we might as well do not enjoy the journey as much as we would love to.  So here are 6 tips that I used when organizi...more...
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1|imageslimMike BosackLV.69 80 10
Finding your way around in a new place can be challenging for anyone, but navigating the labyrinthine streets and alleyways of most Japanese cities and towns can be downright mind-boggling even for the most seasoned world travelers.  Most streets are unnamed and wind around like snakes in tall gr...more...
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1|imageslimPhil NolanLV.23 59 7
Tanuki (Raccoon Dogs) in Japan     The Japanese raccoon dog, or Tanuki, have a long history in Japanese folklore and they actually are a real animal. You can find them in the forests and mountain valleys of Japan and more recently in suburbs and even cities. You’ll find statues and sculptures of ...more...
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1|imageslimSherilyn SiyLV.60 466 6
Out on a small hill in the town of Otsuchi  stands a British style telephone booth, with its distinctive glass panes looking out to a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. But unlike the regular iconic British telephone booths, this one is white, intimating a sacred space in the middle of a tra...more...
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1|imageslimSusan GavinLV.40 336 6
Japan has 47 prefectures, each with its own regional specialties. It seems like it would be impossible to visit them all on a single trip, but it can be done. Intrigued? You won't need to go any farther than Tokyo! Shibuya, one of Tokyo’s 23 wards, is known for its famously congested crosswalk an...more...
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Imagine this scenario. You just finished using the bathroom and you have no idea how to flush. You start looking at all the buttons and have absolutely no idea what to do. You start to panic and are super embarrassed because your friends are waiting for you outside. They’re all probably wonderin...more...
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1|imageslimKim BLV.85 439 4
October is here, the leaves are starting to change color and there's a refreshing coolness in the air. That can only mean one thing - Halloween is just around the corner! The excitement around Halloween in Japan (as well as the number of events to attend) has been growing in recent years, and if ...more...
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1|imageslimMike BosackLV.69 83 8
One of the best ways to experience a foreign country is by doing a homestay.  One of the worst ways to experience a foreign country is by doing a homestay.  Wait, which is it?  Well, both are true depending on the homestay program you select as well as how you approach the homestay experience.  P...more...
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1|imageslimKim BLV.85 108 3
Halloween is becoming more and more popular in Japan each year - and one of the most fun elements of Halloween celebrations are of course the costumes you get to choose from. Here are five costume trends seen on the streets last year that are likely to still make it back this time around - all wi...more...
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1|imageslimSherilyn SiyLV.60 23 1
To view the full moon gliding up from the horizon at twilight is one of the regular miracles that never fails to make me feel fortunate. But of all the full moons of the year, it is the harvest moon that is the most entrancing as it appears bigger and brighter than usual, probably due to the rela...more...