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1|imageslimKim BosackLV.81 131 5
When it comes to Japan's quirky animal cafes, you might immediately think of the cat cafés that are so widely talked about. Now don't get me wrong - they're super fun, and a unique side of this country that you can experience - but what if you're more of a dog person rather than a cat person?Not ...more...
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1|imageslimKim BosackLV.81 136 7
I wrote a few weeks ago about some great spots in Japan to appreciate animals - and I included places to check out with cats, dogs, and foxes on that list. I forgot a very cute shrine though that I'd like to let you know about if you're going to be visiting Kyoto anytime soon - it's called Okazak...more...
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1|imageslimHayden MurphyLV.43 17 1
"Manga... that's those Japanese comics with the big eyes and girls in sailor outfits, right? You're actually into that weird stuff?" Perhaps you've heard words like that, or even thought so yourself. Fair enough, but manga has history going back to 12th century, and a far greater artistic depth a...more...
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1|imageslimAsha🍙 MehtaLV.54 119 6
Theme parks are such fantastic ways to have fun. With themed shows, thrill rides, fireworks and your favourite characters, they are a true modern marvel. Japan happens to be the home of some of the world's best amusement parks, all of which are definitely worth checking out. Here are some tips an...more...
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1|imageslimKim BosackLV.81 168 3
Iidabashi Station is often used as a transit point for travelers visiting different parts of Tokyo - but there's quite a few things to do around the area! If one of your trains sees you passing through Iidabashi, it might be worth your while to hop off, take a stroll, and check these things out!C...more...
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1|imageslimMike BosackLV.66 53 3
If you couldn't tell by now, I am a huge fan of Tottori Prefecture, located in the southwestern portion of Honshu.  The small capital of Tottori City is a fantastic contrast to the hustle and bustle of the major metropolitan areas, and I recommend it for anyone looking for a broad array of experi...more...
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1|imageslimKim BosackLV.81 465 5
If you're coming to Japan and spending your trip solely in Tokyo, you might be wondering about the best way of getting around the city. Many travelers who come to Japan opt to get the JR rail pass, which is wonderful and can save you money if you plan on traversing a lot of the country. Staying i...more...
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1|imageslimMike BosackLV.66 58 2
I had the opportunity to see the Sapporo Snow Festival some years ago, and I marveled at scale and beauty of the ice sculptures.  I thought to myself that those sculptures were perhaps some of the most magnificent examples of transient art I would ever see in my life; that is, of course, until I ...more...
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1|imageslimSteven ChuaLV.46 76 8
Do you know that Japan is not just a country ruled by humans? In some parts of Japan, certain species of animals reign supreme over their lands where they live and prosper. While you may have heard of the Shika deer and the snow macaque that take over the area of Nara City and the mountains of Na...more...
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1|imageslimKerstin YamaneLV.42 37 2
Matsumoto is very beliet for hiking and in winter for winter sports. The Japanese Alps are not far away.With the Super Azusa Express you can go straight from Shinjuku to Matsumoto in 3 hours. A reservation is appropriate as many go to the prefecture for hiking or the popular onsen. Here is my rec...more...