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Autumn Colors 2014
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10/31  Karuizawa  10/29  Shima Onsen
10/24  Fuji  10/21  Bandai
10/21  Nikko  10/20  Towada
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New Rail Pass for Nozomi
A new rail pass has become available for the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen, but it generally underperforms the Japan Rail Pass.


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Kusatsu Onsen Beautification
The hot spring town north of Tokyo keeps becoming more attractive thanks to various beautification projects.
Tabimori - travel app for Japan
A new, free smartphone application including speech translation, route planner, weather forecast and more.

Toranomon Hills opens
Opened on June 11, Toranomon Hills is Tokyo's newest landmark and tallest building.
Tomioka Silk Mill - World Heritage
Japan's newest world heritage site is centered around the country's first modern silk factory.

Ginzan Onsen
One of Japan's prettiest, old-fashioned onsen towns was finally added to our sightseeing guide.
Three Years After The Tsunami
Part seven in our open-ended series about the recovery of the tsunami-hit coast of the Tohoku Region.

Past articles... List of current major renovations - 2011 Earthquake Update

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2014/10/31 - Agon-shu Monastery (Chashitsu)
2014/10/30 - In the footsteps of the Shogun (Chashitsu)
2014/10/30 - Tale of the Genji (Chashitsu)
2014/09/30 - Tea and Zen at Uji (Csabba)
2014/10/25 - Koyo In Japan - A Collection of Photos (mfedley)
2014/09/29 - Ninnaji and Takao (Csabba)
2014/09/28 - Exploring Kyoto's southern temples (Csabba)
2014/09/27 - Iwakuni and Hiroshima (Csabba)
2014/09/26 - One day at Miyajima (Csabba)
2014/07/13 - 2014 Miyajima Kangen-sai (TheTripod)
2014/07/05 - Trip to Kanto area ~Saitama~ (Nanami Ringo)
2014/08/22 - Gifu Road Trip Part 3: Hida Takayama (scarreddragon)
2014/08/22 - Gifu Road Trip Part 2: Gujo City and Shirakawa-go (scarreddragon)
2014/08/22 - Gifu Road Trip Part 1: Gifu City and Gujo Caves (scarreddragon)
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