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Kyoto booked out?
Some tips on how to find a hotel room in Kyoto during the busy cherry blossom season.
Crabs, Peonies and Castle Cruises
A winter trip to Matsue, the capital of Shimane Prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast.

Trial Run to Kanazawa
Riding the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Kanazawa ahead of its March opening.
Hokuriku Shinkansen Extension
On March 14, the Hokuriku Shinkansen was extended from Nagano to Kanazawa, reducing travel times to various destinations.

Exploring the revitalized Nihonbashi District
Thanks to tasteful, recent redevelopment, Tokyo's Nihonbashi district is increasingly becoming an attractive sightseeing spot.
Kaga's Four Onsen and Mt.Hakusan
The extended Hokuriku Shinkansen will move the onsen towns closer to Tokyo from March 14, 2015.

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2014/04/18 - Azaleas and peonies in Tokyo (PBY)
2015/03/06 - Weeping plum blossoms at Yuki Shrine - Mie Prefecture (Claire2015)
2015/03/02 - Matsuda sakura matsuri&odawara soga bairin (haro1210)
2014/04/15 - Haradani-en, Nishijin Textile Center and Fushimi Inari Taisha (PBY)
2015/02/17 - February short tour - Tokyo/Kyoto (JapanCustomTours)
2014/09/03 - Chureito Pagoda in Summer (natpriddle)
2014/04/05 - Takehara and Kure (PBY)
2014/04/07 - Chiba Pref. (heimmy)
2013/07/06 - Shimizu City, Shizuoka Pref. (heimmy)
2013/07/05 - Kofu City, Yamanashi Pref. (heimmy)
2013/05/14 - Showa Memorial Park, Tachiwaka City (heimmy)
2012/10/03 - Kinchakuda, Hidaka City, Saitama Pref. (heimmy)
2011/07/15 - Miyako-Jima Island, Okinawa Pref. (heimmy)
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