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2016/4/20 - Far from the Madding Kyoto Crowds - Part 2
by Chashitsu
On my last full day in Kyoto I ventured to the Imperial Palace gardens, which were nearby. Just inside the south gate... read all
2016/4/20 - Far from the Madding Kyoto Crowds - Part 1
by Chashitsu
Having visited Kyoto on a number of occasions and seen many of the main temples and gardens I decided to devote a couple of days visiting less popular... read all
2016/6/14 - Tebajima : Time Travel to the Showa Era
by sudachichan
Tebajima is a well known island in Tokushima Prefecture now because of the Mugi Tebajima Art Exhibition... read all
2016/4/27 - Time in Asakusa
by Chashitsu
Having never hitherto stayed in Tokyo, I decided to include it my itinerary, mainly as a transport hub... read all
2016/4/21 - The beauty of Koraku-en
by Chashitsu
Koraku-en garden is one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan... read all
2016/6/12 - Biwako-lake (in Shiga prefecture)
by 777Lisa
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2015/12/2 - Kawagoe Day Trip
by Villagemayor
One of the good things about Tokyo is the ability to take part in day trips outside of the city... read all
2016/4/17 - Delights of Hikone
by Chashitsu
I went with a group in 2002 on a coach day to Hikone and saw the gardens and Ryotan-ji temple but not the castle... read all
2016/4/16 - Nara Revisited
by Chashitsu
I visited Nara on my first trip to Japan in 2002 and remembered little other than Todai-ji... read all
2016/4/23 - A Thousand Cranes
by Chashitsu
I have long been touched by the story coming out of Hiroshima after the tragedy of 1945 about the young girl Sadako Sasaki... read all
2016/6/8 - My Trip to Kumano
by 777Lisa
My Trip to Kumano read all
2016/4/25 - Kakunodate
by Chashitsu
Kakunodate I hear you say, where is it? It is a small town, population 14,000 in Akita province, northern Honshu... read all
2016/4/18 - A Day in the Mountains
by Chashitsu
Takao has long held a fascination and is particularly resplendent in autumn. It is a small mountain village together with Toganoo and Makinoo... read all
2016/4/22 - Castle in the Clouds
by Chashitsu
The castle at Takahashi had come to my attention with a dramatic picture of a mountain top castle in the clouds... read all
2016/2/13 - Amekkoichi in Akita, Odate city.
by CocoGrace
This traditional festival has been continued since 1588... read all
2016/5/20 - Shinto Waterfall Training
by Treborcd
In April my girlfriend and I went to the small town atop Mt Mitake about 75 minutes west of Tokyo to take part in a Shinto Waterfall/Cold Water Training event... read all
2016/5/17 - The pretty town of Nara
by 777Lisa
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2015/11/28 - Yamadera
by Villagemayor
Located about a 40 minute train ride on the JR Senzen Line from Sendai, Tohoku Region's largest city... read all
2015/11/23 - The Architecture of the Yoyogi National Gymnasium
by Villagemayor
Japan may not be well known internationally for its modern architecture the way other countries have... read all
2016/5/5 - Himi - hidden pearl in Toyama pref
by girlwithpearl
I would like to share my very positive emotions got from a daytrip to Himi town, Toyama pref... read all

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