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Funky Cool Specialty Bookstores in Tokyo

Mar 19, 2013 By Ray Proper

Another addition to our series on cool neighborhoods in Tokyo; Jinbocho!   Do you have a thirst for books about...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s Tour the Metropolis: Shimo-Kitazawa

Mar 14, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="210"] Shutter artists in Shimokitazawa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] This is the first in a series of articles...[ Click to read more ]

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Kanamara Matsuri: Festival of the Steel Phallus in Kawasaki

Mar 06, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kanamara matsuri procession (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Japan is known for a lot of things-- good food,...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Tokyo: Costco Kawasaki by Public Transit

Feb 11, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

Costco is one of America's big warehouse shopping clubs where you pay an annual membership fee to be able to...[ Click to read more ]

The Takasanji Oni Matsuri (Ogre or fire festival)

Feb 01, 2013 By Ray Proper

The Takasanji Oni Matsuri (Ogre or fire festival) is held at Takasanji Temple every February on the Saturday closest to...[ Click to read more ]

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10 Things to Know about Using Japanese Toilets

Dec 20, 2012 By Ray Proper

[spacer height="20px"] Some toilets have heated seats, which make winter usage much more pleasant. Don’t mess with the buttons unless...[ Click to read more ]

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Toyota Home Artificial Ice Skating Rink in Nagoya

Dec 07, 2012 By Ray Proper

Starting today, Friday December 7th, and running until March 3, 2012 at Oasis 21 in Sakae, you will once again...[ Click to read more ]

How to travel to a relaxing hot springs resort… Without the travel part!

Dec 04, 2012 By Jason Gatewood

It's no secret that Japan is one of the most seismically active places on Earth. But this is also a...[ Click to read more ]

Mt. Fuji Is Not Just A Mountain To Be Climbed!!

Nov 29, 2012 By Admin

Having climbed Mt. Fuji 3 times, I can understand many wanting to get out of anything to do with Mt....[ Click to read more ]