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HimakaJima in Sparkling Mikawa Bay

Mar 26, 2013 By Ray Proper

This article, and HimakaJima itself,  caught my attention for various reasons: Chris Glenn knows where the good stuff in Japan...[ Click to read more ]

Takayama in Gifu Prefecture

Mar 20, 2013 By First Admin

Located in Gifu Prefecture, and surrounded by some of Japan's richest natural areas  just below the famous Northern Alps, Takayama...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]