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Get a Scooter License in Japan

Jan 13, 2011 By Ray Proper

If you live in a major city in Japan you do not need much in the way of a car...[ Click to read more ]

The Luckiest Man is at Tōka-Ebisu Festival in Hyogo Prefecture

Jan 11, 2011 By Ray Proper

Nishinomiya Jinja is a Shinto shrine in Nishinomiya, in Hyogo Prefecture near Kobe, Japan. Nishinomiya Jinja is the main shrine representing the Ebisu sect...[ Click to read more ]

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Magome Tsumago: A Glimbse of Edo Japan Near Nagoya

Jan 05, 2011 By Ray Proper

One of my favorite day trips from Nagoya is to Magome and Tsumago in Nagano Prefecture. They are two restored...[ Click to read more ]

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Rabbit Cafe in Nagoya, Japan – Play With Rabbits!

Dec 13, 2010 By Ray Proper

One of the many weird and wonderful Japan experiences is the pet café. As most apartments in Japan do not...[ Click to read more ]

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Electronic Toll Collection System: How to get ETC without a Credit Card

Dec 10, 2010 By Ray Proper

Electronic Toll Collection System, or ETC, is the wireless toll system used on Japanese expressways. With it, you can breeze...[ Click to read more ]

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Fall Colors at the Higashiyama Zoo

Oct 27, 2010 By Ray Proper

If you have ever been to the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens you are well aware that it has many...[ Click to read more ]

View the Fall Colors in Korankei near Toyota City

Oct 03, 2010 By Ray Proper

One of the most famous spots in Japan to see the changing of the fall leaves is right here near...[ Click to read more ]

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Azabu Juban Festival in Tokyo

Aug 20, 2010 By Ray Proper

Summer is coming to an end, and with the passing of the season so goes the festival season. It is...[ Click to read more ]

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The Nagara River National Fireworks Festival in Gifu

Aug 05, 2010 By Ray Proper

Round two for that bastion of fun by the river, Gifu City! The Nagara River National Fireworks Festival is held...[ Click to read more ]

The Chunichi Newspaper Nagara River All-Japan Fireworks Festival

Jul 30, 2010 By Ray Proper

The Chunichi Nagara Gawa Fireworks Festival is held yearly on the last Saturday of July from 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m. This...[ Click to read more ]