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Kobe's Botanical Garden

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Take a Nature Walk!
A little stretch from the city is a place where nature grows. The Kobe Municipal Arboretum is filled with flowers, trees, and relaxing spaces. There are three trails you can take depending on what you like: a walk through the trail of flowers, a short hike up a hi...

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Shinrin Park

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The Definitive Public Park
Saga is without a doubt a small city. But the reality is that not all of Japan is a high-paced neon metropolis. Some use the term inaka​ or countryside to describe the setting. While there are some rural aspects to Saga, it's still a city with universities,...

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Tōdai-ji, Deer, and Gardens in Nara

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Friendly Deer to Tourist Friendly Gardens Explore Nara
Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan directly bordering Kyoto Prefecture. It is home to eight temples, shrines, and ruins which collectively form the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nar...

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Nara Dreamland

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Explore an Abandoned Amusement Park
I was first told about Nara’s abandoned amusement park, Dreamland, by a staff member from a hostel I was staying at in Tokyo. Like most of Japan’s best finds, the popularity of this haikyoist’s paradise (meaning urban explorer) was spread through w...

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Sankei-En Garden

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Yokohama's Hidden Treasure
Because it is a little bit off the beaten path, many visitors from overseas do not visit Sankei-en. But they should, and you should. It is a gorgeous park/garden, especially renowned for its seasonal beauty.
In late March or early April, the cherry blossoms...

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Suizenji Park

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Miniature Japan in Kumamoto
Suizenji Park (水 前 寺 成 趣園) is located in Kumamoto Prefecture. Suizenji is famous for its replica of famous places in Japan such as Mount Fuji and Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. Suizenji Park was originally a temple (Temple Suizenji), but at around 16...

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Step into a Tropical Paradise

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Kacho-Yukan, Igashira Park, Moka, Tochigi Pref.
On previous visits, I hadn`t paid attention to Kacho-Yukan because my purpose had always been to enjoy time outdoors in Igashira Park. The park is in Moka,Tochigi Prefecture and is immense (when a Canadian says that you can believe it!)...

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Utsubo Park, Osaka

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Escape Urban Osaka In a Historic Park and Rose Garden 
Osaka, a bustling metropolis which pulses with life at all hours, is a temptress who constantly invites to indulge in hedonism. But sometimes, just sometimes, you find yourself between shops, standing bars, museums and festivals,...

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Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park

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JAPAN TRAVEL
By Geoff Day 
With a pristine location near the base of Mt. Fuji, Fuji-Q Highland theme park offers fantastic views from towering rides that will please even the most extreme thrill seekers. Fuji-Q Highland is the most famous theme park in Japan for adventurers and boasts some of the...

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Ashikaga Flower Park, Japan

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The Japanese love flowers, and wisteria are among their favorites. Wisteria (known as fuji in Japan) is said to be one of the archipelago's most ancient noted flowering trees, even being described in the collected poems of the Man'yoshu (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves).
 
One of the best place...

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