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A Visit to Ebisu Garden Place

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Photography, Beer And Festivals
Ebisu Station is next to the popular Shibuya Station on the JR Yamanote Line, but I have to admit that I hadn’t explored the Ebisu area well enough. Actually, my only visit there was for the Photographic Art Museum.
Compared with lively Shibuya, the ar...

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A One-Day Tour of Tokyo’s Suginami Ward

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GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
 
Go west off the beaten path to experience the quiet wonder of everyday Japan with this special itinerary.
 Know before you go…
This itinerary takes you on foot and by train around the four main neighborhoods of Suginami Ward in western Tokyo: Nishi-Ogikubo, Ogikubo, Asagaya and...

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Showa no Mori Museum

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JAPAN TRAVEL
A step back in time to Showa Era life
The 63 years of the Showa Era in Japan were tumultuous, spanning the time from the Meiji Emperor’s death on Christmas Day in 1926, through wartime devastation, post-war deprivation and recovery, and the “economic miracle” of Japan becoming the se...

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Zao Fox Village

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GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
 
For fox sake.
Japan is cute animal sanctuary central and what could possibly be cuter than a fox village? In the picturesque mountains of Miyagi prefecture you can watch, feed and take adorable pictures with six different breeds of Japanese foxes.
Once you arrive, stock up on c...

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Meoto Iwa (Wedded Rocks)

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GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
 
A spiritual awakening and a romantic view.
Visiting Mie Prefecture can be tricky due to its countryside locale, but it is a gold mine of ancient secrets and photogenic spots worth your time. You could spend weeks exploring its fantastic nature and temples.
Fortunately, there is...

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Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Appreciate marine life right on the Sea of Japan
 Niigata Prefecture is blessed with two world class aquariums - Niigata City's Marinepia, and the Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari. The latter was renovated in 2018, and encompasses the theme of "Stories of the Sea".
The premises is split up ...

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Tokyo's Komae City

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A Small Tokyo City Dotted With History OverviewTucked away between the Tama River and the much smaller Nogawa River that borders neighbouring Setagaya City, lies Komae, one Tokyo's western municipalities.
A small residential area, Komae is home to some interesting historical and cult...

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Tama

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GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
 
Western Tokyo has Hello Kitty Land and the city's biggest zoo.
Located on Tokyo’s western outskirts, the city of Tama is one of the suburbs you will pass through on your way to Mount Takao. Local spots like Sanrio Puroland (aka Hello Kitty Land) and the sprawling Tama Zoo make ...

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Wakayama

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GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
A Quiet And Historic Resort Town Perfect For A Weekend Getaway.
What’s only an hour by train from Osaka, full of pristine beaches, delicious seafood, ancient architecture, and rarely crowded with tourists?
If you guessed sunny, seaside Wakayama City give yourself a high five!
Loc...

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Shinjuku Gyoen Greenhouse

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JAPAN TRAVEL
 
Shinjuku Gyoen is a well-known park in Tokyo with many articles having been written about it. No matter the season, the park is a popular visit at any time of the year. During my recent visit, the Shinjuku Gyoen Greenhouse impressed me so much that I thought it deserved its own sep...

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