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Shirone Kite Museum

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Explore Kites From All Around The World In Niigata
The Shirone area of Niigata has a long and colorful history with kites. The region has an annual kite festival with origins dating back to the mid 1800s, but if you're not nearby at the time of the festival the Shirone Kite Museum is...

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Trick Art Museum Kawagoe

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Three Dimensional Art Fun
 
My daughter first visited this museum on a field trip with her gakudo (after school program). She enjoyed it so much she cajoled us to go as a family on one of those calendar holidays.
Social media photos of sidewalk and street artists and their amazing 3D...

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Hakone Free Pass

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Discount Ticket To Hakone
If you live in the Kanagawa and Tokyo areas and want to spend a day or two to relax and unwind, then Hakone is the place. Get the Hakone Freepass discount ticket to get there and enjoy the beautiful scenery and the many activities that Hakone has to offer.
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Koyo Ryokan in Kaminoyama

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Three generations of Ogami take care of guests
Kaminoyama Onsen south of Yamagata City is not far from Zao Onsen and its legendary snow monsters. The ski slopes here are not nearly as famous as those of the Zao Ski Resort, but Kaminoyama has a stop on the Yamagata Shinkansen line, ...

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Awamori and Pork Curry

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Uncovering Ancient Traditions At Curcuma
In 1409 I sailed to the kingdom of Ayutthaya, a journey of many weeks, with only the stars and the moon to guide us.
Under the guidance of King Bunei I was here to establish an embassy, a foothold to thwart his rivals. Every evening the fragra...

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Hirome Ichiba, Much More than Just a Market

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Greeted by a hearty, “Ohayo gozaimasu! (good morning)” by a friendly middle aged woman as she opens her shop, dodging the fishermen as they frantically unload the morning catch from their trucks, and still beingg a little shocked by the occasional elderly man having a pint of beer ...

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Mahatoma

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Explosively Delicious Yakitori
There is nothing like the smell of chicken skewers grilled over charcoal to make my mouth water. I have all reason to believe yakitori is just waiting to be discovered by global foodies.
My kids spoke fondly of the best yakitori they have ever had when ...

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Iya Bijin

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Hand-Cut Iya Soba With Valley Views
There's no shortage of places to find a bowl of hand-cut soba in the Iya Valley. These chewy noodles, made with locally grown buckwheat, are one of the staples of this secluded corner of Shikoku. But if you want to slurp your noodles in sight of on...

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Haruki Murakami Library to Open at Waseda University in 2021

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Kengo Kuma-Designed Facility To House Works By Literary Superstar
Waseda University, one of the most prestigious centers for academia in Japan, is adding another string to its bow with a brand new library in 2021. The Waseda International House of Literature (aka the Murakami Libra...

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Iya Bijin

  • Category:Tourism
JAPAN TRAVEL
Hand-Cut Iya Soba With Valley Views
There's no shortage of places to find a bowl of hand-cut soba in the Iya Valley. These chewy noodles, made with locally grown buckwheat, are one of the staples of this secluded corner of Shikoku. But if you want to slurp your noodles in sight of on...

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