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Season’s greetings. 2016 is right around the corner and It’s an exciting time of year for the Japanese like any other country in the world. I mean who doesn’t celebrate the coming new year? Today we would like to briefly introduce you some Japanese customs and rituals associated with New year’s. Activity wise: 忘年会と新年会 ”Bonenkai” and “Shinenkai” Just as we enter the last month of the...

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Layover Escapes: Narita

Layover Escapes: Narita


Posted By on Aug 4, 2015

  So you’ve always wanted to visit Japan, but now is not the time. Yet. However, your flight includes a convenient, multi-hour layover in Narita. Perhaps the time IS now. You could be upset. Instead, you recognize this as an excellent opportunity for a mini adventure. With several hours to kill, it is possible to explore the areas immediately located by the airport. Paying careful attention to time and transportation...

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Many people want to see castles when they come to Japan. However, as most people end up visiting Tokyo, there aren’t many castles near by. For those look for an easy day trip from Tokyo in order to see castles, I highly recommend a visit to Chiba Castle. This site can actually be visited as only a half-day trip and it’s easily reached by train. Chiba Castle, or Inohana Castle, is located inside Inohana Park in Chiba City....

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Nokogiriyama is famous for its all-natural, uniquely shaped rocks and other beautiful places. It can be easily accessed from Chiba, Yokohama or even Tokyo by train or ferry. Nokogiriyama (鋸山) literally means, “saw” (鋸) “mountain” (山). It got its name because the mountain itself looks like a Japanese saw. People formed the mountain’s shape during the Edo Period. The locals wanted to build the biggest city in Japan, but at the time the...

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Tokyo Disney is actually made up of two parks: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. With no current option for a single day park hopper ticket, if you are planning a day trip, that means you will have to choose only one park to visit. So just which park is better for your family? Tokyo Disneyland Tokyo Disneyland is a “Magic Kingdom” style park. Other “Magic Kingdom” parks are found in Florida, California and Hong Kong. With that...

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  A compact version of the California original, Tokyo Disneyland is a fun escape from the sprawling city that is a train ride away. Considering the popularity of all things Disney in Japan, it’s no wonder that Tokyo Disneyland is crowded every day of the week. Despite the overwhelming amount of visitors at any given time, the theme park’s environment is orderly and friendly. Visitors arrive as families, couples, and individuals...

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