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Nanzenji: Popular Yet Prestigious– Kyoto’s Zen Buddhist Temple
General Information About Nanzenji As one of the most prestigious Buddhist temple in Japan and ranked high among Japanese Buddhist
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The Ginkakuji Mystery: A NOT-SO-SILVER “Silver Temple”
General Information About Ginkakuji Along with Kin’kaku, at the “Golden Temple,” and Hiun’kaku, Gin’kaku, or the “Silver Building,” is renown
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Walk the Streets That Samurais Walked- KANAZAWA BUKEYASHIKI
General Information About Kanazawa Bukeyashiki Ever wondered what a neighborhood looked like when Samurais ruled Japan? Well, you’re in luck.
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The Spirit of Zen and Tea Culture at Kotoin Temple, Kyoto
Temples are one of the most recognizable and ubiquitous sites in Japan, but did you know that big temple complexes
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Celebrate Love at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kamakura; Learn the Japanese Traditional Wedding Ceremony
February brings some of the most fun holidays to celebrate to the world: Setsubun in Japan, the Lunar New Year
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The Dream to Preserve Old World Asia: Nezu Museum, Tokyo.
The Meiji Restoration Period of Japan (1868 – 1912) was the first major step away from the tradition and culture
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Seisonkaku, Multicultural Villa of the Maeda Clan in Kanazawa
Kanazawa is easier to get to than ever with the new bullet train line. Seisonkaku is more than just an
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Temple-ception in Tofukuji, Kyoto. Beautiful and Iconic of Old World Japan.
When you set foot in the Land of the Rising Sun, you’ll notice the ubiquity of temples. Temples, temples, temples
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Japan’s Most Controversial Zen Temple, Ryoan-ji of Kyoto.
You’re probably wondering what could be so controversial about a Zen temple, just like I was. The UNESCO World Heritage
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“Chusonji Temple” A Legacy of the Magnificent Culture of the 12th Century, The first World Heritage Site in TOHOKU
Hiraizumi Chusonji 2016 is a commemorative year for Chusonji Temple and Hiraizumi; it has been nearly 5 years since this
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Downtime in the D.T. Suzuki Museum, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
During your trip to Japan, you’ll find the bustling streets of Tokyo to be both vivacious and exciting, but what
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”Good News!” 6月より10年以上米国に在住している日本パスポート保持者にもJRパスが購入可能に!
<Good News!!>JR Passが一定条件で日本パスポート保持者のも発売開始! 2017年3月末までは日本人パスポートで条件を満たしていれば購入可能だったJR パスが、4月からは購入できなくなっていました。しかしこの度、一定の条件を満たせば新たに6月1日より2020年12月31日までJRパス購入ができる事になります。今までのJRPassの購入条件とは異なり、下記の条件を満たしていないと購入ができませんのでご注意ください。 <<6月1日以降の引換証販売からの新たなご利用資格>> 日本国の旅券及び「在留期間が連続して10年以上であることを確認できる書類で、在外公館で取得したもの等」を有する方がご利用いただけます。 (注意) ※日本国外での引換え書のお買い求め及び日本国内でのパスへの引換えの際に、旅券及び確認書類の提出が必要です。 ※旅券のコピーでは、引換所のお買い求め及びパスへの引換えはできません。 ※確認書類で連続して10年以上の在留期間が確認できない場合は、引換証のお買い求め及びパスへの引換えはできません。 <<確認書類のご案内>> 上記のご利用資格を証明する書類は次のとおりです。 ① 在外公館が交付する「在留届の写し」(在留届受付日付が 10 年以上前のものに限る)  ② 在外公館が発行する「在留証明」(「現住所に住所(または居所)を定めた年月日」と して、10
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Meet “Sensoji,” the Oldest Temple in Tokyo
Being an all-time favorite among tourists, a typical weekend view in Asakusa is people smiling and taking photos in front
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“Fushimi Inari,” Kyoto’s Most Enchanting Shrine
Fushimi Inari Taisha has become one of the most visited and reviewed shrines in Japan. Situated in Kyoto, the shrine
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“The best breakfast in Japan” is ready for you at Kayotei.
If you come to the entrance of Kayotei for the first time it is evident that this is a very
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“Matsumoto Castle” called Crow Castle is National Treasure of Japan
Matsumoto castle is located in the Matsumoto city in Nagano Prefecture, where the Winter Olympic was held in 1998. The
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Shirakawago & Gokashomura: Unlike Your Modern-Day McMansions
General Information About Shirakawago AND Gokashomura Nobody really knows how these villages started, or who started them. But one thing
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Hida Takayama: Timeslip to EDO PERIOD
General Information About Hida Takayama What did Japan look like during the Edo Period? Well, luckily you don’t have to
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Escorted tour from Honolulu “Autumn Tokyo & Kyoto”
Day 1-2: A total of 15 of us left Honolulu for Tokyo, a cosmopolitan city of about 13.6 million people
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Escorted Hokkaido Autumn Tour from Honolulu
Day 1/2  Honolulu – Chitose Airport HA 441 to Chitose took off 20 min. behind schedule.  It was a pleasant flight
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Akasaka Kikunoi, The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyoto’s Kikunoi Restaurant with Michelan 3 star award
Kikunoi is located in Tokyo’s Akasaka district, this establishment combines the essence of both kappo and ryotei style restaurants. It
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Escorted Tour from Honolulu – Summer Tohoku Festival Tour
Day 1   Honolulu – Narita Our departure was smooth both at the China Airlines check-in and the security check
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Mt Hakkoda
Aomori’s “Snow Monsters” come to life during the infamous Tsugaru winter on Mt. Hakkoda. Although they are concentrated far atop
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Escorted tour from Honolulu – Summer Family Fun in Tokyo
Day 1   Honolulu – Narita Our departure was on Memorial Day so that lines were short both at ANA check-in
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