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Whether you end up taking photos of a reproduction Eiffel Tower, surfing an indoor wave, musing in a Zen temple, shacking up in a love hotel or kipping down in a capsule, you'll do best to come with an open mind and be prepared to be surprised. Somewhere between the elegant formality of Japanese manners and the candid, sometimes boisterous exchanges that take place over a few drinks, between the sanitised shopping malls and the unexpected rural festivals, everyone finds their own vision of Japan.

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Photos: Shark Scramble

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 | By ajfenix | Photo Gallery

Shark and Ray feeding program in Chiba
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Photos: Tokyo

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 | By godinhos | Photo Gallery

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Mind & Zen Practice at Eiheiji

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 | By alanlessik | Views [53]

It’s 3:10 am and I wake by the bell loudly clanging in the hallway. The light switch is flipped on and the room full of men becomes alive. By the time I have rubbed my eyes, stretched on my futon and manage to get up, a full minute has passed. ... Read more >

Tags: eiheiji, japan, meditation, zen

Interculturalism vs Uchi-Soto. 内-外

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 | By lan | Views [593]

So, you are thinking about visiting/studying/moving to Japan…(Delete where appropriate.) You open up your browser and do a search on Cultural Etiquette of Japan, ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ etc… A wealth of online articles ... Read more >

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Photos: Thisisawajishima

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 | By lan | Photo Gallery

Small unassuming Island in Hyogo Prefecture of Japan, currently undergoing a Revitalisation Initiatve.
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Awaji-Shima. Small Island - Big Dreams.

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 | By lan | Views [243] | Comments [1]

“Culture hides more than it reveals, and strangely enough what it hides, it hides most effectively from its own participants.” Edward T. Hall. I have never been quite content to travel to a destination, take a snap shot and leave with ... Read more >

Tags: art, culture, dream, expat, explore, island, japan, ocean, relocate, travel

Photos: Hakone and Kyoto

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 | By sorkoo | Photo Gallery

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A National Park and lots of temples

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 | By sorkoo | Views [109]

After the craziness of Tokyo we headed 90 minutes south to Hakone National Park where we would spend one night and two days exploring the park. We discovered that a visit to Hakone is all about seeing the sites and not necessarily getting out in nature.... Read more >

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Tokyo Time

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 | By sorkoo | Views [243]

Our adventure feels like it has now begun. We have left the comfort and relaxation of Hawaii and the US and have arrived in Tokyo, Japan! This city is huge. We decided to stay in Shibuya which is like the Times Square of NYC. Lots of people and lots ... Read more >

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Photos: Tokyo time

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 | By sorkoo | Photo Gallery

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Photos: 9 weeks in Nippon

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 | By thomasz | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Tokyo

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 | By caessar_aug | Photo Gallery

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Original Japanese Haiku Poems About My Trip so Far

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 | By nickyb | Views [181]

 23/06 Hiroshima bound Traveling though the forests Adventures await.    23/06 Walking though the rain  Beautiful streets of Japan  Tell me your secrets.    Your souls rest in peace ... Read more >

Tags: city, fukuoka, hiroshima, japan, kaiku, poems, travel

Photos: Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kyoto and Tokyo

Tue, 5 Jul 2016 | By nickyb | Photo Gallery

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Cherry Blossom Daze - Springtime in Japan

Sat, 2 Jul 2016 | By gemma_laing | Views [318]

I had spent many days pondering what it might be like. Crazy, funky, cool? Weird...that's probably the best word I can use to describe Japan.  An eclectic contrast between modern concepts and traditional customs. People say you have to ... Read more >

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