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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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Japan 2018

Sat, 4 Aug 2018 | By shaz | Views [26]

I got a super flight deal to Japan only $300 so I had to visit. It was a long flight and when I finally reached Narita airport, got my Japan Rail pass and found my hotel, my ankles were the size of melons. Someone forgot their flight socks. ... Read more >

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Sat, 4 Aug 2018 | By shaz | Photo Gallery

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The Onsen in the storm

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 | By chloebruce | Views [78]

It has rained all day today. Being the UK that shouldn’t be even worthy of mention, but it is the relieving cleanse of heavy rain after an uneasy prolonged heatwave, so with relief I say, it has rained all day today. Whenever it rains now, I mean ... Read more >

Tags: arashiyama, female empowerment, japan, kyoto, onsen

Niseko Mountain Food

Thu, 3 May 2018 | By peterdere | Views [142]

With 4 resorts, 38 lifts and a combined total of 44.5km's of skiable terrain Niseko has been custom-built to service the most avid of skiers. To add to the impressive resort facilities, the area also plays host to some of the highest quality powder, ... Read more >

Tags: japan, niseko

Photos: Tokyo 2017-12-20

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 | By esprillant | Photo Gallery

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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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Mind & Zen Practice at Eiheiji

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 | By alanlessik | Views [293]

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 [1024]

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 >

Tags: japan uchi-soto

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 [734] | 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 [449]

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 >

Tags: hikinh, temples

Tokyo Time

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 | By sorkoo | Views [673]

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 >

Tags: city, food, temples

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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