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'Maid' girls tour helps Akihabara newcomers

'Maid' girls tour helps Akihabara newcomers
AP - Oct 22, 2010

A short but in-depth tour led by guides dressed as maids has been helping newcomers in Tokyo's Akihabara district, a home of Japanese subculture dotted with shops including some that are difficult to figure out at a glance. The tour begins at the tourist center right next to JR Akihabara Station and first heads to a rental showcase shop called Astop. People can use a transparent box as their own ministore to display figure models, stuffed animals or whatever else they want to sell. (AP)

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A hiding Onsen for modern-day “Ninja”

Miyano Onsen in Koka celebrates its 110th anniversary this year. The small Onsen inn with only 10 guest rooms has started construction for its renovation and expansion since last year. Its outdoor grand bath, as a part of renovation, was begun remodeling on January 20 and finished in the end of February. Their project was stepped into the next stage of accommodation expansion plan with all Japanese-style 13 guest rooms on February 4.

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Scenic Corridor Connects Bathhouse and Eating Facility

Yuya “Kotohiki-kairo” is located in Kannonji city, 30 minutes from Seto-ohashi Bridge, in the center of the Mitoyo area, western Kagawa prefecture. Five minutes away from the center of the city is the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海,).

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Mountain Resort Hotel with Inner Bath and Circulating Pool

The origin of Nasu Onsen dates back to some time around 738 A.C. during the Nara period. “Nasuyu” (那須湯) or Nasu Onsen is written in the old Shosoin documents. During the Edo period, it was very popular, known as “Nasu-nana-yu” or seven onsens in Nasu.

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In Japan, healthy minds rejuvenate in healthy forests

In Japan, healthy minds rejuvenate in healthy forests
Globe & Mail - Oct 8, 2010

Many of us have been forest bathing before, we just didn't know it. Forest bathing is translated from the Japanese shinrin-yoku, which has been defined as "taking in the forest atmosphere." While the good, old-fashioned term "walk in the woods" still applies in North America, shinrin-yoku has slowly made its way into the vernacular in Japan since a government agency coined it in 1982. More recently, Japanese scientists have started quantifying the impact forest bathing, and its more clinical-sounding cousin, forest therapy (shinrin-ryoho), can have on humans. (Globe & Mail)

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Kyowa Healthy Forest “Karamatsu Onsen”

“Kyowa Healthy Forest” was not a famed resort with long history, but is a brand new resort area. Kyōwa (協和町,) was a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. Population is about 10,000 the town was a poor, cold country area.
Buried in snow for 4 months out of the year, 80% of the land is forest and only 9% is arable. Although, 90s had been regarded as the age of local community, it was never applied to this small local town. Most redevelopment projects were usually planned in rather larger local cities.

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Takashi Murakami’s solo exhibition at Versailles in France

Takashi Murakami(/村上隆), an artist of paintings, sculptures,and baloons, is hosting a solo exhibition at Versailles, the old palace of  the House of Bourbon in France.
http://www.chateauversailles.fr/les-actualites-du-domaine/evenements/evenements/expositions/murakami-versailles

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