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Great Buddha of Kamakura (Daibutsu)

The Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kamakura Daibutsu) is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 13.35 meters, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan, surpassed only by the statue in Nara's Todaiji Temple.

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Kamakura (鎌倉)

Kamakura is a coastal town in Kanagawa Prefecture, less than an hour south of Tokyo.
Kamakura became the political center of Japan, when Minamoto Yoritomo chose the city as the seat for his new military government in 1192.

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Iemitsu Mausoleum (Taiyuinbyo) / Nikko / Tokyo & Kanto Area

The Taiyuinbyo is the mausoleum of the third Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu, the grandson of Ieyasu. The Taiyuinbyo resembles the Toshogu in its layout and lavish decorations, but it is intentionally kept more modest than the Toshogu.

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Edward Seidensticker

Found interesting Kkajapan's Video Blog in YouTube Video List.
In the Video below, she is talking about Mr. Edward George Sidensticker in the first part of her Video Blog. Please enjoy Video below.

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Lost since 1940, early "GENJI" manuscript found

According to Japan Times dated 23 Jul, 2008, it's said that "lost since around 1940, early 'Genji' manuscript found".
I will quote herewith the good News partly.
And if you are interested in this News, recommend you to check it by Japan Times Web Site.
Also please enjoy the atomosphere of the "Tale of Genji" via Video provided by YouTube below.

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The Tale of Genji

I found two interesting WEB SITEs, one is titled "The Tale of Genji" and the other is titled "The Picture Scroll of The 'Tale of Genji'".
In "The Tale of Genji", you will be able to understand "The Genji World".

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Visit Nara again, stay for half-price

Visit Nara again, stay for half-price
Japan Times - Nov 19, 2010

Nara Prefecture is attracting many visitors this year, as a range of events celebrate the 1,300th anniversary of the founding of Heijo-kyo as Japan's ancient capital. While the series of celebrations will end soon, the Hotel Nikko Nara is offering a half-price accommodation plan for repeat visitors to Nara. (Japan Times)

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Fushimi Inari Shrine / Kyoto / Kyoto & Kansai

Fushimi Inari Shrine is the most famous of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari across Japan. Inari is the Shinto god of rice, and foxes are thought to be his messengers. Therefore, many fox statues can be found at Inari shrines.

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Arashiyama and Sagano / Kyoto / Kyoto & Kansai

Arashiyama is a pleasant, touristy district at the outskirts of Kyoto. Its landmark is the wooden (now partially concrete) Togetsukyo Bridge with forested Mount Arashiyama as backdrop.
There are many things to see and do in the Arashiyama area. Tenryuji, a leading Zen temple, shops, cafes and restaurants are found in the district's busy center around Togetsukyo Bridge and Keifuku Arashiyama Station.

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Katsura Imperial Villa / Kyoto / Kyoto & Kansai

Katsura Imperial Villa (Katsura Rikyu) is one of the finest examples of purely Japanese architecture and garden design.
The villa and garden in their present form were completed in 1645 as the residence for the Katsura Family, members of Japan's Imperial Family.

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“Tokyo Sky Tree” ’s official image character is created

Tokyo Sky Tree, which is to be a new tower of TV broadcasting currently under construction that has been written about in this site several times, announced it created an official image character of the tower on this 28th.
http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/english/

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Japan's high-speed trains lines expand

Japan's high-speed trains lines expand
New York Times - Nov 12, 2010

Japan's high-speed bullet train system is expanding, reducing transit time to tourist attractions in remote corners of the country. Beginning Dec. 4, the Tohoku line will reach the northernmost region of Honshu Island, Japan's main island, with a 51-mile extension to Shin-Aomori, hub of the Aomori prefecture and home to the big summertime Nebuta Festival. (New York Times)

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Welcome Drink at “Ashiyu” Cafe

“Gora Tensui” is an inn located in Hakone Japan, designed and built in the Modern Japanese style. It used to be a resort house for employees of private enterprise.
It is changed as a hot spring inn on January 15, 2006 after total renovation. “Shokudoraku Co.” which runs F&B business in the Tokai district has taken place its management since this April.

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New Annex “Spa & Suite” opened Last December

Akakura Kanko Hotel in Akakura Onsen, Niigata Prefecture started its business in 1937. Akakura Kanko Hotel is located on the halfway up Mt. Myoko, about 1000 meters high from the sea level.
It is consisted of the main house with 49 rooms and new annex with 8 rooms in Joshinetsu Kogen National Park (上信越高原国立公園).

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Renewal Project Added New Attractions to Spa “Yuraku”

“Kinugawa Onsen Hotel”, one of the large scale hotels in Kinugawa Onsen completed its renewal project in May 1, 2010.
Its total cost is said about 400 million yen and was the largest renewal since last renewal of Spa “Yuraku” in 2006. The project included redesign of lobby and reception area, dinning, and 170 guest rooms.

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First Renewal of Nara Plaza Hotel Was Completed

On March 21, 2010, the renewal project for “Yamato Onsen, Nara Kenko Land” was completed. It is owned, managed, and operated by The Hirakawa Shoji Co. which runs several businesses in the leisure industry. The Onsen, consisting with variety of amusement facilities, is attached to Nara Plaza Hotel.

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