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Nakagusuku Castle / Okinawa Mail Island

Nakagusuku Castle is one of the castles, which were built across Okinawa during the era of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
The independent kingdom had existed for several centuries prior to becoming a Japanese prefecture in 1879.

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Kokusaidori Street / Okinawa Mail Island

Kokusaidori is Naha's main street, stretching for roughly two kilometers through downtown Naha.
Starting at the Naha Bus Terminal, Kokusaidori is lined by restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, souvenir shops, boutiques and department stores.
Many shops remain open until 11pm, and live Okinawan music is played at various restaurants.

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Kenrokuen Garden / Kanazawa / Hokuriku

Kenrokuen is justifiably classified as one of Japan's "three most beautiful landscape gardens" alongside Mito's Kairakuen, and Okayama's Korakuen.
In fact, many people consider it the best of them all.

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Ohara (大原) / Kyoto / Kyoto & Kansai

Ohara is a rural town nestled in the mountains of northern Kyoto, about one hour from Kyoto Station, but still technically located within Kyoto's city limits. Ohara is best known for Sanzenin Temple and particularly popular in mid November during the autumn leaf season, which typically occurs about one week earlier than in central Kyoto.

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HAVING A STROLL "GINKAKU-JI TEMPLE"

"Ginkaku-ji Temple (銀閣寺)" is one of World Heritage located in the center of Kyoto City in Japan.
The "Temple of the Silver Pavilion," is a Buddhist temple in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto, Japan. The official name is Jishō-ji (慈照寺, "Temple of Shining Mercy"). It was built in 1474 by the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, who sought to emulate the golden Kinkaku-ji commissioned by his grandfather Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The temple is part of the Shokoku-ji branch of Rinzai Zen..

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Impressive Open-air Onsen ‘Fujisan’

'Fujisan (富士山)' is, as you might know, one of the symbols of Japan.
And 'Fujisan Onsen Kaneyama-en' is located at the site in which easy access from the Lake Kawaguchi-ko IC within 15 minutes.

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100 Famous Japanese Mountains located in Tohoku (2)

Introduce 100 famous mountains located in Tohoku District in Japan.
Mount Adatara(安達太良山) is a volcano on the island of Honshu in Japan. It is located about 15 km southwest of Fukushima city and east of Mount Bandai(磐梯山). Its last known eruption was in 1996.

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Yakushima / World Heritage Sites in Japan

Yakushima (屋久島), one of the Ōsumi Islands, is an island of about 500 km² and roughly 15,000 islanders to the south of Kyūshū in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The Vincennes Strait (Yakushima Kaikyō) separates it from Tanegashima. The highest point on the island is Miyanoura-dake at 1,935 metres (6,360 ft). It is covered in dense forest noted especially for old growth Cryptomeria trees known as Sugi in Japan and magnificent Rhododendrons.
Enjoy the unspoiled richness of nature on a mysterious island where time stands still.

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Nishiki Market / Kyoto & Kansai

Nishiki Market is a narrow, shopping street, lined by more than one hundred shops. Various kinds of fresh and processed foods including many Kyoto specialties, such as pickles, Japanese sweets, dried food, sushi, and fresh seafood and vegetables are sold.

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100 Famous Japanese Mountains located in Tohoku (1)

Introduce series No. 2 regarding 100 famous mountains in Japan.
This time I will introduce the mountains located in Tohoku District, northan part in Japan.
Mount Iwaki (岩木山, Iwaki-san) is a mountain located in Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku, Japan. The summit, at 1625m, can be reached only by hiking, but the length of the hike depends on the route.

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Death toll exceeds Great Hanshin Earthquake

The death toll one week after the Great East Japan Earthquake struck exceeded the figure for the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995.
Officials of the National Police Agency have confirmed 7,197 deaths as of 11 a.m. Saturday, surpassing the 6,434 deaths in the 1995 earthquake that devastated Kobe in western Japan.

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Warmer weather relieves misery of Japan tsunami victims

SENDAI - A WARM front in north-east Japan has brought some respite to hundreds of thousands of homeless tsunami victims after days of freezing temperatures carpeted the region in snow and ice.
Although still bitterly cold at night, the mercury climbed to 10 deg C on Saturday in coastal Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, which bore the brunt of the giant wave triggered by a huge earthquake on March 11.

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Ryoanji Temple(龍安寺)

"Ryoanji (龍安寺)" is located in northwest Kyoto, belonging to the Myoshin-ji school of the Rinzai branch of Zen Buddhism, and the temple is one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Regarding "Ryoanji", we are able to check it by WIKIPEDIA.
When I checked "Ryoanji" in WEB SITE, I found the Home Page of it...

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100 Famous Japanese Mountains located in Hokkaido

In Hokkaido, northern part of Japan, 9 Mountains are listed up as one of "100 Famous Mountains in Japan". Regarding Hokkaido, you are able to check by Google Map below.

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Renovated 4th floor was reborn as the Luxurious Floor‘Minenokai’

A solitary Japanese onsen inn was built in Showa 40 (1965), one year after its discovery. An ex-head office of athletes’ dormitories for Tokyo Olympic Games was removed from Tokyo and reconstructed here and reused as the inn, but it was already renovated to new building. The Japanese inn is prosperous with many visitors for the onsen facility for day trippers named ‘Carna-no-yakata’ which was built in 2003.

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Harajuku Culture / Tokyo

Do you know Harajuku?
Harajuku is located just north of Shibuya. And Harajuku is the number one fashionable, fun, faddish, ridiculous, crazy "crib" to "chill out".
In a sense, Harajuku is most famous and popular spot for "Youth Culture Japan", that is to say "Cool" and "Cute".

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Akihabara in Tokyo /

Akihabara(秋葉原) is a town in central Tokyo(東京) shared by Chiyoda and Daito wards. It is easily reachable via the JR Yamanote Line, Akihabara station being conveniently located two stops north of Tokyo Station, and two stops south of Ueno Station.

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Solitary Japanese inn attracts so many onsen lovers

Although, everybody knows ‘Unazuki Onsen’ is the best in Toyama, there are number of good secret hot springs. ‘Kintaro Onsen’ in eastern Uotsu City is one of them. It is a solitary Japanese inn located on the hill called ‘Tenjinyama’.

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Enjoy your burger shaken, not stirred

JAL operates all-girls flight to celebrate Japanese Doll Festival
eturbonews.com - Mar 3, 2011

March 3 is a special day for girls in Japan as families celebrate and pray for the happiness and health of their daughters in a popular local festival known as Hinamatsuri (Doll's Festival). For a month leading up to Girls' Day (as it is also commonly known), families with daughters display in their homes traditional Japanese ornamental dolls known as Hina ningyo, comprising figures of an emperor, empress, their attendants and musicians atop a 7-tier platform. In marking this special day by expressing appreciation to customers for their support, and by showcasing the vigour and capabilities of the women in Japan Airlines' workforce, JAL today operated a special all-girls/ladies flight from Tokyo (Haneda) to Seoul (Gimpo) with the airline's first aircraft that has been painted with the latest red crane logo. (eturbonews.com)

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Uji "The Tale of Genji" City(源氏物語の街宇治市)

Found interesting Videos in YouTube Video List.
The Videos introduces Uji City(宇治市) as "The Tale of Genji(源氏物語)"City.
IF you have time, please enjoy the Videos listed below.

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