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Creature a myth, but diamonds are forever

Creature a myth, but diamonds are forever
Asahi - Jun 12, 2010

AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Fukushima Prefecture--Coming face-to-face with a dragon, one would expect to be overwhelmed. But not like this.

Although they had been told what to expect beforehand, workers carrying out renovations at Tsuruga-jo castle in this mountainous city in Fukushima Prefecture were awestruck when the castle's huge shachihoko ornaments were lowered from the castle tower roof. ...
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(A large diamond adorns the eye of a "shachihoko" roof ornament removed from
the tower of Tsuruga-jo castle in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture.)

JAPAN HERITAGE Kiyomizudera: Panoramic views or a geisha sighting
Asahi - Jun 12, 2010
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(Of all tourist attractions in Kyoto, Kiyomizudera temple is among the most popular)

Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto is so famous for its platform built over a steep cliff that people who have never even visited the temple are familiar with the saying "leaping off Kiyomizu platform"--meaning "to take a leap in the dark."

The temple today lures hordes of tourists and students on school trips. They arrive daily to take in the magnificent cityscape from the renowned viewing platform sitting atop 78 massive wooden pillars. ...

Arita porcelain: Collect it, eat off it, play a snappy tune
Asahi - Jun 11, 2010
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(Takashi Tsutsui plays music, using Arita ware bowls and plates,
at Tezuka Shoten in Arita, Saga Prefecture.)

Porcelain made in Arita, Saga Prefecture, with a history dating back to the early 17th century, is prized by people looking for classy tableware as well as collectors. However, few know that the ceramic pieces can be used as instruments to create a novel musical experience.

Takashi Tsutsui, 58, secretary-general of the Arita Tourist Information Center, lined up 31 teacups, bowls and plates, large and small, in order of pitch. ...

Nearly endless sites await visitors to Kamakura
Asahi - Jun 11, 2010
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(Kamakura's 13.35 meter-tall Great Buddha is hollow and visitors can go inside.)

Kamakura, an ancient city in Kanagawa Prefecture, is often called "little Kyoto." But the big difference between the two former capitals is that Kamakura was built by samurai warriors, not an imperial court.

The history of Kamakura as a former capital goes back to 1192, when Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147-1199) began the Kamakura shogunate, the first samurai government. ...

SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT Underground waterfall highlights caving adventure
Asahi - Jun 7, 2010
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(Underground waterfall in Sugawatari Tankendo cave, Iwate Prefecture.)

Travel and leisure columns by foreign students in Japan will appear in this section.

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When I passed through customs at Narita airport as a foreign student I did not expect I would experience so many out-door travel adventures in Japan. In addition to a degree, hiragana, katakana and kanji, I could try kayaking, rafting, paragliding, rock climbing, backcountry snowboarding, hiking, surfing and finally, for the first time in my life, caving.

Most of these experiences were possible thanks to the exploration club at my university. These clubs provide an opportunity to go to places you would never find in English-language guidebooks. ...

JAPAN HERITAGE Usa/Kunisaki: The gods that lived in the mountains
Asahi - Jun 5, 2010
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(Usa Jingu shrine in Usa, Oita Prefecture)

Oita Prefecture in northern Kyushu offers an attractive range of tourist destinations, including the highly regarded hot springs of Beppu and Yufuin.

But while lolling around in one of the many baths, pampering yourself shamelessly, you might take a moment to consider that the Kunisaki Peninsula, which includes the city of Usa, is where an exclusively Japanese faith--an admixture of native Shinto and imported Buddhism--originated. ...

Western-style furniture with Japanese DNA
Asahi - Jun 4, 2010
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(Chairs made in Gifu Prefecture's Hida Takayama area are
on display at Takumikan in the city of Takayama.)

Hida Takayama in northern Gifu Prefecture is a popular tourist site that won three stars in Michelin Green Guide Japan and attracts people from all over the world. One of the pleasures of visiting the city is checking out locally produced furniture.

The area is Japan's largest producer of "legged furniture," such as chairs and desks. At a time when imported furniture is available at reasonable prices, this is the only area where so many workshops and manufacturers--about 400 at last count--still operate. ...

Talk with the wind or conquer the 'fierce sea' at Fukuoka park
Asahi - Jun 4, 2010
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(Flowers are one of the big attractions at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park in Fukuoka.)

Travel and leisure columns by foreign students in Japan will appear in this section.

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Are you addicted to travel? But bored with spending all your time shopping and eating during your journeys? Sick of overcrowded big cities?

If so, how about walking, exercising and sightseeing? How about taking in fresh air every time you breathe? How about being surrounded by nature instead of buildings and people?

If you answered yes, have we got a deal for you. Go to Uminonakamichi Seaside Park in Fukuoka! ...

By T.S. on June 14, 2010
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