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  • Takayama, The Hidden Gem of Gifu Prefecture==Introduction== Takayama(高山) is located in Gifu Prefecture located in the Chubu region of mainland Japan. It is sandwiched in between Fukui in the north, Aichi in the south, Nagano from the east and Shiga from the west. The region Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Kanazawa, The City of Gold. | Sep 26, 2014
  • A Beginner’s Guide to The Nakasendo Way. The Nakasendo Way (the central mountain route) was one of five main roads established by the shoguns of the Edo period and it has connected Tokyo to Kyoto since the early 1600s. Some six Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Sep 26, 2014
  • Kanazawa, The City of Gold.==Introduction== Kanazawa (金沢) is located in Ishikawa prefecture in the Hokuriku region of Japan, which is situated along the west coast of the main island facing the Sea of Japan. Like Kyoto, Kanazawa is a city of modernity with reminiscence Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Kanazawa, The City of Gold. | Sep 26, 2014
  • Life in Nagano PrefectureDuring my stay in Japan I have lived in Nagano Prefecture twice on separate occasions. I was placed to work as a gondola operator at a famous ski resort with in the Hakuba Village called 'Hakuba 47 Wintersports Park'. Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Kanazawa, The City of Gold. | Sep 26, 2014
  • JapanThe next day in France we had a lovely time in Montreuil-sur-Mer, an old walled city. There was a craft fair on, not that one should expect too much from this and then one isn't disappointed when it isn't much. Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Sep 26, 2014
  • Death by sushi in HakodateMost of our time in Hakodate was spent shoving tasty little bundles of sweet rice and raw seafood into our faces.  The restaurant we were taken to was based on the "Sushi Train" principle, with dishes circulating on a long Posted by mkali54 in Walls to Wall | Sep 25, 2014
  • The Final LegThe day has finally arrived. We are heading back home from this long trip after 18 weeks. While Stacey and Ben finish packing up all of luggage I had one last thing to do. After failing to secure tickets for Posted by CulinarySojourn in Culinary Sojourn | Sep 25, 2014
  • A wee dram in old OtaruFirst landfall in Japan.  The first activity of the day was to negotiate a serpentine queue from one end of the ship to the other to have our fingerprints and photos taken by Japanese immigration officials.  The main object of our bus Posted by mkali54 in Walls to Wall | Sep 24, 2014
  • Kamakura, JapanKamakura was once the seat of power in Japan centuries ago and still hold onto some of those traditions. The main draw is the second largest Buddha in Japan (the largest is in Nara). This one is made of metal Posted by CulinarySojourn in Culinary Sojourn | Sep 24, 2014
  • The Dirt on Japanese BathroomsThe Japanese are obsessively clean and it is rare to find a scrap of litter or speck of dirt - we even saw one woman carefully dusting the cobwebs off her garden flowers. Whenever we have a few spare moments Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Sep 24, 2014
  • An unexpected visitor We returned yesterday evening from happy hour in the martini bar Posted by mkali54 in Walls to Wall | Sep 23, 2014
  • ONSENThursday & Friday: After saying 'sayonara' to Tokyo early Thursday morning, we headed to the main station to board our first Shinkansen (bullet train) venturing 80 km south to Odawara. A short bus trip got us safely to Hakone our next Posted by Bakerfam in Baker travels 2014 | Sep 22, 2014
  • Day trip to MiyajimaAnother scorching hot day here in Japan! Miyajima was at her best, and even on a public holiday when the crowds really get to the island, it was still strangely serene. We took the cable car (ropeway) up Mt Misen, and Posted by Bret W in Matamata College - Japan 2014 | Sep 23, 2014
  • Tokyo, JapanTokyo, one of the biggest cities in the world and our last major stop on our circumnavigation trip. Not really a single city, more of a collection of several large cities that have a complex system of public and private Posted by CulinarySojourn in Culinary Sojourn | Sep 22, 2014
  • Nagoya, JapanLeaving Ise for Tokyo, we traveled on the Kintetsu railroad to the industrial city of Nagoya. One of the largest cities in Japan, it is famous for sumo, cars and being a transportation hub to get to or from Tokyo. Posted by CulinarySojourn in Culinary Sojourn | Sep 22, 2014
  • Walking the Nakesendo WayThe weather has been fantastic since we arrived in Japan and today was no exception. It was dry, sunny and pleasantly warm as we prepared to scale the Torii Pass from Narai to the Kiso Valley. The pass is only Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Sep 22, 2014
  • A Slipper for Every Occasion We may only be a train ride and short walk from the modern city of Matsumoto but we have stepped way back in time and are staying in a two hundred year old coaching inn in the ancient town of Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Sep 21, 2014
  • Ise, JapanHeading east from Osaka, we traveled to the city of Ise. While relatively unknown outside Japan, it is the location of the major shrines of the indigenous religion of Shinto. The main temple dedicated to the Sun Goddess is here Posted by CulinarySojourn in Culinary Sojourn | Sep 21, 2014
  • Universal Studios[img=http://phot Posted by Dan_in_Japan in Matamata College - Japan 2014 | Sep 21, 2014
  • We're HereHi everyone Well, we are safely in Japan! Had a great flight up, with the good news that we were on the newest of Air New Zealand's eight 777-200's. The bad news was that Renae's entertainment system did not work for half Posted by Bret W in Matamata College - Japan 2014 | Sep 20, 2014
  • A METROPOLITAN PREFECTURETuesday: After a much needed rest Tuesday afternoon was spent exploring Tokyo (Tō "east" and kyō "capital") further. We are trying to include things that will keep us all entertained and as a result spent three hours in Hakuhinkan toy shop Posted by Bakerfam in Baker travels 2014 | Sep 20, 2014
  • Tokyo in a ShoeboxFirst impressions count, and while Sheila is an old hand in Japan it’s a first for James and friend Trudy. So first impressions – Wow. It doesn't seem expensive here, the Japanese are not shy and the food is wonderful. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint. Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Sep 20, 2014
  • A Whirlwind Trip to JapanAwhile back, I spent two years living in Tokyo. This trip to Taiwan seemed like the perfect opportunity to swing through Tokyo and get reacquainted with some old friends, and a few places of which I have very fond memories. Tokyo Posted by Caro369 in Taiwan 2014 | Sep 17, 2014
  • KL TO JPNSunday night saw us embark on a seven hour night flight from KL to Tokyo, Japan. We've wanted to visit Japan for years and were pretty excited, however to bring us down to earth and remind us that we are Posted by Bakerfam in Baker travels 2014 | Sep 17, 2014
  • carmel dyballNot sure if the previous message got through, this is only a test. Carmel Posted by carmel dyball in Cherry Blossom | Sep 13, 2014
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