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06/22/2017 at 10:42. Facebook
Brightly-lit skyscrapers, Pokemon and sushi are the first thing that come to mind for many people when they hear the word "Japan". Photographer Noelle Moujaber hired a car and spent a month capturing some of Japan's lesser-known destinations, including Wakayama's rugged coast, Kawagoe - known as "Little Edo" - and the mountains and wilderness of eastern Hokkaido. Check out the fabulous results...
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Brightlylit skyscrapers Pokemon and sushi are the first thing that come to

I Spent 4 Weeks Photographing An ‘off The Beaten Track’ Journey Through Japan

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Heard that Shinjuku is a top Tokyo shopping destination but not sure where to go? This article is for you! Get everything from Japanese stationery and clothes to cameras and cosmetics.
Heard that Shinjuku is a top Tokyo shopping destination but not sure

15 Hot Shopping Spots Around Shinjuku Station! | All About Japan

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Visit Japan from the UK
06/20/2017 at 09:11. Facebook
Some of Japan's most serene, carefully maintained and beautiful Japanese gardens are tucked away in the grounds of its Buddhist temples. If you visit one of these five temples in Kyoto that offer matcha tea and cake service, you'll be able to enjoy a slice of tranquility along with your cup of green tea as you sit and admire the exquisite garden view.
Some of Japans most serene carefully maintained and beautiful Japanese gardens are

Take a Break With a View of the Garden: Five Temples in Kyoto Where You Can Have Matcha and Wagashi Sweets

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Visit Japan from the UK
06/19/2017 at 10:21. Facebook
While Japanese manga and anime are often set in fantasy worlds, they also often draw their sources of inspiration from real-life, modern-day locations all over Japan. Which real-life anime location would you like to add to this list of four such places?
While Japanese manga and anime are often set in fantasy worlds they

For the Love of Anime: Top 4 Anime Inspired Locations

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Visit Japan from the UK
06/17/2017 at 10:02. Facebook
Ian Tsang, a resident of Hida Takayama, a small traditional city nestled in the Japan Alps, tells us why he believes his new hometown is "the embodiment of Japan" as he takes a stroll around the sake breweries, street-food stalls and morning markets of the Old Town...
Ian Tsang a resident of Hida Takayama a small traditional city nestled

Hida Takayama Old Town

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Visit Japan from the UK
06/16/2017 at 08:42. Facebook
Tired of urban life? The general image of Tokyo, the largest metropolis on earth, is one of tall buildings, teeming streets, and rushing people. However, it's actually remarkably easy to track down nature - including mountains, forests, lakes, and beaches - not far from bustling spots such as Shinjuku, Shibuya and Harajuku.
Tired of urban life The general image of Tokyo the largest metropolis

4 Natural Nirvana Finds Just Outside Tokyo | All About Japan

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06/15/2017 at 08:22. Facebook
Take a nostalgic walk through the Yanesen (Yanaka-Nezu-Sendagi) area of downtown Tokyo. The three neighbourhoods escaped heavy bombing during the war, meaning that you can experience the relaxed pace of traditional urban life almost unchanged from the Showa period (1926-1989).
Take a nostalgic walk through the Yanesen YanakaNezuSendagi area of downtown Tokyo

A Walk Through Yanesen! Tour a Nostalgic Downtown Tokyo

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Soba (buckwheat noodles) is one of Japan's most popular and healthy noodle dishes. There are hundreds of regional variations on soba throughout Japan: unlimited refills of soba, extra-chewy soba, green tea flavoured soba, and even soba cooked on a traditional roof tile are just a few of them!
Soba buckwheat noodles is one of Japans most popular and healthy noodle

Conquer Them All! 9 Famous Soba Noodles in Japan

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The journey is already your destination on these five luxury train journeys to try before you die. But you'd better start saving, because at least one of them comes with a hefty ¥1,000,000 (£6,900) price tag! We can always dream...
The journey is already your destination on these five luxury train journeys

Posh Japan Train Travels to Try Before You Die | All About Japan

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Hokkaido is famous for its winter Snow Festival, ski resorts and snow-clad landscapes - and rightly so. But did you know that it also makes a wonderful summer destination? Discover the spectacular lavender and flower fields, wide blue sky and rolling hills, and cobalt colours of the Blue Pond on an amazing summer trip to the Furano-Biei area.
Hokkaido is famous for its winter Snow Festival ski resorts and snowclad

Furano And Biei In Hokkaido – A Summer Escape To A Fairytale World | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

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For all the Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans out there: think you've got an impressive collection of Hello Kitty merchandise? Think again! Masao Gunji holds the Guinness World Record for the largest ever collection, at over 500 items! Can anyone out there even come close to matching this?
For all the Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans out there think youve

Largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia - Japan Tour

Guinness World Records recently visited the home of Masao Gunji, who has the world’s Largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia. Full story: http://bit.ly...

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Time to put an end to some common misconceptions about Tokyo... Is Mt Fuji in Tokyo? How long should first-time visitors spend there? Is it an expensive city to visit? The answers to these questions and more might just turn your image of Japan's capital city upside-down!
Time to put an end to some common misconceptions about Tokyo Is

5 Ideas About Tokyo That are Totally Wrong!

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Calling all meat-lovers (vegetarians and vegans may want to look away right now!). Yakiniku - grilling prime cuts of meat over a charcoal brazier - is an experience not to be missed when you visit Japan. It's worth reading up on the techniques in advance so that you'll know how to grill your meat to perfection when the time finally comes.
Calling all meatlovers vegetarians and vegans may want to look away right

Double The Deliciousness! A Complete Guide To Eating Yakiniku In Japan

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This truly enormous torii (shrine gate) marks the entrance to Heian Jingu Shrine in central Kyoto. It was built in 1895 to mark the 1100th anniversary of the founding of the city and is dedicated to the spirits of the first and last emperors who reigned from here (Heian is the former name for Kyoto). Take photos of the bright orange shrine buildings under sunny blue skies before you visit the...
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This truly enormous torii shrine gate marks the entrance to Heian Jingu

Modeled After An Ancient Emperor's Residence?! Heian Jingu In Kyoto | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

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When people think of Okinawa they usually picture pristine white-sand beaches and aquamarine seas. But there is so much more to an island getaway to Okinawa than just a day at the beach - here are just a few ideas to get you started...
When people think of Okinawa they usually picture pristine whitesand beaches and

15 Things to Do in Okinawa

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Shiretoko Peninsula, on the eastern coast of Hokkaido, was registered as Japan's 3rd and Hokkaido's 1st Natural World Heritage site in 2005. It has plenty to engage and delight nature-lovers, from an 80m double waterfall and a 60m tall rock reminiscent of Australia's Uluru Rock, to fiery sunsets over the Sea of Okhotsk and even an extremely unusual hot water waterfall.
Shiretoko Peninsula on the eastern coast of Hokkaido was registered as Japans

8 Spots to Fully Enjoy Shiretoko, One of Japan’s Natural World Heritage Sites | tsunagu Japan

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Japan's Pikachu train will start its summer service from July 15th, transporting passengers in carriages colour-themed on everybody's favourite electric mouse!
Japans Pikachu train will start its summer service from July 15th transporting

Japan’s new Pikachu train ready to take Poké-passengers on a trip they won’t forget this summer

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Sarah Louise Seymour-Griffiths
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Test your knowledge of Japanese castle trivia! When do the oldest Japanese castles date from? Who ordered the demolition of hundreds of castles in the 1600s? How many castles retain their original castle keeps? Why are the stairs inside Kumamoto Castle so difficult to climb?
Test your knowledge of Japanese castle trivia When do the oldest Japanese

Japanese Castle Trivia to Enhance Your Visit!

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Many of Japan's 50,000 "konbini" (convenience stores) belong to the top three chains Seven-Eleven, Lawson and Familymart, and the question of which stocks the "best" products can often spark heated discussions between devoted konbini fans! Which team are you cheering for?
Many of Japans 50000 konbini convenience stores belong to the top three

The 3 Major Convenience Store Chains In Japan - A Comparison | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

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Tokyo is the political, economic and cultural epicentre of Japan. It is also one of the world's largest cities where even a lifetime isn't long enough to explore everything it has to offer. For example, it would take 120 years to explore all of Tokyo's 88,000 restaurants at a rate of 2 per day! However, this seemingly limitless metropolis is actually made up of a finite number of smaller...
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Tokyo is the political economic and cultural epicentre of Japan It is

76 Things To Do In Tokyo

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