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Shibuya Crossing

Oct 14, 2012 No Comments

Most documentaries discussing the overpopulation that exists in the world show this crossing, and rightly so. It is the most famous crossing in Japan, perhaps even in the world. This crossing has so much traffic, that all cars stop every two minutes at the traffic lights. Then it’s the turn for pedestrians to walk across, [...]

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Trains in Japan

Jul 31, 2012 No Comments

Trains in Japan are the most popular and reliable transportation systems in the world. The level of punctuality and frequency of these trains ensure an effortless trip from one place to the next. The short-distance trains are more affordable; something that cannot be said of the bullet trains (Shinkansen) where you pay a significant higher [...]

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Akihabara, the electronic city

Jan 06, 2012 No Comments

Visiting this area of ​​Tokyo is one of the experiences you will never forget. Tokyo already is a very technical advanced city. In certain ways, it is easy to pretend you are walking around in the future. Going to Akihabara will even amplify this feeling. The district of Akihabara in Tokyo will provide anything and [...]

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Free tour guides in Kanazawa

Dec 15, 2011 No Comments

Looking for information to create a post about Kanazawa, I found a website where free tourist guides are offered to discover this samurai city. Although I am usually not much interested in such options and tend to routinely discard them, it is precisely Japan that has awakened enough interest in me to investigate more about [...]

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Shiny Uncle(pikapika no ojisan)

Apr 23, 2011 No Comments

Traveling to Beppu is to know and see a different Japan from what you would find in bigger cities such as Tokyo and Kyoto. Beppu is a very charismatic town and has its own personality. As soon as you leave the train station and enter the city, you will find a statue of a man [...]

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Flower waves, nami no hana

Apr 17, 2011 No Comments

Sometimes it happens that you are looking for something interesting to write about and I’ve just found that particular something. Nami no hana means the following: Nami=wave Hana=flower No=indicates possession (more information about the particle ‘no’) Some beaches in Spain are sometimes seen with a white foam that is formed by plankton. When the foam [...]

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Cherry Blossoms, Hanami

Apr 06, 2011 2 Comments

Just the other day, I wrote about this Japanese spring celebration. I was actually lucky enough to witness this special period while I was visiting Japan. As I share the same fascination for the cherry blossoms as the Japanese people, I started looking for more information and found this particular movie. I won’t tell you [...]

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