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Popular Side Trip from Tokyo 東京: Nikko 日光

Nikko 日光, is a beautiful town at the entrance to Nikko National Park. Nikko is rich in history, beautiful architecture and nature with lots of shrines, gardens and waterfalls. Nikko is famous for the stunning T...
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Things to do in Kyoto: 舞妓 Maiko Transformation

I love Kyoto and I love the world of geishas and maikos. Maiko 舞妓 and geiko/geisha 芸子/芸者 are female performing artists working in Gion area whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classica...
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Must do in Japan: Visit a 相撲 Sumo Wrestling Tournament

Last year I had a chance to see a live sumo wrestling tournament. It was one of the things I had really wanted to do in Japan. It is strange that many Japanese people haven’t seen live sumo ever in their life. ...
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Buffet Dinner @Cooka, Marriott Miyako Osaka

These pictures are from a few days ago when I went for a buffet dinner to Cooka at Marriott Miyako Osaka located in the tallest building in Japan i.e. Abeno Harukas. It's a brand new hotel with very modern and ...