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Travel

  • Tokyo Tower

    Tokyo Tower stands as a landmark in the cityscape as well as a landmark in history. At one point, it was the tallest freestanding tower in the world and was...

  • Sensoji Temple at Sunset

    While unmistakably a tourist trap, the Asukusa district of Tokyo, and Sensoji Temple, its main attraction, is definitely a must-see for any first time visitor to Japan. Knowing there are...

  • Visiting Arashiyama, Kyoto

    By Obubu Intern, Suin Angie You should have heard that this week we are going to Arashiyama for a new event from Tuesday to Sunday! Of course, we will tell...

  • Kiyosumi Gardens (清澄庭園) > A Hidden Oasis in Tokyo

    Name: Kiyosumi Gardens Japanese: 清澄庭園 Location: 3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0024 MAP How to get there: Toei O-edo Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Kiyosumi-shirakawa Sta. (3 minutes on foot)...

  • Life Lessons from Kawane, Shizuoka

    As I got off the train, I saw an elderly woman leave the tracks and walk away onto a small path without properly walking through the ticket gates. I thought,...

  • Bells of Happiness at the Heart Rock

    Translated from Yuji Kurihara’s post: In the short time since I was at the Heart Rock “Bells of Happiness” outlook point here in Yabe Town, so many “bells”, vows of...

  • Bonsai, the art of potted miniature tree

    Bonsai, with its history for over a thousand years in Japan, is a miniature tree in a pot, cultivated and shaped to create a specific form. It is both the...