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Journey in Japan Part 41: “But Sir, it’s only a model”

Today is the third and final day of a street performing arts festival in Asakusa. Outside it is a clear day and a wonderful 28°C....

Journey in Japan Part 40: Tourism is a Dancer

Today I wake up to find that the hostel has been decorated with ‘Happy Halloween’ signs, spooky spiders, and multi-coloured pumpkins and bats. Thinking...

The new JNTO Japan Official Travel App.

The JNTO Japan Official Travel App is a result of the country's rapid tourism boom, especially as we approach 2020 for the Tokyo Olympic...

Journey in Japan Part 39: Last Day of Summer

Today is the Autumn Equinox; officially the day that summer ends and autumn begins. The weather seems to have forgotten about the shift in...

Self-Introductions in Japanese

Self-Introductions in Japanese or 自己紹介 (じこしょうかい or Jikoshoukai), when speaking Japanese is a good place to start when just beginning your study. Usually, using...

Journey in Japan Part 38: Parasite at the Museum

Today is a public holiday all about respecting the elderly and celebrating long life. There are fifteen different public holidays a year in Japan,...

Sasebo – Romancing the Port Town

Fishing Ships and more! Sasebo (佐世保) is the second largest port city in the Nagasaki area, and also home to some romantic scenery via the...

Gunkanjima – The Lost Island of Mining

The Isle of Concrete Ruin Gunkanjima (軍艦島 aka Hashima island), also know as 'Battleship Island' for its resemblance to a naval warship, is a historically...

Nagasaki – The Historical Cosmopolitan Metropolis

The City of Old Nagasaki is a city with a lot of historical significance, from its European influence and its war-torn memories, it has many...

Journey in Japan Part 37: Shiitake My Breath Away

Tidings in my hostel today inform me of a festival at Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens. Today is Tsukimi-no-Kai, which translates to mean ‘Moon Viewing’; an age-old tradition that...

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