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Streamlined and Safer Shinkansens for the Future

2020 and the Tokyo Olympics are just around the corner. Similarly, JR's (Japan Railways) latest streamlined and safer shinkansens (bullet trains) is rapidly approaching...

Winter in Sapporo – 8 Things You Must Do!

Sapporo is the 5th largest city in Japan and the largest in Hokkaido. Winter in Sapporo is famous for its large snow festival, which...

Sapporo TV Tower – Sapporo, Hokkaido

Sapporo TV Tower stands at 147 metres high with a 90-metre observation deck. It is one of the tallest structures in the city (currently...

Sapporo Snow Festival – Brrrrrring your thermals!

Sapporo Snow Festival (Yuki Matsuri) The Sapporo Snow Festival occurs during the freezing month of February in '冬' (ふゆ or fuyu) meaning Winter. People gather...

Journey in Japan Part 42: There Will Be Flood

Another typhoon is making its miserable way toward Tokyo and should arrive this evening. I can’t wait. Today it is already raining, and looking...

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