Welcome to ‘Only in Japan’
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Welcome to ‘Only in Japan’

There is so much to experience in Japan that is, well, uniquely Japanese. Whether it’s youth fashion on the back streets of Tokyo, a spiritual…

Japanese Time Travel in Sado
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Japanese Time Travel in Sado

Japan is a great place for time travel. In the remote villages, temples and shrines of the countryside there are places that lure the imagination…

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: A Country of Water
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Himi, Toyama Prefecture: A Country of Water

Typhoon #18 is roaring up from the south Pacific toward Himi, the small fishing village on the Sea of Japan where I am staying at…

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: Fixed Net
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Himi, Toyama Prefecture: Fixed Net

© Himi City, Toyama Prefecture The fleet was grounded and I missed my chance to watch the fishing. The daily auction would proceed, I presumed,…

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: Kan Buri
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Himi, Toyama Prefecture: Kan Buri

The undisputed star of Himi’s fishery is Kan-Buri, a mature yellowtail that arrives in Toyama Bay in November. Himi’s Kan Buri are prized throughout Japan….

Greater Wee Hour Access to Haneda Airport
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Greater Wee Hour Access to Haneda Airport

The 24-hour operational Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) now welcomes a rapidly increasing number of foreign and domestic travelers (approximately 70 million passengers annually), making…

Narita Airport Limousine Bus Special Fares
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Narita Airport Limousine Bus Special Fares

Airport Limousine Bus 60th anniversary fares are available between Tokyo City Air Terminal (T-CAT) in central Tokyo and Narita International Airport until December 31st, 2014….