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Japan is sort of its own special planet. Nowhere is this clean, people are never this nice, and …

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The Many Faces of Tokyo

On July 13, 2013 By

Tokyo is as lovely and well mannered as you’d expect the Japanese capital to be, but it has …

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How to tie a kimono, arrange an ikebana flower arrangement, write kangi calligraphy…these are skills we never dreamt …

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The Charms of Kyoto

On June 16, 2013 By

Picture your most elegant image of Japan–-a woman in a floral kimono walking under the shade of her …

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Okinawa Island Hopping

On June 3, 2013 By

  After getting our feet wet on Okinawa’s largest island, we navigated to the …

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Okinawa: The Japanese Tropics

On May 23, 2013 By

Japan may seem compact but when you add in the 160 islands of Okinawa it seems to stretch endlessly into …

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WWOOFing a Japanese Farm

On May 16, 2013 By

We’ve always known that we would WWOOF (World-Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms…a.k.a. Travelers willing to work four-to-six hours …

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Konichiwa Hokkaido!

On May 2, 2013 By


Japan!!! A place near and dear to our hearts for so many reasons. My parents lived here …

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When it came time to go through our “You Know You’re In…” file for China, it was …

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As the capital city of the Earth’s most populous country and one of its oldest cultures, Beijing is …

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