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

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

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

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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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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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We heard such mixed reviews on Shanghai that we almost didn’t come here. “It’s just another big city” …

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Hangzhou is big city with a permanent vacation vibe. This 6.3 million metropolis has a proper downtown but …

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Stilt houses teeter over the winding river, boats are propelled by bamboo poles, stepping stones act as bridges, …

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Avatar is one of the most visually stunning movies of the 21st-century, so when we found out that James Cameron …

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