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Edo Tokyo museum in Ryogoku

A daunting three-story escalator whisks you away from modern-day Tokyo and plants you face-to-face with the historic Nihon-Bashi, which serves as...

Kaga-Hakusan in southwest Ishikawa

Kaga-Hakusan in the Hokuriku region of south-western Ishikawa Prefecture is blessed with beautiful nature and natural hot springs. The Kaga Onsen-...

A child watches as two Sika deer play among the crowd on Itsukushima, Nov. 4, 2012. Made tame through continual human interaction, the deer have a tendency to approach and follow any persons who show too much kindness in supplying treats. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer)

Little island in sea swells with ceremonial purpose

Itsukushima may not sound familiar to many station residents, but it’s a location many can visit in their travels throughout Japan, considering it...

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Grab a mask and snorkel!

Over the next couple of weeks, Shinto priests will hold umi biraki (opening of the sea) ceremonies to purify the water and make the beaches a safe...

A guide paddles by the mouth of the underground river during a tour of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in the Philippines.

Go underground on a river tour in the Philippines

If you look up, keep your mouth closed.

That is the first and perhaps most crucial piece of advice you will get from guides at one of...

Mothers, with a kid on their back, take snaps of the older kids playing with the yellow blossoms

Yellow flowers at Hamarikyu Garden

In the middle of March, at the onset of the spring, the flowers at Hamarikyu Garden in Shimbashi start to bloom, with the rapeseed yellow flowers...

My trip to India

Editor’s Note: New Kanto Stripes writer Tetsuo Nakahara took a trip of a lifetime to India in 2009. We hope you enjoy his story. If you have a...

A Peach of a way to travel

If you have tried to get around Japan, you may notice that airfare is little expensive, or “spendy” as it’s called in the Pacific Northwest. And...

Main(land) Attractions

Editor's Note: If you're new to Japan or haven't explored the country like you had wanted, don't worry because we've got some great places for you...

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Where to go to check out the Cherry Blossoms

As of March 13, the Japan Weather Association forecasts that cherry blossoms will start blooming on March 20 in Tokyo. The following are place to...

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A nation in bloom

Late March to early April is a time of the year that most of Japanese have been waiting for. It is when winter’s chill gives way to the blessings...

OUR PARADISE: The Porter Clan goes to Palau

Our paradise greeted us with radiant sunshine, balmy breezes, brilliant blue waters, bright island colors – and many cheerful smiles. We were...

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