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Toy Story , Tokyo Disneyland

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With summer vacation just getting started, Tokyo Disneyland is rolling out a new batch of animation-inspired food, including desserts modeled after Toy Story’s Little Green Men. Hard plastic character-shaped popcorn buckets are always big sellers at Tokyo Disneyland, and the trinocular alien version above can be yours for 2,100 yen (popcorn included). Also new are the steamed buns. These are called “man” in Japanese, so maybe it was only a matter of time until someone thought to offer Little Green man. 880yen gets you a set of three, one each filled with chocolate, custard, and strawberry cream.

 

25. July 2014 by Joey
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Wajima Asaichi, Noto Peninsula

asaichiWajima Asaichi (morning market) in Noto Peninsula is one of the three largest markets in Japan, the morning market of Wajima is a place where you can buy fresh local produce, seafood and other products. The Asaichi has been around in Wajima for hundreds of years and is still open daily.

22. July 2014 by Joey
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Gotemba Premium Outlet

 

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Gotemba Premium Outlets is one of the most popular outlet malls in Japan with 210 brand shops, a Ferris wheel, rose garden and the great view of Mount Fuji. .Although most of the visitors are young couples the facility also has some kid’s playground, fancy cafes which also fit the taste of middle to senior age group. 

 

21. July 2014 by Joey
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Shiretoko, Hokkaido

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The only entry from Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido, Shiretoko, also designated as a national park, is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. The park is located on a peninsula jutting out from the eastern edge of the island, with its tip only accessible by boat or hiking trail. 

 

19. July 2014 by Joey
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2014 Gion Festival in Kyoto (Part 2)

childrens-samurai-costume-261Gion Matsuri is perhaps Japan’s best event for geisha enthusiasts and photographers seeking candid photos of Geisha & Maiko. If you attend be sure to where a yukata. It will make you feel like you’re part of the festivities. And you will notice vendors offer festival snacks and games on the streets during these days. 

17. July 2014 by Joey
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