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Kintaikyo, Iwakuni

bridge-IwakuniOne of Japans three most scenic spots. It was designated as a World Cultural Heritage site. Iwakuni is home to the Kintai-kyo, a traditional five-arched bridge that spans the Nishiki-gawa. The bridge is 210m and is held together with only clamps and wires, not nails. Sadly, the bridge had to be re-built a third time in 1950 when it was destroyed by Typhoon Kijiya.

 

18. April 2014 by Joey
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Ramen Afuri, Harajuku

11513188303_7dcb124240_zRamen is one of the japanaese delicacies. AFURI’s yuzu-shio (Japanese citrus yuzu and salt) ramen is my all time favorite. This one in Harajuku branch & there is another one in Ebisu area. Do try out the different kind of soup base ramen when you are in Japan.

16. April 2014 by Joey
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Naritasan, TempleTown

07bPart of the fun of visiting Narita City is its store lined approach, the Omotesando. Stretching over the entire one kilometer distance from the railway stations to the temple, Naritasan’s Omotesando is a lively street lined by numerous restaurants and stores, that have been selling traditional crafts, foods and souvenirs to pilgrims and tourists for centuries.

 

 

15. April 2014 by Joey
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Ame-shin

Ameshin is a hand-craft-candy shop. All of these beautiful animals and flowers are made out of candy. It is like a magic for clear hot candies transform into various shapes. You can even try to make your own candy there. This store is about 10mins walking distance from Asakusa Station.

14. April 2014 by Joey
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Tulip Festival, Sakura City

tIn the Sakura Furusato Square by the Inba Swamp, more than 400,000 tulips bloom around the Netherlands’s windmill. Located in this square is a Dutch windmill, a symbol of goodwill between the Netherlands and Japan, which is a Dutch drainage type made in the Netherlands and the first built in Japan. The Tulip Festival is celebrated in April every year in this square.

 

13. April 2014 by Joey
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