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Yasaka Shrine, Kyoto

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Situated at the eastern part of the Kyoto city, Yasaka Shrine is one of the shrine that worth visiting.  It’s the Shinto shrine and dedicated to the deity responsible for protection against disasters and people’s prosperity. For the whole month of July, Gion Festival which is one of the three greatest festivals in Japan, is held in honor of the deity here. 

27. July 2015 by Joey
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Zama Sunflower Festival

Good Morning from Zama’s city Sunflower Festival. From late July through August more than 550,000 sunflowers will bloom and the city celebrates with festival. During the festival, there will be music and entertainment, yummy food and farm-fresh produce. There are also some special products like Sunflower seeds to beer, cider and shochu. 

26. July 2015 by Joey
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Tomita Lavender Farm

Flowers are in full bloom in Tomita Lavender Farm, Hokkaido. Pictures taken at Traditional Lavender Field, Irodoki Field & the Hanabito Field. Best viewing season is from early to mid/end July depending on the garden you visit in the farm. You can also enjoy the cafe, potpourri house,  rich lavender flavored ice-cream & sweets, flower house, perfume workshop & others activities there too.  

23. July 2015 by Joey
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Tokyo Disneyland Summer 2015

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It’s Summer Party at Tokyo Disneyland. This year the theme park also will hold a special event of “DISNEY NATSU MATSURI” – Japanese style summer festival. The event will starts from July 9th – August 31th, 2015. You can experience the energy and excitement as you dance together with the Disney friends. Children can also take park in a special show – “Ondo-Ko-Don!” that features “Mickey Ondo” and “Donald Ondo” dances that they can do with the Disney characters.

22. July 2015 by Joey
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Mt. Usu, ropeway

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To have a better view of the Lake Toya, you can take a 6 minutes of rope-way ride from Mt. Usu to the summit of the mountain. Upon arrival to the summit, the Lake Toya Observation Deck is on the right, commanding views of Mt. Showa Shinzan and LakeToya. If you have extra time you can also try out the outer rim hiking trail which take an hour for one way hike. 

21. July 2015 by Joey
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