Monthly Archives for June 2013

Special Opening of Climbing season on Mt Fuji

  July 1st is the day when Mt Fuji fomally opens for the climbing season. The start of the mountain-climbing season is known in japanese as “yamabiraki” which literally means “mountain-opening.” The ceremony to declare the official opening of Mt. … Continue reading

30. June 2013 by Joey
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Congratulation Mt Fuji wins world heritage status

Mount Fuji, famous for its perfectly cone-shaped volcano, received World Heritage status. Congratulation!! The mountain is located at around 100 kilometres southwest of Tokyo and has last erupted around three centuries ago. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization … Continue reading

28. June 2013 by Joey
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Kofukuji Temple

The Chinese-style main hall of Kofukuji, the earliest Chinese temple in Nagasaki. Nagasaki’s Western connection is only part of its story. However, it has been so emphasized that it often overshadows the influence of the Chinese. It is said that … Continue reading

25. June 2013 by Joey
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Supermoon 2013

The fullmoon on June 23, 2013  will not only be the closest and largest full moon of the year. It’ll also present the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013.  Yes, many will call the June 2013 full … Continue reading

24. June 2013 by Joey
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Koi-yamagata Station

A new train station date spot has opened up in the Tottori Prefecture, Japan, in what used to be Koi-Yamagata Station. Since only about two passengers were passing through Koi-Yamagata every day, residents of the area decided to renovate this … Continue reading

23. June 2013 by Joey
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