Monthly Archives for August 2013

Meriken Park & Kobe Tower

Meriken Park is Kobe’s most famous location around the harbor. It houses Kobe Tower, which is the symbol of the city, as well as a variety of other interesting things.¬†Walking around Meriken Park, you can see a ship, two interesting … Continue reading

29. August 2013 by Joey
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Kobe Chinatown

Kobe is home to a large Chinese community. Nankinmachi is a pedestrian-only lane about 1 km long guarded on both ends by Chinese arches. It is a good place to stroll in the evenings when the street is illuminated gaudily … Continue reading

28. August 2013 by Joey
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Hoba miso & Hida beef

Do not miss these two specialties (combination possible) when you visit Takayama. Many restaurants serve hoba miso set meals which are generally meals comprising of rice, small side dish, soup and vegetables or meat cooked in miso (fermented soy bean) … Continue reading

26. August 2013 by Joey
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Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go (Shirakawa village) is a secluded snowy mountain village retains the historic landscape with some 150 traditional vernacular farmhouse-style houses called Gassho-zukuri. The Gassho-zukuri style house is 18m length and 10m width. Ogimachi is the largest village and main attraction … Continue reading

25. August 2013 by Joey
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Stamps collection

When you finished touring the Hiroshima Peace Museum, you may notice that there are some stamps like the one in the picture sitting out. These stamps are very popular in Japan. The Japanese will often stamp brochures or pamphlets, and … Continue reading

25. August 2013 by Joey
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