Monthly Archives for June 2015

Hokuriku Shinkansen

The Hokuriku Shinkansen began service in 1997 in advance of the Nagano Olympics. From Tokyo, it ascends steeply and crosses Usui Pass before arriving in Karuizawa, a resort area with history. Starting in March 2015, the Nagano Shinkansen line will have … Continue reading

30. June 2015 by Joey
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Tokyo Tower

“Let’s climb the Tokyo Tower using the stairs.” The Tokyo Tower has opened the “climbing stairs” that lead to the Main Observatory only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Using this special course, you can climb the Tokyo Tower  using the external … Continue reading

28. June 2015 by Joey
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Kyoto Tower

The “candle- lit of Kyoto” –Kyoto Tower shaped according to the Japanese candle. It stands above a 9 level of Kyoto Tower Hotel. The 131 meter structure itself, built to withstand strong wind and earthquake. On a clear day you should be … Continue reading

25. June 2015 by Joey
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Nishiki Market, Kyoto

When you are in Kyoto don’t miss out to have a stroll through Nishiki, Kyoto’s favorite food market. This centuries-old covered market  has two types of shops, and two types of shoppers. The first one is to caters to locals: homemakers, chefs … Continue reading

25. June 2015 by Joey
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Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

  Fushimi Inari Shrine is the most famous of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari across Japan. Inari is the Shinto god of rice, and foxes are thought to be his messengers. Therefore, many fox statues can be found … Continue reading

24. June 2015 by Joey
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