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Wakimachi, the commercial center of Aizome in South Japan

Written on 15 June 2012 by Guillaume Erard

Wakimachi, the commercial center of Aizome in South Japan

Wakimachi City is located in the Tokushima Prefecture in the eastern part of the Shikoku Island. Shikoku is the smallest of the four Japanese main islands and it is connected to the largest, Honshu, b...

Heavy snow covers Tokyo

Written on 29 February 2012 by Guillaume Erard

Heavy snow covers Tokyo

Tokyo under the snow is quite a rare sight for it does not usually happen more than once or twice each year. Moreover, given the size and activity of the city, the white cover does not usually last lo...

Tokyo Tower, the fading symbol of a bygone era

Written on 23 February 2012 by Guillaume Erard

Tokyo Tower, the fading symbol of a bygone era

Originally built in order to provide a centralized radio and TV transmission facility during the communication boom of the late 1950's, the 333 meters tall Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) was, up to very recently...

Shimoda: Japan's gateway to the World

Written on 18 August 2011 by Guillaume Erard

Shimoda: Japan's gateway to the World

People who first travel to the Tokyo region might find difficult to believe that merely 100 km from the megalopolis lie some of the most beautiful beaches in Japan. The Izu Peninsula (Izu Hanto) is lo...

Guide of Enoshima Island in Kanagawa

Written on 10 August 2011 by Guillaume Erard

Guide of Enoshima Island in Kanagawa

Enoshima Island is a small island off the eastern coast of Japan in the Sagami Bay, not far from the city of Kamakura in the Kanagawa prefecture. The island has a circumference of about four kilomet...

Hiking at Mount Takao

Written on 20 July 2011 by Guillaume Erard

Hiking at Mount Takao

When staying in Tokyo for a restricted amount of time, one might wish to escape the somewhat overwhelming cityscape and enjoy a bit of countryside while not necessarily spending valuable time in trans...

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja

Written on 15 July 2011 by Guillaume Erard

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja

One thing for sure about Japan is that it isn't short of enchanting places. While most of the notable attractions are fairly well documented on the Internet and in tourist's guides, every now and then...

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