5 Off-The-Beaten-Path Family Friendly Adventures in Okinawa

Taketomi Island: Glass Bottom Boat and Bus Tour   If you are in Okinawa, you have a benefit to many other islands that surround it quickly. One being Taketomi, known

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Cherry Blossoms 2013: Kitakami Report (4/30)

2013/04/30 – Kitakami Report by sean Koi Nobori decorations along Kitakami River After a week’s break in our cherry blossom reporting, today we resumed at the Tohoku Region. Compared to

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Cherry Blossoms 2013: Kakunodate Report (5/1)

2013/05/01 – Kakunodate Report by sean I started the first day of May at Kakunodate of Akita Prefecture, one of three best cherry blossom spots in the Tohoku Region, along

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After the Earthquake: A trip to Hiraizumi

2011/04/29 – After the Earthquake: A trip to Hiraizumi The celebrated garden of Motsuji Temple In time for the Golden Week holidays, the Tohoku Shinkansen reopened along its entire length

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Half A Year After The Tsunami

2011/10/18 – Half A Year After The Tsunami by schauwecker This is the second part (part one is here) of an open ended series to document the recovery of the

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Towadako Report

2011/10/27 – Towadako Report by schauwecker Lake Towada This year’s last autumn color report from the Tohoku Region comes from Lake Towada and Oirase Stream, a picturesque stream that flows

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Hachimantai Report

2012/10/11 – Hachimantai Report by scott Hachimantai Today Schauwecker and I continued our Tohoku Region reporting with a visit to the Hachimantai area of Towada-Hachimantai National Park. We arrived in

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Sapporo – Otaru – Hakodate

Hokkaido is the northern island of Japan. It has cities with modern urban humanity that wild mountains, forests, lakes keep at bay.

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Yuki Masturi

Growing up in Australia I never saw real snow, even when I lived in England for 3 years, it only snowed once and it had all melted by the end

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Mowia Resort

Well in following the epic powder dump, Max, Cheech and I decided to check out Mowia – the next resort which is infamous for its back bowls, knee deep powder

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