Wakakusayama

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Discovering Nara can be easily done on a single day, from Kyoto or Osaka for example. The counterpart is that many visitors limit themselves to some very touristy spots, often located around the large city park (Nara-koen) in its center. Nonetheless, it’s easy to get outside … Read more

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Namba Yasaka-jinja

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Osaka is not generally thought of when prioritizing temples visits. Her neighbor Kyoto, which hosts several thousands of them, rather plays this role of the traditional flagship for the whole Kansai area, if not Japan altogether. However, the concrete metropolis hides some … Read more

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JR Yamanote Line in Tokyo

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With its oval track that serves central Tokyo’s main districts, JR Yamanote train line (it’s not a subway / metro line) offers great practical qualities which certainly don’t usurp its success. When traveling in the Japanese capital, it would be surprising if you … Read more

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How safe is it to eat Sushi (raw fish) while pregnant

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Sushi eating for pregnant women regularly raises debates. They indeed raise questions about the ability to ingest raw fish during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We receive recurring requests for such information and advice on this issue. This article will try to understand if eating … Read more

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Airbnb, one of the finest housings in Japan

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Launched in 2008, Airbnb has only recently established a large range of accommodations in Japan. During our travels abroad, whether we chose to stay in a house or apartment, it was a necessity to try out their Californian platform, since … Read more

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The Suica card

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I previously talked about the Suica card in the Tokyo Metro article, but in addition to the Japan Rail pass this card has become so essential to any traveler in Japan that I decided it was important to have an … Read more

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Chidorigafuchi cherry blossoms in Tokyo

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Chiyoda, the central district of Tokyo, is best known for hosting the access to the imperial palace, which interior gardens are visible only two days per year. By its northern entrance is accessed Chidorigafuchi, particularly famous during cherry blossoms (sakura) … Read more

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