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There are more than 30,000 "Oinari san", Inari Shrines in Japan. They have a red Torii gate as the entrance to the sacred area and statues of white foxes, which are messengers from "Inari", the shinto god of ...


F, Food to eat, K, Places to go, S, Things to do

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Here comes the autumn leaves season. Enjoying the seasons is Japanese culture. I think it is incorporated into the genes of Japanese people. Especially when cherry blossom and autumn leaves season is close, we ...

SHOSENKYO – autumn leaves

A, Food to eat, Places to go, S, Things to do, Webcams

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There are lots of Temples in Kyoto but this is one of my favorites. The SANJUSANGENDO was originally built by the Emperor Goshirakawa (1126-91) in 1164. It burnt down and was rebuilt in 1266. It is located 15 ...


K, Places to go, S

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  I woke up this morning and saw light snow flakes falling. It was the first real snow of the year, it covered my small garden in a thin blanket of snow. Seeing snow fall in Tokyo is always a treat for me, as ...

Snow in Tokyo

Places to go, S

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Sapporo is famous for its fresh seafood. Crab, scallops, and salmon are popular ingredients here, with most dishes based around their natural flavors. Nijo Fish Market opens at 7 AM, and is the place for everything fresh. ...

Sapporo Food

Food to eat, Places to go, S