Tag Archives: Japan

Cooking Classes Around the World

One of the best ways to learn about a country, its people, history and its culture is through its food. Tasting the recipes and spices from around the world that are unique to a country or city can help you connect to a place, and bonding with people over food – even if you don’t […]

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June 12, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cooking Classes Around the World

Meet Private Tour Guide Mami Sorimachi in Tokyo

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As a Tokyo native who has been working in the tourism industry for many years, Mami Sorimachi is the ideal guide for personalized tours around Tokyo and the surrounding region. Professional yet fun, Mami specializes in walking tours around Tokyo, using public transportation to deliver you to the cities historical highlights — a unique approach […]

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April 2, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Mami Sorimachi in Tokyo

The 10 Most Beautiful Cemeteries in the World

While it might seem like a strange thing to add to your vacation to-do list, visiting beautiful cemeteries when you travel can be an interesting way to learn about a place’s history – not to mention see some of its most stunning landscapes.

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March 28, 2013 by | 3 Comments

World’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Burney Falls

For those who love experiencing beautiful landscapes, visiting waterfalls is one of the best ways to add some extra beauty to a day in the outdoors. Not all falls are created equal, however. If you want to view some of the world’s best cascades, here are our suggestions.

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March 15, 2013 by | 5 Comments

Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto

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Tokyo has been the imperial capital of Japan since only 1868. The capital from the late 700s until then was Kyoto, which still means “Capital”. For 70 years before that it was in Nara near Kyoto. Because of the importance of Nara and later Kyoto some of Japan’s most significant historic sites are in the […]

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March 1, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Aoyama and Roppongi Hills Walking Tour

Wedding ceremony at Nogi Shrine

While I don’t think you can go wrong exploring any of the Tokyo neighborhoods, I opted for a tour because it would give me a chance to take a look at the modern side of the city. The tour lasts about three and a half hours and covers a couple miles on foot. It’s not […]

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December 6, 2012 by | Comments Off on Aoyama and Roppongi Hills Walking Tour

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Asakusa Kannon Buddhist Temple

The Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise promised a jam-packed day tasting (literally and figuratively) a little bit of everything the city had to offer.

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November 14, 2012 by | Comments Off on Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Bullet Train Station

The Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo is one of the best ways to explore the diversity of Japan without sacrificing a lot of time. Our day began early but the bus was prompt as we joined our fellow day-trippers for an adventure in the Japanese countryside. Led by our […]

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July 24, 2012 by | Comments Off on Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Olympic Medal Ceremony: Our Picks for the Best Destinations Around the World

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The London 2012 Olympics doesn’t start until July 27, but we’ve already given out our medals for the Travel Olympics.

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July 16, 2012 by | Comments Off on Olympic Medal Ceremony: Our Picks for the Best Destinations Around the World

Nowhere is Off-Limits—Choosing a Destination for Your Next Trip

Our world is a topsy-turvy place, with no end of unforeseen events sent to try us. War, internal strife, natural and man-made disasters arrive unbidden and deliver untold disruption and suffering. Headlines are typically so dramatic we often overlook some of the less obvious outcomes. Among these, the death of tourism is generally instantaneous, often […]

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July 5, 2012 by | 1 Comment