火曜日, 2月 19th, 2013

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Dinosaur excavations began in Fukui Prefecture in 1989, and now the area is known for being Japan’s leading dinosaur excavation site. To date, a number of dinosaur fossils, including those of the Fukuisaurus and Fukuiraptor, have been discovered in Fukui.
The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is Japan’s only dinosaur museum, and displays materials on dinosaurs from [...]

月曜日, 2月 18th, 2013

Eihei-ji Temple

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Eihei-ji Temple

Daihonzan Eihei-ji temple is said to be Japan’s highest Zen training monastery. It was founded as the headquarters of Zen Buddhism in 1244 in the Kamakura period by the priest Dogen. Over a hundred monks from across the country enter the mountains for training annually. It continues to be used as a training monastery and [...]

金曜日, 2月 1st, 2013

Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro Part 2

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Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro Part 2

The Paleo Express is a steam train which used to run across the north-east of Japan and was reintroduced 25 years ago. This is the closest place from Tokyo in order to experience the steam train and is the only train of its kind running in the 21st century. It was named after the dinosaur [...]

木曜日, 1月 31st, 2013

Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro

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Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro

How many of you have felt like taking a stroll in a town filled with Japanese traditions? This is a guide to Chichibu in Saitama, abundant in nature and history. Chichibu and Nagatoro are both located in the north-western area of Saitama and there are many mountains and rivers, as well as historic buildings such [...]

火曜日, 1月 15th, 2013

Ishigaki Triathlon tournament

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Ishigaki Triathlon tournament

Athletes from all over the world gathering at Ishigaki Triathlon tournament
The Ishigaki Triathlon tournament is held every spring. About 1500 domestic and foreign participants swim in the beautiful ocean, bike through the nature, and run through the cities.
In the division of serious athletes, it is one of the ITU Triathlon World Cup hosted by the [...]

日曜日, 1月 13th, 2013

Taketomi Island

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Taketomi Island

■Traditional red roof tile houses in Taketomi

Taketomi has the traditional city of Okinawa as people imagine: the red roof tiles, stone wall of coral reefs, sand road between villages, and Hibiscus and Bougainvillea that bloom all year long.
It is easily accessible from Ishigaki by a boat, which only takes about 10 minutes.

(The city seen on [...]

金曜日, 1月 11th, 2013

Iriomote Island ~ Jungle full of adventure

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Iriomote Island ~ Jungle full of adventure

Among the Yaeyama Islands, Iriomote is an island with the most untouched natural environment. It is known as the “Galapagos of East” and large percent of the island is covered by dense jungle and mangrove swamps which make up the old-growth forest, habitat of crested serpent eagle and Iriomote cat. Thus, it has its own [...]

火曜日, 1月 8th, 2013

Ishigaki Island~ City with the traditional culture and an untouched nature

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Ishigaki Island~ City with the traditional culture and an untouched nature

Ishigaki is a long, slender island located southern west of Japan. There are Yaeyama Islands in the southern and western edges of Ishigaki. They are composed of islands such as Yonaguni and Taketomi, and some inhabited ones. It is surrounded by coral reefs and tropical plants that give an image of the treasure of [...]

金曜日, 10月 5th, 2012

Visit Britain campaign

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Visit Britain campaign
イギリスならではの田園風景。そして、音楽やサッカーなどのエンターテイメントなどイギリスでしか体験できない時間を過ごしてみてはいかがだろうか。 2012年ロンドンオリンピックの開会式も開催されたメイン会場“オリンピッ [...]

月曜日, 6月 25th, 2012

Osaka Walking Guide

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Osaka Walking Guide
Osaka is a large, popular city located in the Kansai region of Japan. Osaka is popular among both Japanese and foreign tourists, and many people travel from all over Japan to visit Osaka city and the famous landmarks located there. When traveling to Osaka from Tokyo there are two fast and convenient ways to do so; [...]