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[New Travel Guide] One of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto...
Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion Temple) – officially called Jishō-ji – is 1 of 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kyoto and isn’t actually silver. Built in 1482 as a villa for the Shogun a few years later it was converted to a Buddhist temple.
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[Japan Photos] Great views from Tokyo Tower
Altough dwarfed by the much newer Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower offers a unique view of this massive city – and has a long and romantic history that makes it a great site to visit. When it was first built in the late 1950s there were no nearby sky scrapers that came even close to …
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A huge collection of random Japan photos...
A showcase of photos from Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka and more, taken with the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens… Before my autumn 2013 traveling in Japan, I purchased my first DSLR camera – the Nikon D5200. One of the first things I did when arriving in Osaka at the start of my travels was to visit Yodobashi …
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Explore Japan's largest flatland castle...
Halfway between Tokyo and Osaka is Japan’s 3rd largest city, Nagoya. Nagoya Castle is the icon of the city, and the new Hommaru Palace is a stunning restoration, recently opened to the public.
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Japan Travel Guide: A castle in the middle of Kyoto, Nijo-jo, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Nijo Castle is in the center of Kyoto, near the Imperial Palace. The castle is one of 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kyoto, the only castle on the list.
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こんにちは(゚▽゚)/
池の水が澄んでいてきれいですね。(*'‐'*)♪
鯉の見事な色合いがより一層映えますね。(=^_^=)

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New Travel Guide: Koyasan
Mount Koya 「Kōyasan, 高野山」 is a 1200 year old World Heritage temple town in the mountains of northern Wakayama Prefecture, offering temple accommodation among many ancient sites.
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[3m Video] Tokyo Roar, do yourself a short favour and saturate your sense in Tokyo. A stunning vid that will leave you with tingles...
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Kinshachi 「金鯱」
Nagoya Castle「名古屋城」

From http://japantravelmate.com/nagoya/nagoya-castle-hommaru-palace-travel-guide
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Okazaki City in Aichi Prefecture (near Nagoya) has a very unique cherry blossom festival, that involves samurai and ninja!

More photos and info at http://japantravelmate.com/cherry-blossoms/cherry-blossom-festival-and-iyeyasu-samurai-parade-in-okazaki
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[Japan Travel Tip] Cheap Coin Lockers for Convenient Luggage Storage at Train Stations
When getting around Japan, there is one issue that tourists will frequently encounter: how to deal with luggage. And it happens more than once during any visit, usually when moving between cities. For example, one morning I checked out of a hotel in Osaka and made my way to Kyoto. Hotel check-in was half a …
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