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John Asano
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Japan traveler and blogger from Japan Australia
Japan traveler and blogger from Japan Australia

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MUJI one of Japan’s most popular brands will open its first hotel in Tokyo’s posh Ginza district in spring 2019 ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

MUJI Hotel to Open in Ginza in 2019 http://japan-australia.blogspot.jp/2017/07/muji-hotel-to-open-in-ginza-in-2019.html

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Traditional Japanese Torii gates stand on the shore and out into the Ariake Sea in Tara, Saga Prefecture.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/travel/gallery/best-travel-photos-2017/index.html?gallery
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Participants cheer on a mikoshi (portable shrine) carried by others as they parade through the sea during a purification rite at the annual Hamaori Festival at a beach in Chigasaki, west of Tokyo.

Source: https://japantoday.com/category/picture-of-the-day/beach-ritual
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Tourism in Japan has been given a major boost since Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Olympics. Tokyo has seen a spike in tourism over the last few years and its popularity is continuing to grow. Not that you need a reason to visit Tokyo, but here are 50 reasons why Tokyo is the world's greatest city. What do you think?

50 reasons why Tokyo is the world's greatest city http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/tokyo-worlds-greatest-city-reasons/index.html

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Monday the 17th of July is Marine Day, known as Umi-no-Hi in Japanese, making this weekend a 3-day-weekend. The purpose of Marine Day is to give thanks to the ocean’s bounty and to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation. Many people take advantage of the holiday and the warmer weather to take a trip to the beach, go camping,
or take part in other outdoor activities.

http://japan-australia.blogspot.jp/2016/07/marine-day-umi-no-hi.html

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The sacred Japanese island of Okinoshima in south-west Japan received UNESCO World Heritage listing last week on July 9, 2017. Find out all about it on our latest blog post https://japan-australia.blogspot.jp/2017/07/sacred-island-of-okinoshima.html

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Cool down this summer with these 5 Japanese summer desserts https://taiken.co/single/beat-the-heat-five-must-try-summer-desserts-in-japan

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July in Japan is the start of the summer festival season and is one of the best times to experience one of Japan’s many traditional festivals.

Festivals and Events for July 2017 in Japan http://japantraveladvice.com/festivals-events-july-2017-japan/

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A great solution to the lack of space in Tokyo, Eco Cycle - gateways to futuristic subterranean parking lots.

Japan’s Amazing Bike Vaults http://japan-australia.blogspot.jp/2017/07/japans-amazing-bike-vaults.html

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Not so much an old teahouse but machiya (old townhouse). I'm looking forward to stopping by the next time I'm in Kyoto. 
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