Party Amongst the Cherry Blossoms, Japanese Style

Party Amongst the Cherry Blossoms, Japanese Style

Cherry Blossom season which marks the start of spring in Japan (not that you would have known it last year - it was still freezing)...

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Maiko Sighting in Highashiyama, Kyoto

Maiko Sighting in Highashiyama, Kyoto

The area of Higashiyama in Kyoto is normally a major hub for the city's cultural sights, around every corner there is a photo opportunity, but...

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Easter Celebrations at Tokyo Disneyland

Easter Celebrations at Tokyo Disneyland

This time last year I took my tour group of 3 (including me) to Tokyo Disneyland for a break in our action packed, as many...

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Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto

Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto

We lined up at the bus stop for a day pass with half of Japan but of course everything was orderly and it did...

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Kyoto at its finest, Cherry Blossom Season

Kyoto at its finest, Cherry Blossom Season

Hearing last week, that cherry blossom festivities (ohanami) have been cancelled, is just so sad. I can understand that it is not appropriate to be...

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Japan Trip – Cherry Blossom Season – April 2010

Japan Trip – Cherry Blossom Season – April 2010

In the wake of the tragic events in Japan recently, I committed in a recent post to finally writing about my 2 week...

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Is there anyone who doesn’t know where Fukushima is now?

Is there anyone who doesn’t know where Fukushima is now?

It's already over a week since the earthquake, tsunami and news of a possible nuclear meltdown gripped the world. Who would have thought it possible...

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Japan’s Triple Tragedy

Japan’s Triple Tragedy

My thoughts are with the Japanese people at this time, I spent 2 years in Japan many years ago and it is still...

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