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Odaiba Trip: I Saw the Giant Robot

Have you already heard about giant robots in Japan? One of these life-size robots is located in a man-made island in Tokyo, the island of Odaiba. The robot, which is more popularly known as “Gundam”, seems to be a guardian of the island from enemy attacks.…

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「所々」Ascending Miyajima’s Highest Peak: Mt. Misen

It’s a weekend and spring is just around the corner and there’s nothing to do! A new fiscal year is about to begin in japan in about 2 weeks! My friends and I decided to go for a spin and go to Hiroshima for a whole day trip.  …

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Cycling at Onomichi

Summer season is not as friendly as spring and fall in Japan. Despite the excruciating heat and humidity, I had one of the most unforgettable experiences last summer – cycling adventure at Hiroshima.…

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How to Process Japanese Visa for Commercial Purposes

Planning to visit Japan for commercial purposes? I want to share with you about how to apply or the process of getting a Japanese Visa for any commercial purposes in the Philippines. This may sound a boring post, but this is important to me and might be important with some of you too.…

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Odaiba Trip : Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

Talking about Tokyo, I could think of tall buildings, high bridges, and a well-developed City. That is what comes out of my mind before I went to Japan. When I was in Japan, we had our trip to Tokyo and we visited some of the famous places there and I could say, Tokyo is not just about the tall buildings, it is rather one of the wonderful places to visit for sightseeing or adventure.…

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Into the Virtual World: Visiting Real-World Anime and Video Game Locations

Ever been fascinated with the sometimes too-good-to-be-true places you see in Japanese video games and anime? Ever wondered if the places are true so you can visit them to feel what it’s like to be there? Well, how about I tell you that some of them do really exist?…

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Golden Pavilion

Golden Pavilion on a clear autumn blue sky with its reflection clearly shown on its surrounding pond (Autumn 2006) It was early autumn when I first had the chance to travel to the city of Kyoto with my Japanese teacher and a colleague from work.…

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The opening time of USJ

One fine Sunday this May, I went to USJ with my family. I’m going to give you some useful tips rather than telling about attractions, so that you can enjoy USJ more. Opening time Opens at 10:00 a.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m.…

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How to distinguish shinto shrines from buddhist temples.

If you are sightseeing in Japan, in many cases, you may have the chance to visit different temples and shrines . At this time, you will be troubled for the different manners of temples and shrines. (Because these are the buildings of another religion.)   But, if you understand a few key points, it is fairly easy to distinguish the two.…

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