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7 days Island Hopping, or 7 days Fuji & Izu: that is the question.

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Chloé & Li

Finishing their architecture internship at a Tokyo office, Chloé & Li decided a bike trip would be the perfect high note to end their Japan stay. Their 10 day trip around the Yatsushiro and Ariake Seas brought them to Kumamoto, … Continue reading

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Population density & physical maps

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Google Maps Research

Is there a cycle path on Wakato Bridge ? No, according to Wikipedia ! “The Wakato ferry existed before the bridge was built; it has been retained by the city for pedestrians and cyclists, as the bridge is nowadays reserved … Continue reading

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Buildings – Barbecue – Cranes – Zen – Onsen

A splendid Japan trip brought the Dierick family to Kyushu for 3 days. First they visited Fukuoka for a rewarding architecture tour, see the picture report here. They hopped on the brand new shinkansen to Izumi for a delightful farm … Continue reading

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11 Reasons Why Biking is the Best Way to Travel

Freedom and convenience Exercise as you travel Get from A to B a lot faster than walking Access to remote places Opportunity to stop when you want Regularly meet people Environmentally friendly Travel lightly Very sociable Gain respect and admiration … Continue reading

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Cranes and Kyoto Prize

Lorie & Doug visited Japan to attend the Presentation Ceremony of the 2011 Kyoto Prize awarded to Lorie’s father Dr. John Werner Cahn. As avid birdwatchers, they also ventured out to Izumi to admire the thousands of cranes that winter … Continue reading

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Oldtimers

Oldtimers are a rare sight in Japan, with people generally obsessed by novelty and especially by shiny new cars. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon this humble collection of rust.

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Lady Gaga: Japan is open for business

Lady Gaga has been supportive of the country since disaster struck: After participating in the “Songs for Japan” charity album and donating the proceeds of the sale of her “We Pray for Japan” wristband, she will visit the country in … Continue reading

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Road secrets

Newsbit from Jennifer: “We’ve found some great ice cream and Japanese pizza places that you might want to include on your tours. We’ll include that information in our full report :)” Can’t wait…

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