Category Archives: Travel

ONSEN HOT SPRINGS IN NORTHERN SATSUMA

Always nice to read a new & knowledgeable voice on Izumi and Northern Satsuma. http://goldiegibbs.com/2014/10/06/onsen-series-one/

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Map with 3115 camp sites in Japan

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?oe=UTF8&ie=UTF8&msa=0&mid=znOcREkZ2_2c.k4MRexc7_5EE

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the most beautiful villages in japan

Analogous to “Les plus beaux villages de France”, Japan also has an Association of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan. The association is active on enhancement and protection of Japanese rural heritage, cultural fairs & branding and promotion of regional, national and … 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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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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Travel warnings lifted

US & UK lift Tokyo travel warnings. Traveling to Japan is safe except for the disaster area northeast of Tokyo.

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After the quake

The picture in our newsletter reminded me of other striking pictures of bicycles amid destruction. More at Copenhagenize.

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Tohoku Earthquake – One month later

One month went by since the devastating Tohoku earthquake hit northern Japan, with tsunami and nuclear sorrows in its wake. Although our island of Kyushu is not affected, the events cover the usually cheerful hanami cherry blossom viewing season with … Continue reading

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New Sakura Shinkansen

The new Sakura Shinkansen high speed train service connecting Osaka and Fukuoka with Kagoshima started operation on 12 March 2011. Training to Kagoshima now only takes 4h10min from Osaka or 1h20min from Fukuoka. Watch the video for an impression of … Continue reading

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Earthquake !

The northeast of Japan got struck by a massive earthquake. We are living in the deep south, so we are all safe.

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