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How to Spend 48 Hours in Tokyo, Japan

Quick Facts:LANGUAGE: Japanese CURRENCY: Japanese Yen ETIQUETTE:  Do your homework on proper etiquette.  The Japanese are very respectful and disciplined people.  Do not eat while walking down the street.  Remain quiet on public transportation.  Take your shoes off...

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Kyoto, Japan

Quick Facts:LANGUAGE: Japanese CURRENCY: Japanese Yen ETIQUETTE:  Do your homework on proper etiquette.  The Japanese are very respectful and disciplined people.  Do not eat while walking down the street.  Quiet on public transportation.  Take your shoes off when...

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New Otani Hotel Review Tokyo, Japan

I recently stayed at the New Otani Hotel twice on my trip to Japan: once at the front end of my trip and then again at the end. The hotel is very large with several different room towers, restaurants, bars and shops. My room was excellent on the front end of the stay....

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Top Things to do in Tokyo, Japan

Visit Sensoji Temple One of the most popular shrines in Tokyo, Sensoji is a post-war reconstruction of Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple complex. Expect Sensoji to be crowded but do not let that keep you from visiting. The shrine is popular for a reason! Test your luck...

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Top Things to do in Kyoto, Japan

Explore Higashiyama district  Higashiyama district is a beautiful historic district with narrow walking streets lined with traditional merchant shops and wooden buildings centered around Yasaka Pagoda. Stop for pictures on Ishibei-kojr and Ninenzaka street for the...

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Kyoto, Japan Photo Inspiration

For over a thousand years, Kyoto served as the Imperial capital of Japan and the city's history and beauty make it an important stop in any trip to Japan.  Largely spared from bombing during WWII, Kyoto has an abundance of traditional style architecture, machiya and...

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