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Japan’s Only Temple Devoted To The Russo-Japanese War

  Prior to last years FIFA World Cup in Russia, I started searching for things in Japan related to the worlds biggest country. Not surprisingly the majority of the suggestions were Russian restaurants, there was also the Russian cathedral in … Continue reading

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This Doll Temple In Shizuoka Prefecture Is Like No Other!

Everything about this temple looks pretty much like any other……except for the two six-metre tall red and blue daruma dolls sitting on the wings of the main hall. For those who don’t know, daruma is a traditional Japanese buddhist doll deemed to … Continue reading

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Miho No Matsubara – One Of The Best Views Of Mount Fuji

  One can never really get tired of seeing this beautiful, solitary, snow-capped symmetrical cone, and there are many great places to view it from. Lake Kawaguchiko, Hakone, Fuji Q Highland and Fuji Shibazakura Matsuri are among the best places … Continue reading

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The World’s Longest Wooden Pedestrian Bridge

  Being in the book of Guinness World Records surely means that something is worth seeing right? Of course this is case by case but I was very keen to see this long wooden bridge whilst we were over that … Continue reading

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Dining Out In Shizuoka City

These days Japan is awash with all manner of matcha flavoured confectionary on sale in stores nationwide. However, it may surprise the recent influx of visitors to the country that such green tea sweets are actually quite a recent phenomena in Japan … Continue reading

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Sightseeing In Shizuoka City

The majority of our time over the festive break was just spent at my parents-in-law’s place in Ito but we did take a short weekend break to Shizuoka city which is still a couple of hours away despite being in … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Donguri Floating Restaurant (Including Video!)

The days of kaiten-zushi (conveyor-belt sushi) may be coming to an end as they get replaced by express delivery direct to tables but that original style lives on at this restaurant where dishes arrive via the water.   Only a … Continue reading

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