Clouds over a traditional Japanese Gassho-Zukuri farmhouses

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English Declared a UNESCO world heritage site since 1995, Shirakawa-Go (Shirakawago) is one of the hottest Japanese tourist spots that is hard to miss. Located in the remote mountains of Gifu prefecture, Shirakawa-Go is famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses with some as old as 250 years. Shirakawa-Go’s most famous village, and the one featured […]

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Quick time lapse of Shirakawa-go sky

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English The Gateway to Mt Nantai, is how you could sum-up the Futarasan Chugushi Shrine. More modest that most of Nikko’s temples, the Futarasan Chugushi Shrine is in fact two places in one. The first, Chugushi Shrine, is located on the shores of the Chuzenji-ko with the Futarasan Shrine located on top of Mt Nantai […]

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English A few weeks ago we uploaded a small video of Lake Yuno-ko during a strong snow storm or blizzard (take your pick) which prevented us to take the time to shoot a nice video of the place, its bridge and its waterfall… So we decided to wait for better weather conditions in order to […]

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Meanwhile at Shijunku Robot Restaurant…

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Had a stressful week? What about 3 minutes of relaxing sound of Tochigi’s famous Yutaki Waterfall (Japan – Nikko)

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English In many western countries, the chrysanthemum, or Kiku, are flowers used for funerals. In Japan, the Kiku has a very different meaning: It is the country’s official symbol. The Japanese monarchy is referred to as the “Chrysanthemum Throne”. The imperial crest uses a stylized version of the Kiku blossom. You can even find the […]

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English If you are looking for something different to visit in Tokyo, I would highly recommend Yanaka, with unfortunately the exception of Yanaka Ginza (Soon on TokyoStreetView). Yanaka is one of the places in Tokyo that has been frozen in time and that could, at least for us foreigners, be a bit weird. Indeed Yanaka […]

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Meanwhile in Shibuya…

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Let’s Japanese inner beauty bloom! Coming of Age Day – Seijin no Hi – 成人の日

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Let’s the night be our guide!

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