For those who've been interested in traveling to Japan, Nikko needs no introduction. Famous for its magnificent waterfall and many temples, Nikko is definitely a place to visit when in Japan. Less popular yet really worth experiencing is Nikko’s amazing National Park, especially in winter or autumn. [...]

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The State Guest House Akasaka Palace was originally built in 1909 as the Imperial Palace for the Crown Prince Togu Gosho. In 1974 the State Guest House Akasaka Palace was designated by the Government of Japan as an official accommodation for visiting state dignitaries. [...]

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On many occasions, we’ve covered the beautiful private garden that is Happo-En that is located in the center of Tokyo. But today’s video of Happo-en is a bit different. Every night from November 1st to December 15th, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful illumination [...]

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When visiting To-Ji temple, many may overlook its sub-temple, Kanchi-In. Located near the moat of Toji, Kanchi-In temple has been made famous thanks to its long history and beautiful gardens. Located in the temple is an ink painting drawn by the famous Miyamoto Musashi swordsman. [...]

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Today’s video was shot over a year ago. It can’t really be described as your usual TokyoStreetView video. No, today’s video is some old raw footage from when I was testing a new cinema camera to find out the effect it could have on my future workflow. [...]

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Unganji is a Zen temple located in the mountains near Otawara City in Tochigi prefecture. Part of the Rinzai School, it was built around the Heian era during the Daiji years (1126 ~ 1131). [...]

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Hotaru or firefly, are beloved in Japan. Often part of Japanese poems, songs, and stories they are unfortunately on their way to extinction due to the overzealous use of pesticides. Japanese streams are too often contaminated with pollutants, killing Hotaru and making them more and more difficult to find. [...]

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The Gora Kadan Ryokan is located in the heart of Hakone, one of Japan's most famous onsen and resort areas near Tokyo. Here you will find the former retreat of the Kanin-no-miya Imperial family. Open to all this “Relais & Chateaux” ryokan is the pride and joy of Hakone [...]

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Birthplace of one of Tokyo’s oldest trees (it’s more than 700 years old), the Joshinji Templewas first established in 1678 in Kuhonbutsu, Tokyo. Home to the three Buddha Halls which are just in front of the main hall, house three of the nine Amida (Amitabha) Buddha. [...]

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Located in Saitama prefecture north of Tokyo, Gongendo is a gorgeous park featuring over 1,000 Sakura trees along a 1km stretch and a huge field of Rapeseed flowers. The contrast between the blue sky, light pink of the Sakura and the Rapeseed, make Gongendo Park an homage to spring! [...]

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Because of the recommendations made by the Japanese government to limit travel, experiencing Sakura season will be rather different this year. We are doing our best by traveling to places that are usually not too crowded like here on the banks of the Onnahori River in Saitama prefecture. [...]

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Located in Osio in Kanagawa prefecture, Oiso No Sagicho is a 400-year-old Matsuri (festival) celebrating a guardian deity for travelers called a Dosojin as well as being known as Oiso or ‘Little New Year’. [...]

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