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Tomogashima Island – Japan’s Hidden Treasure Island

Travellers looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination in Japan might consider a boat trip to Tomogashima, which is the collective name for a group of four small islands called Okinoshima (the biggest island) Jinoshima,  Torajima and  Kamijima located off the small … Continue reading

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Dazaifu is a small town just 15km from Fukuoka and a popular half-day destination for visitors to this part of Kyushu. The town’s main highlight is its Tenman-gu Shrine, dedicated to a ninth century scholar, poet and court official named … Continue reading

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Huis Ten Bosch

It is the summer holiday season and the family wanted to go somewhere with a European flavour so I opted for this place, Huis Ten Bosch. You could be forgiven for thinking this is in the Netherlands but it is … Continue reading

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Arima Onsen & Toy and Automata Museum

I have just returned from a family holiday in Japan (Kobe and Tokyo). We are quite familiar with Japan, having lived in Kobe from 1993-1996. This was our first time back since those days and we wanted to show our … Continue reading

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List of Asia’s Largest Reclining Buddha Statues

I have visited a number of Reclining Buddha statues over the years and I thought it would be interesting to find out how many more are out there. The answer is a lot! I have trawled the internet to see … Continue reading

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Old Japan–Traditions, Festivals & Rituals – January

I shall be in Europe for the next few weeks, an area which is outside the scope of this blog. In my absence I though I would share with you some images of old Japanese picture postcards from my collection.  … Continue reading

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