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A Wonderful Day in Narita City and Sakae Town, on the Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program
A Wonderful Day in Narita City and Sakae Town, on the Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program
Narita Airport Transit and Stay Program is a free tour covering the sightseeing spots around Narita Airport, designed for long layovers. There are two plan options available: Volunteer Guide Tours and Self Tours. The Volunteer Guide Tours are accompanied by one or two volunteer guides while Self Tours are self-guided.
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Half or Full Day Guided Tours of Narita, on the JR Narita Select Bus Tour
Half or Full Day Guided Tours of Narita, on the JR Narita Select Bus Tour
Narita Select Bus Tour is the tour run by JR in cooperation with the Narita Airport Transit and Stay Program. Accompanied by a tour guide, the short tourist bus excursions cover several top destinations near Narita Airport. Visitors can choose from a half day tour (AM Bus Tour or PM Bus Tour) for 2000 yen, or combine them for a full day tour for 3,500 yen.
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A Trip to Serene Shibayama, on the Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program
A Trip to Serene Shibayama, on the Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program
A memorable trip can start anywhere and one of my journeys began at Shibayama, Chiba Prefecture when I joined the Narita Transit and Stay Program, a free guided tour designed for layovers at Narita Airport.
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Cycling and Tranquility in Tako, on the Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program
Cycling and Tranquility in Tako, on the Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program
Layovers are often regarded as the dreaded compatriot to air travel. No one would ever volunteer for a layover…right? Well that’s exactly what I did in order to participate in Narita International Airport’s Transit Program.
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Kanazawa: Much More Than Just Kenroku-en
Kanazawa: Much More Than Just Kenroku-en
As soon as you step off your train at Kanazawa Station you get the feeling you’ve found something special. The countless geometric lines of the glassy roof lend a feeling of vast open spaces, matched in grandeur only by the striking dark wood torii that comprises the station’s main entrance. The scene makes for a dramatic welcome to a city with a subdued but rich personality.
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After the Morning Market: What to Do in Wajima
After the Morning Market: What to Do in Wajima
The village of Wajima in Ishikawa Prefecture is best known for its asa-ichi, the morning market with a history dating back a thousand years to the Heian Period. With the majority of the stalls along asa-ichi dori run by elderly women peddling a variety of seafood, fruits, vegetables, local sake and a smattering of lacquerware crafts, the market’s allure is easy to grasp.
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Tobe: Preserving Traditional Japan Through Pottery
Tobe: Preserving Traditional Japan Through Pottery
Tobe is a small town lying on the outskirts of Matsuyama. It is widely famous for its traditional Japanese pottery, also known as Tobeyaki. Tobeyaki features deep blue, intricate patterns on white porcelain pieces and was traditionally famous for tea cups.
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The Narita Transit Program: The Perfect Entertainment for Long Layovers
The Narita Transit Program: The Perfect Entertainment for Long Layovers
OK. Say you have arrived at Narita Airport and are stuck with a 10-hour layover. You have a lot of time to kill before you need to transfer to your next flight and need something to do. Luckily, rather than spend all day strolling through terminal gift shops and watching planes take off, the Narita Transit Program offers several English language tours through the city and access to huge shopping centers right outside of the airport.
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Top Things to Do in Wakayama Prefecture
Top Things to Do in Wakayama Prefecture
Discover a route which has been walked by pilgrims for hundreds of years. Walk through the thick cedar forest dotted with shrines and temples. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views, soak up the fresh air and be mesmerized by the deep green colors of Japan’s nature.
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Hungry? Journey Along Hidaka’s “Omurice Path” to Discover Eleven Variations of the Popular Dish
Hungry? Journey Along Hidaka’s “Omurice Path” to Discover Eleven Variations of the Popular Dish
Japan is a food-lover's dream and Kochi Prefecture on the island of Shikoku is especially known for serving delicious dishes made from local food. From the famous katsuo no tataki (grilled bonito), to yuzu or eggplant-flavored gelato, to a rainbow of fresh vegetables, Kochi has a lot to bring to the dinner table. One seemingly unremarkable street in the small town of Hidaka is actually home to eleven restaurants each serving its own delicious version of the modern Japanese dish "omurice" – thus earning it the name “Omurice Path.”
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What to See at the Takayama Autumn Festival
What to See at the Takayama Autumn Festival
The Takayama Autumn Festival is one of the three most beautiful festivals of Japan and has been celebrated now for close to 400 years. It is held every year on October 9th and 10th and is centered on Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine in the northern part of Takayama City. The festival, also known as the Hachiman Festival, signifies the coming of autumn to the Hida area and prompts the locals to start their preparations for the winter season.
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Ino Paper Museum and Paper Making
Ino Paper Museum and Paper Making
Japanese paper is known around the world for its high quality and beautiful designs. Within Japan, Tosa Washi, paper produced in Kochi Prefecture, is particularly famous and has been designated an Intangible Cultural Property by the Japanese government.
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Experience the Beauty of Rural Japan at the Shikoku Karst Natural Park
Experience the Beauty of Rural Japan at the Shikoku Karst Natural Park
Shikoku boasts one of Japan's three largest karst territories. Located where Kochi and Ehime Prefectures meet, these rippling rock formations and flowing hills are 1400m above sea level but create a landscape that seems to reflect the vast Pacific Ocean encompassing Shikoku.
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Dance Through Kochi’s Streets and History at the Yosakoi Dance Festival
Dance Through Kochi’s Streets and History at the Yosakoi Dance Festival
There is no end of interesting festivals to attend in Japan. Every prefecture, big city and small town has its own festivals that reveal much about the culture and history of the places where they are held.
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Shirahama Fireworks Festival 2016
Shirahama Fireworks Festival 2016
July 30 is a fixed date in my calendar. It is the date of the yearly Shirahama fireworks festival (白浜花火フェスティバル). On that day, Shirahama features a one hour fireworks spectacle starting from 8pm. The fireworks are lit from a special 'base' which is set up in the ocean right in front of the beach allowing for a great view.
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Yunomine Onsen: Hot Springs for Pilgrims and Visitors Alike
Yunomine Onsen: Hot Springs for Pilgrims and Visitors Alike
Yunomine Onsen is a quaint town located in a small valley in the mountains of the Kumano Kodo. Its hot spring is one of the oldest in the Japan. In the old days pilgrims would often travel to Yunomine Onsen to take a bath in the hot springs before making their way to Hongu Grand Shrine.
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Mount Koya: Center of Shingon Buddhism for 1200 Years
Mount Koya: Center of Shingon Buddhism for 1200 Years
The town of Koyasan (Mount Koya) is one of the most important places of Japanese Buddhism. One of the Buddhist sects that shaped Japanese Buddhism as it is today, Shingon was brought to Japan by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) in the 9th century, and this is the site of the first monastery he established.
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Discovering Traditional Japanese Kabuki in Kochi
Discovering Traditional Japanese Kabuki in Kochi
Once a year on the third weekend in July, the sleepy town of Akaoka comes to life with thousands of visitors to its famous Ekin Festival. Many stalls line the town’s streets, selling food and drink; there are games for children to enjoy and a beer garden with live music. Akaoka is a small town with many traditional buildings, situated on the east coast of Kochi, and facing out onto the Pacific Ocean.
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Discover the Hidden Charm of Takayama: Top 5 Things to Do
Discover the Hidden Charm of Takayama: Top 5 Things to Do
Takayama is a beautifully preserved Edo period castle town situated in the picturesque Hida Mountains of Gifu Prefecture. Takayama’s remote location has helped it retain its traditional atmosphere and charm, offering you the chance to feel and touch the atmosphere and spirit of old Japan. The following are my top 5 things to do in Takayama.
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Spend an Afternoon Reading Manga for Free at the Yokoyama Memorial Manga Museum
Spend an Afternoon Reading Manga for Free at the Yokoyama Memorial Manga Museum
Fancy spending an afternoon reading a library full of manga for free? The Yokoyama Memorial Manga Museum in Kochi City's Culture Plaza "Culport" includes a large manga library that is open to everyone, even if they haven't paid to enter the museum. Full of both popular manga and the works of lesser-known Tosa artists, it is the perfect spot to relax with an old favourite or discover something new.
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