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Okay do Hokkaido. We promise we’ll rhyme better next time. It’s probably the laid back lifestyle here compared to the rest of Japan that influenced our lazy rhyming. Hokkaido makes for about 20 percent of Japan but is home to just about five percent of the population. The area faces harsh climate in the winters …

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Tokyo isn’t just the fast-paced, high-tech metropolis symbolic of present-day Japan. Nature blends itself in seamlessly amidst all the modernity, more so in autumn, when colourful leaves spread across the capital city of Tokyo around November and December like cherry blossoms spread in spring. The city has a lot of gardens and parks lined with …

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Classical Buddhist temples, lush gardens, imperial palaces, traditional wooden houses – Kyoto is vintage Japan. Tokyo and Kyoto are anagrams, and that’s pretty much where the similarity ends. The two cities couldn’t be more different. The former represents the flawless modernity and high-tech feel that is synonymous with the modern-day image of Japan while the …

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 Hi, I’m Chan Won and I blog at www.chanwon.com. I’ve recently partnered with HomeAway on an amazing trip in the Setouchi prefecture of Japan. I’m guest-posting on the HomeAway blog to share with you my awesome experience in Setouchi, Japan. About Setouchi So basically Setouchi is not a new prefecture or a specific place, it's actually a ...
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As any true shopper will tell you, shopping isn’t just about the stuff you buy. It is the journey. Scouring through the highs and lows, appreciating the artisan’s touch, optimizing value, imagining a loved one’s reaction, getting insights into the way a local resident lives – shopping has so many intricacies! Why not embark on …

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HomeAway employee Wasil recently took a trip to Tokyo, Japan with his family. Here is what he had to say about his memorable holiday: Early last month, my family and I visited Japan for the very first time. I was super lucky to have won the holiday as prize from the company. It gave me the …

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Tokyo is an electrifying city. A seething and simmering yet surprisingly well-ordered and safe megalopolis, it is a place that seems to be permanently in flux. A hotbed of creativity, fashion, culture and cuisine, this is a city with far-reaching global influence. It’s a place where, at any one time, a million half-formed ideas are …

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Situated in the northwestern area of Shikoku, Japan’s 4th largest island, Ehime seamlessly blends history, culture, and rustic beauty with the right touch of modernity. Well, while that’s actually true for all of Japan, Ehime is particularly known for being home to many fishermen and sailors, who were instrumental in defending Japan from pirates and …

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Okayama brings with it the fragrance of ripe grapes and peaches, the sparkle of hot springs, the magic of castles, and the distinct taste of Japan’s antiquity. Blending the old and the new beautifully is this prefecture wrapped in gardens, malls, shrines, and canals. With its idyllic climate, picture-perfect landscapes, diverse activities, and gourmet delights, …

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