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Your inner-monster images

Your inner-monster

Japanese monsters are totally different from Occidental one.There also are much more frightening because they are not any entity that you can pinpoint and kill, something different from you. No no nooo. The Japanese monsters emanates from your dark side!Go back to the 10th century: litteratur…(319 words)

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Claire

Shiba Koen - Zojoji images

Shiba Koen - Zojoji

Zojoji Temple in Shiba Koen has a countdown event we have been going to for close to 20 years. If you get there about 8 p.m. you can get a ticket for an environmentally friendly ballon. Thousands of balloons are released by well wishers to welcome in the New Year after the countdown. The back dr…(70 words)

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Ross

Hachi-mangu, Kamakura images

Hachi-mangu, Kamakura

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū (鶴岡八幡宮) is the most important Shinto shrine in the city of Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. So, on new years, many Japanese (and foreigners alike) avoid the crowds at Meiji-shrine or Sensoji and go to the seaside in Kamakura to pray for a prospective new year and …(71 words)

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E-ric

Scramble Crossing in Shibuya images

Scramble Crossing in Shibuya

Often referred to as the busiest intersection in the world, Scramble Crossing is certainly a real zoo. It is much more busy on most evenings and on the weekend, but even on this rainy Thursday afternoon, you can get a sense of the real scramble it is to get across the intersection. People walk in…(109 words)

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mikekato

Snow in the Weather Forecast? Here is a collection of spots for skiing and snowboarding images

Snow in the Weather Forecast? Here is a collection of spots for skiing and snowboarding

A friend of mine had a collection of links and reccommended spots.Madarao Sanpatekku and/or Madarao KogenThese are places in Nagano prefecture. The price is reasonable and they have nice ski slopes, hotel and onsens. Distance is around 300km from Tokyo area. The Itinerary with night bus w…(492 words)

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Biju Paul