Wicked Fun At Noboribetsuā€™s ā€Hellā€

Go to hell. The phrase has lost its power through overuse. Unless, perhaps the phase "go to hell" was intended not as a threat, but as a travel recommendation. Just…

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In Search of the 7 Lucky Gods of Kamakura

Who wouldnā€™t want to find seven lucky gods? This particular pilgrimage in search of the 7 lucky gods of Kamakura, known as a Shichifukujin, was both an expression of devotion…

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Shaking Out The Butter: One Perfect Day in Hokkaido

I get the decided impression that Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture, is always beautiful no matter what the weather.

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Unexpected Sweet Surprises of Living in Japan

I love living in Japan. It's a remarkably easy thing to wax eloquent about the wonders of living here. The people are kind, patient, and genuinely lovely. Despite the many…

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