Checking Out Three Unique Temples and Shrines in Kamakura

One hot Saturday in June, I decided to visit three of the most unique temples and shrines in Kamakura. In a town known for religious sites, it’s hard to choose.…

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Wicked Fun At Noboribetsu’s ”Hell”

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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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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