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Cycling along the Sumida
Seeing Tokyo from a bike seat
The Sumidagawa Terrace with displays of famous Japanese prints
Cycle touring gives you the opportunity to see and feel the place, its people and all the surroundings. My tour along the Sumida River gave me an incredible experience that will be in my memory for a long long time.

Yonaguni Island
The mystic westernmost island in Japan
Yonaguni is the small westernmost island of Japan. It belongs to Okinawa prefecture and is about a one and a half hour flight from Okinawa. The island is surrounded by beautiful ocean and closer to Taiwan than Japan.

Free Wi-Fi on JR East Train System
Internet connection around Tokyo, Yokohama and Narita
Log on while traveling the city of Tokyo
JR East is offering a free Wi-Fi service at many major train stations across the Tokyo area, including Yokohama and Narita Airport. Log on while you travel around the region.  

Tokyo's Sake Brewery Sawanoi
A blessed location— wonderful nature and good sake
The entrance of the brewery Sawanoi
Just 90 minutes by train from Tokyo, you can experience the make of Japanese sake surrounded by traditions and wonderful nature. 

Art Space Yosuga
Connecting people and cultures through art
Art Space Yosuga is located in a twin pair of traditional Japanese houses and includes residences as well as a gallery/bar
Art Space Yosuga (Art space 寄す処) is an artists' residency, gallery and cafe/bar located 15 minutes walk from JR Kyoto Station. The derived meaning of 'Yosuga' is 'connection' and establishes the founding philosophy for the art space. Art Space Yosuga is a platform for communication - linking art, cultures, and the international community. Located in a twin set of renovated traditional Japanese houses, Art Space Yosuga incorporates a shared living and working space along with a cafe/bar gallery

Taki no Yu Hot Spring in Naruko
Naruko's most famous bath house
The Taki no Yu bath house 
 Taki no Yu (滝の湯) is Naruko's most famous hot spring with over 1000 years of history. It can be easily accessed via a three minute walk from JR Naruko-Onsen Station. 

Shambles Handmade Accessories
The mastery of artist and jeweler Hiroyuki Ohara
Ohara-san carves the wax for his next masterpiece
Master jeweler and craftsman, Hiroyuki Ohara creates contemporary accessories and jewelery. His shop, Shambles (シャンブルズ), which doubles as his working studio, is open to the public all days of the week except Wednesday. The accessories, all of which are all made by Ohara-san, are on display, with a range and prices able to suit most budgets and preferences. A resizing service is also available.

Kyoto's Kitano-Tenmangu
The tale of Sugawara no Michizane
This enshrined deity of scholarship helps those wishing to pass examinations.

Open-Air Museum of Farmhouses
A glimpse of Edo period life at Hattori Ryokuchi Park
A stable
See ancient farmhouses from across Japan at Hattori Ryokuchi Park's open-air farmhouse museum in Osaka.

Shiretoko Peninsula in Spring
Boat trip uncovering this natural habitat
Mother and Cub
Exploring Hokkaido and it's numerous National Parks. Shiretoko Peninsula in spring is a full of new born animal and blooming flowers.