Explore Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture
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Rent-a-Dog at Yokohama Trimming
Spend an hour, day, or month with man's best friend!
Momo-chan, a female Chihuahua, was so excited to spend time with us she jumped up onto the wall and smiled!
Category: Sports, Culture, Trekking, Sight seeing
Yokohama Trimming School primarily nurtures the professional dog groomer, but also provides dogs for rental. Dog rentals are per hour, by day, or by month. Enjoy spending time with "Man's best friend" right here in Japan!

Kyoto Shimogamo Shrine
God of legendary "Three-legged Crow"
Yatagarasu, the legendary Three-legged Crow
Category: Culture, Historic sites, Sight seeing
Kyoto Shimogamo Shrine: God of the legendary "Three-legged Crow"

Shakyo at Kyoto's Unryuin Temple
Meditation in a tranquil sanctuary
Trying my hand at shakyo, which is known as the transcription of sutra. 
Category: Culture, Historic sites, Sight seeing
Being a branch temple of the Sennyu-ji Temple, the Unryuin Temple was commissioned in the late 14th century by Emperor Go-Kogon of that period and the royal crest can be seen at various spots within the vicinity. With its ability to instill a certain sense of calmness, this aged-but-beautiful architecture was once greatly favoured by the Imperial family. It is easy to understand why this is so.

Tōdai-ji, Deer, and Gardens in Nara
Friendly deer to tourist friendly gardens explore Nara
Some of the friendly deer greeting visitors hoping for treats
Category: Culture, Historic sites, Sight seeing
Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan directly bordering Kyoto Prefecture.

Wasabi Farm in Summer
Unique Spot near Matsumoto and Hakuba
Wasabi field with sunshades.
Category: Culture, Historic sites, Sight seeing, Food
Daio Wasabi Farm is Japan’s largest genuine wasabi farm and also a popular "sightseeing" spot located between Matsumoto and Hakuba.

Take a Break: Japanese Rest Stop
Travelers on an expressway are in for a treat
Need a break from your commute on the expressway? Detour onto a toll-free Service Area exit when you see these symbols.
Category: Culture, Shopping, Sight seeing, Food
An introduction to a Japanese rest stop, more commonly known as a Service Area located off an expressway. Park your car, take a break, review Highway Information, and grab a snack from one of the fast food restaurants. SA's are much more sophisticated than the typical rest area in the United States.

Abeno Harukas Viewing Deck
Breathtaking views atop Japan’s tallest building
Open-air plaza of Sky Garden
Category: Shopping, Sight seeing
Nestled within the vibrant towns of Abeno and Tennoji, Abeno Harukas is Japan’s tallest building at a height of 300m. Besides boosting magnificent view at its observatory, this mixed-use development also includes a department store, offices, hotel, museum and even the subway! 

Cupid of Japan: Kyoto Jishu Shrine
Promising all requests for love
Young ladies at the entrance of Jishu Shrine
Category: Culture, Historic sites, Sight seeing
Located behind the renowned Kiyomizu-dera (a Buddhist temple that is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site), Jishu Shrine is revered as “the Cupid of Japan”. Within its compound, Jishu Shrine houses various gods that one may worship for different “requests”.

Kehi Jingu Shrine in Tsuruga, Fukui
Come see the third tallest wooden Torii in Japan!
Main torii gate of Kehi Jingu Shrine. This is the third tallest wooden torii in Japan and an important cultural property
Category: Culture, Historic sites, Sight seeing
Kehi Jingu Shrine in Tsuruga, Fukui, has been here since the 8th century watching over local's lives. 3rd tallest wooden torii gate in Japan.

Tokyo: A Girly Girl’s Itinerary
Afternoon sightseeing, sweets and shopping in Harajuku!
This girl is loving the sample treatment of the luxurious body scrub at Laline, Harajuku.
Category: Trekking, Shopping, Sight seeing, Night life, Food
A girly girl's afternoon itinerary in Tokyo. We visit Etude House Harajuku for playful cosmetics, Magnolia Bakery for American cupcakes, Pizzeria Sole & Luna Hiroo for lunch, Boulangerie Burdigala Hiroo for French breads, Takeshita Street for a photo opportunity, Laline for body scrubs, Ben & Jerry's for homemade American ice cream, and clothes shopping at Top Shop, H&M, and Forever 21 in Harajuku!

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