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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. 

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.

Hotokeguara, the Buddha Rock
A spectacular natural sight in Northern Japan
Boardwalk along the ocean
Hotokeguara, a hidden gem of coastline comprised of Buddha like rocks and cliffs, found out in the Western wilds of Shimokita Peninsula. 

Tohoku Charity Walk
See the affected areas while walking for charity
A goddess of mercy statue was constructed as a place to pray and reflect
Charity Walk is an annual charity walk along the tsunami affected areas outside Sendai. Walking along the coast, participants will see the destruction and reconstruction of where the disaster happened. The event also raises money and awareness of the continuing situation. 

Saitama’s Rural Heart; Ogose City
Beautiful villages, long rivers and large waterfalls
The start of the course, several minutes away from Ogose Station
With three waterfalls, beautiful little villages, hilly forests, long winding rivers and picturesque temples, rural Ogose City in Saitama Prefecture has something to offer everyone.

Sendai WWII: Operation Tomodachi
Reconstruction of Sendai after calamity in 1945
'Memories of Summer', bronze sculpture by Emilio Greco on Jozenji street 
Many US military personals contributed to the recovery of the Tohoku Area through Otomodachi Sakusen or Operation Tomodachi (Friend) following 3/11/2011. In 1945, many US military personal were also stationed in Sendai City. Some of them contributed to rebuilding the city particularly by designing and constructing the three major boulevards in the downtown area, though ironically after their ferocious bombing on 7/10/1945.

Fujikawaguchiko Herb Festival
Hiking at the Foot of Fujisan
Seas of lavender at the Fujikawaguchiko Herb Festival
There's a multitude of things to see around Lake Kawaguchiko, including the annual summer herb festival, the Music Forest Museum and the Kachikachi-yama Ropeway.

Climbing Mount Yufu, Kyushu
One mountain, two peaks. The choice is yours.
The view from the top, simply stunning!
When the trail is getting a little steeper and a bit rocky, you will have almost reached the saddle between the two peaks. Now there is a choice to make.

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!
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!

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.
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!