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Art, Culture, Religion and Tourism in Hakone: Rich Legacy of Shintoism and Mount Fuji

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Art, Culture, Religion and Tourism in Hakone: Rich Legacy of Shintoism and Mount Fuji James Jomo and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Hakone is a very popular tourist destination because you have so many places to visit and the views of Mount Fuji in certain locations are extremely stunning. Throughout Hakone you have many museums […]

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Stunning Buddhist grounds of Heirinji Zen Temple in Saitama (near Tokyo)

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Stunning Buddhist grounds of Heirinji Zen Temple in Saitama (near Tokyo) Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times The stunning Heirinji Zen Temple is located in Niiza and while this part of Saitama prefecture may not appear to be out of the ordinary, the same can’t be said about this temple which is blessed with large grounds. […]

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Jigokudani Monkey Park in the Winter Period: Japan Tourism in Stunning Nagano

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Jigokudani Monkey Park in the Winter Period: Japan Tourism in Stunning Nagano Michel Lebon and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times In Nagano prefecture you have the Jigokudani Monkey Park whereby visitors can watch Snow Monkeys (Japanese Macaques) bathing in a natural onsen (hot spring). The best season to watch from a photographic point of view […]

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Tokyo Tourism and Stunning Gardens: Kiyosumi and Rikugien

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Tokyo Tourism and Stunning Gardens: Kiyosumi and Rikugien Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo is an enormous city which attracts Japanese tourists, international tourists and business people all year round. This ultra-modern city means many things to different people because for some it is all about modernity but to others they want to dig […]

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Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Koyasan, Kukai and Shingon Buddhism

Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Koyasan, Kukai and Shingon Buddhism Olivier LeCourt and  Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Koyasan is located in Wakayama Prefecture and the stunning nature throughout the year is extremely beautiful. The rich legacy of culture and religion is still alive and Mount Koya provides amazing views. Therefore, you can understand why Kukai […]

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Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Kumano Kodo, Koyasan, Shirahama and Kii Peninsula

Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Kumano Kodo, Koyasan, Shirahama and Kii Peninsula James Jomo and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture in Japan is blessed with many amazing places to visit and the richness of culture and history can be felt throughout this lovely region. This notably applies to Wakayama Castle, Koyasan, Kumano Kodo pilgrimage […]

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Heirinji Zen Temple and Tranquil Grounds: Japanese Tourism on the Edge of Tokyo

Heirinji Zen Temple and Tranquil Grounds: Japanese Tourism on the Edge of Tokyo Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times The stunning Heirinji Zen Temple is located in Niiza and while this part of Saitama prefecture may not appear to be out of the ordinary, the same can’t be said about this temple which is blessed with […]

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Japan Tourism and Culture: Kansai and Stunning Himeji Castle

Japan Tourism and Culture: Kansai and Stunning Himeji Castle Hiroshi Saito and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times The Kansai region is the heart of Japan because you have so many places which are rich in history and the diversity of this region is simply amazing.  Kobe is a lovely place to visit because this city […]

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Japan Tourism and Nasu: Stunning Tochigi and a Very Rich Culture

Japan Tourism and Nasu: Stunning Tochigi and a Very Rich Culture James Jomo and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Japan is a fantastic nation to visit for tourists because every single prefecture is blessed with numerous gems. The same applies to internal tourism because Japan is very rich in culture and history. Also, because of […]

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Shingon Buddhism and Kukai: Natural Beauty of Mount Koya and Spirituality

Shingon Buddhism and Kukai: Natural Beauty of Mount Koya and Spirituality Olivier Lecourt and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Kukai (774-835) who became known as Kobo Daishi established a lasting legacy because this religious leader believed in a unique form of Buddhism. According to Kukai an individual could attain enlightenment in one lifetime and this was […]

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