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Kukai and the impact of Shingon Buddhism in stunning Koyasan: Amazing beauty of Wakayama

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Kukai and the impact of Shingon Buddhism in stunning Koyasan: Amazing beauty of  Wakayama Michel Lebon and Walter Sebastian Modern Tokyo Times   Kukai is one of the most powerful individuals in Japanese history and religion. Today his legacy can be seen throughout Shingon Buddhism and this branch of Buddhism is still growing and developing […]

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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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Japan to Export Soft Power: Culture and Fashion

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Japan to Export Soft Power: Culture and Fashion  Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times   The government of Japan is increasingly becoming aware of the “soft power” of this unique nation. Internationally the younger generation and people of all ages who adore Japan have a much more diverse image of this country. This […]

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Japanese Tourism in Kurobe and Wakayama: Beaches, Culture, Religion and Stunning Nature

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Japanese Tourism in Kurobe and Wakayama: Beaches, Culture, Religion and Stunning Nature Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The mystery of Japan is best summed up by the stunning nature of this adorable nation which beckons tourists to “another world” where dreams and memories are made. The Shinto faith with its deep roots […]

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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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Japan Tourism Shows Strong Results in May 2013: Kansai International Airport and Narita

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Japan Tourism Shows Strong Results in May 2013: Kansai International Airport and Narita Airport Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times The numbers of people visiting Japan in 2013 between January and the end of May reached 4.05 million people. More significant, the figures in May of this year was a very healthy 875,400 […]

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Toyama Tourism and Stunning Kurobe Lake: Beautiful Japan

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Toyama Tourism and Stunning Kurobe Lake: Beautiful Japan Hiroshi Saito and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Japan is blessed (http://www.alpen-route.com/english/) with so many amazing places to visit that tourists are literary spoilt for choice. Familiar names for international tourists will apply to Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Kamakura, and countless other places like beautiful Koyasan in Wakayama. […]

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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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