Nagoro is a tiny Japanese village with one very notable feature: a life-sized doll population that outnumbers the human population nearly 10:1. The toy residents are the work of local Tsukimi Ayano, who began making doll replicas of her neighbors after they died or moved away. Once working in the garden, Tsukimi made the first … Continue reading Nagoro, Japan – the village with toy residents
When you are European and visit Tokyo, you are amazed at every step and every moment. Mainly, two things fully contribute to Japan's differentiation from the rest of the world: Japanese culture and tradition and the inclination towards science and technology. At least that's how I saw it …When you have visited all the iconic … Continue reading Odaiba – Futuristic architecture on a man made island
An important aspect of planning a trip is the way you move from one place to another. We normally use public transport. And that's what we decided to do in Tokyo, more precisely to use the subway. It's just that the first time I saw his map, I felt lost … Tokyo metro map It's … Continue reading Lost in Tokyo! Using Tokyo Metro, such a thing is practically impossible!
It is the first time since at least 1960 that all four routes will be closed during the climbing season. Mount Fuji will be closed to climbers this summer in a measure aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus. Shizuoka Prefecture, which manages three of the four major routes to Japan’s highest peak, announced Monday … Continue reading Mount Fuji will be closed to climbers this summer due to virus
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*versiunea in romana mai jos Japan has a culture so different from the rest of the world that it remains a mystery to many Westerners. Even the Tokyo Drift movie from the Fast and Furious series was a little special compared to the rest. It shock you from the airport from the first tangent you … Continue reading No tipping in Japan!