Matsumoto Castle

BY EJP April 19th, 2013 • 0 COMMENTS
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In Japan I’ve been almost everywhere, and I’ve loved almost everywhere I’ve been. So maybe I’m just easy to please. But I haven’t always been this way. Like most expatriates who came here in the 80s all I wanted to do when vacation rolled around was get the hell out. Sure, I ...

Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

BY Jeff March 14th, 2013 • 0 COMMENTS
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Tokyo Auto Salon is the first real auto event of the year. It's a great way to mingle with the biggest gathering of automotive elites, and gives people a chance to get to know the characters that shape the birthplace of "Import Tuning". For many Tokyo Auto Salon(TAS) is a chance ...

Slept In A Capsule Lately?

BY Trevor David October 21st, 2012 • 0 COMMENTS
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I visited Osaka this past weekend. Took the shink there, at just a little over ichi man yen for a round trip ticket, it's well worth it. Osaka is about a 45 minute ride west, a hop skip and a jump really, and once you arrive, though you're still in Japan, it is quite literally ...

Trips in the Chubu Region: Ontake-san

BY Paul Koehler October 21st, 2012 • 0 COMMENTS
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By: Paul Koehler Where: On the border of Nagano and Gifu Prefectures What: Japan's second tallest volcano and one of its holiest mountains. Ontake-san is popular with pilgrims and climbers alike. How: By limited express train from Kiso-Fukushima Station and by bus to Tanohar ...