Japan

Culture and traditions in Japan – and more! – Exploring this Rock – Travel Article

You can find anything and everything available in the major cities of Japan. Toilet facilities vary from the very basic public ones, to some of the most luxurious ones in the world today. But you have to get used to them, as they can be quite mind boggling when you get to the ‘classy’ side of relieving yourself!Like most things in Japan, toilets are comparatively space age. The nation has embraced technology in a big way when it comes to…

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Family Travel Blog – Tokyo Travel Article

Family Travel Blog Follow my blog with Bloglovin Booking Tickets in Advance Anyone wanting to visit the Robot Cafe should pre book tickets online. After our afternoon at the Ghibli Exhibition at Mori Art Museum in Roppongi, I had bought tickets for the Robot Café Show in Shinjuku’s Kabuki-Cho, the craziest show in Japan. Mad Show to Watch with Kids I had seen plenty of photos and videos from friends and online. It looked like the kind of show that would…

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Family Travel Blog – Tokyo Travel Article

Family Travel Blog Follow my blog with Bloglovin Cycling Along the Tama River Last time we visited in Tokyo in 2013 we had cycled the bottom of the Tama River that flows out between Tokyo and Yokohama. The cycle path starts near the river mouth at Otori and can be cycled upriver (or down) for about 70km. On the last visit we had managed about the first 30km up to Keio-Tamagawa. Our ambition has always been to complete the entire…

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan – Retirement Travel Article

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan Mount Fuji, or Fujisan as the Japanese call it, is the most photographed place on earth.Japan is home to 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 19 cultural and four natural sites. The most famous, of course, is Mount Fuji, which also is the most photographed place on earth. Cultural (19) Natural (4) Ogasawara Islands (2011) Shirakami-Sanchi (1993) Shiretoko (2005) Yakushima (1993) You can help yourself get ready for your own travels by reading our Get…

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Family Travel Blog – Tokyo Travel Article

Family Travel Blog Follow my blog with Bloglovin Tips for cycling in Tokyo Cycling in Tokyo, especially with kids, might not cross your mind as a holiday activity during your stay in the buzzy metropolis. However, we have explored the city many times on two wheels and consider it one of the best ways to get around and see the streets of the Japanese capital. Both adults and children are allowed to ride on the pavement (sidewalk to my American…

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Family Travel Blog – Tokyo Travel Article

Family Travel Blog Follow my blog with Bloglovin How to get to the Tama River The Tama River is a popular spot for Tokyoites to spend their weekends or days off, away from the busy city. It is a refreshing oasis with lush green river banks among the otherwise concrete jungle of the vast metropolis. Easily accessible by public transport from major train stations, Shinjuku and Shibuya among them, it had always been one of our list to explore during…

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