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7 Ethical Animal Experiences Around Japan – Tokyo Travel Article

7 Ethical Animal Experiences Around Japan As the popularity of animal cafes keep soaring around Japan, it’s important to stay mindful of how the animals are treated. Are they tied up all day? Do they live in too-small containers? What happens to them after they outgrow their kawaii size? Ditch the unnatural environment and try these ethical animal encounters in Japan instead. Experience a natural connection with animals without hurting them—and maybe even, help them. In recent years, people around…

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Things To Do In Kyoto, Japan – Couples Travel Article

Things To Do In Kyoto, Japan Visiting Kyoto was high on our priority list when it came to planning our Japan adventure. We’d admired photos of its stunning pagodas and beautiful gardens, read stories about ancient traditional tea ceremonies and were intrigued by mysterious geisha. We couldn’t wait to explore!As soon as we arrived to Kyoto, swiftly deposited by an incredibly punctual bullet train, we immediately felt a contrast to fast-paced Tokyo. It was remarkably more peaceful and had a relaxing atmosphere of calm in comparison. Ahhh. Although…

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Wonder and Variety As We Explored The Utah National Parks – Retirement Travel Article

Wonder and Variety As We Explored The Utah National Parks So Much To See When We Explored The Utah National Parks We explored the Utah National Parks on our road trip around Utah and Arizona. And along the way we saw and did so much more! Fall colours greeted us when we started in Salt Lake City. Great outdoor scenery delighted us at the State and National Parks in Utah. Hikes provided a change of pace. But we got a…

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Which Japan Rail Pass to Choose for Your Trip – Tokyo Travel Article

Which Japan Rail Pass to Choose for Your Trip Japan Rail Passes (JR Passes) are available to anyone visiting Japan on a short-term tourist visa. They provide a fantastic discount on bullet train (Shinkansen) and regular train travel, but if you don’t have experience with Japan’s rail transport system, it’s difficult to know a) if you need one, and b) which JR Pass works with which Shinkansen. To add to the confusion, the various regional companies that constitute JR (JR…

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19 things to do in Kochi, Japan: a city guide – Couples Travel Article

19 things to do in Kochi, Japan: a city guide Before I get stuck into this blog post, I should point out that this is a guide to things to do in Kochi, Japan, and not the other place called Kochi that isn’t in Japan at all but in India. When I was researching Kochi before visiting it, I kept landing on pages not even about the right country, so I thought I’d better get that cleared up first off.…

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When Enough Is Enough – LifePart2.com – Retirement Travel Article

When Enough Is Enough – LifePart2.com How Great It Feels To Know I Have EnoughI am a 59-year-old American. I don’t own a home. I don’t own a car. The furniture that I sit upon and the bed that I sleep in is not my own. Most of the mementos that I accumulated over the years are gone. I have no material reminders of my school days; no physical reminders of 25 years on the job and only a very few…

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COVID-19 in Japan: Daily Updates – Tokyo Travel Article

COVID-19 in Japan: Daily Updates As of June 6, 2020, the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has infected 6,851,717 people and caused 398,260 deaths in 213 countries and regions. While statistics show that approximately 80% of infected patients have mild or no symptoms, the nature of the virus is still largely unknown, which is why it is crucial to stay informed and strive to prevent yourself from contracting the virus and/or unconsciously spreading it to other people. On this page, Tokyo…

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Best Places for StarGazing in India – Couples Travel Article

Best Places for StarGazing in India Have you ever slept under an open sky? In my childhood days, we used to sleep on the terrace & I would keep my eyes open for a long time counting the zillions of twinkling stars in the pitch dark sky. When tired, I would stop counting marking the hypothetical spot, thinking to restart back from the same point tomorrow. In between sometimes could spot a shooting star which in the morning we would…

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Utah National Parks Road Trip: 10 Day Road Trip Through Utah’s Mighty 5 – Couples Travel Article

Utah National Parks Road Trip: 10 Day Road Trip Through Utah’s Mighty 5 (Last Updated On: February 25, 2020)The National Parks in Utah are some of the prettiest US National Parks. The 5 Utah National Parks, also known as Utah’s Mighty 5 offer stunning scenery, and fairly good weather year-round for visiting. If you’re looking to plan the perfect Utah National Parks road trip, we suggest having at least 10-14 days for your roadtrip. The national parks in Utah are…

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Konbini Are Very Convenient – Tokyo Intro: Experience #22 of 55 – Tokyo Travel Article

Konbini Are Very Convenient – Tokyo Intro: Experience #22 of 55 Konbini is the Japanese name for convenience store, adopted from the word convenience.  They are convenient by being ubiquitous in the big cities near train stations.  There could be one on every block or corner depending where you are as there are over fifty thousand stores in Japan.  Konbini are marvels that stock a wide range of quality merchandise, food, snacks, and drink in a small space.  An average…

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