Tag: japan

March 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm

The 65-Foot (20m) Snow Corridor in Japan

The 65-Foot (20m) Snow Corridor in Japan

Photograph by SIEMA @ Panoramio.com The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is an international mountain sightseeing route some 90 kilometers (56 miles) long. The route goes across the 3,000-meter-high North Alpine mountains, the so-called “roof of Japan,” and connects Toyama and Shinano Omachi. You can enjoy the panorama by taking a train, highland bus,…

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March 8, 2012 at 9:18 am

An Oval-Shaped Villa in the Forests of Japan

An Oval-Shaped Villa in the Forests of Japan

Design by ARTECHNIC | Photography by NACASA & PARTNERS Shell House was designed by the Japanese architecture firm artechnic, and was completed in 2008. The villa (or cottage if you prefer) is located in the Karuizawa region of Kitasaku, Nagano, about 60-90 minutes outside of Tokyo. It’s a popular weekend destination for those…

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December 6, 2011 at 10:25 am

3 Bizarre Theme Restaurants in Tokyo, Japan

3 Bizarre Theme Restaurants in Tokyo, Japan

It should come as no surprise that Tokyo, Japan is the mecca of theme restaurants. From deranged hospitals to ninja waiters, there is no shortage of bizarre culinary experiences awaiting to delight and baffle your senses. Below are three interesting examples, but there are many more in Tokyo and around the world. From…

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July 11, 2011 at 9:05 am

20 Stunning Japanese Gardens Around the World

20 Stunning Japanese Gardens Around the World

Honbo Garden – Osaka, Japan | Photograph by 63highland Japanese Gardens can be found at private homes, in neighborhood or city parks, and at historical landmarks such as Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and old castles around the world. In Japanese culture, garden-making is a high art, intimately related to the linked arts of calligraphy…

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