Tokyo Disneyland – 1 Day Itinerary

Our 1-day Tokyo Disneyland touring plan covers our ideal day in the park with attractions ordered to minimize time in line and maximize efficiency. To that end, these are the attractions we would do, the restaurants at which we’d dine, the shows we’d see, and the details we’d try to enjoy. (Last updated February 11, 2018.) This […]

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A Guide to Japan’s Obon Festival

Obon is one of the most important Japanese traditions. People believe that their ancestors’ spirits come back to their homes to be reunited with their family during Obon. For the reason, it is an important family gathering time, as many people return to their hometowns to pray together with their extended family for their ancestors’ spirits […]

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Karuizawa(軽井沢) – Green resort on highland

Karuizawa is a mountain resort town only an hour from Tokyo on the Nagano shinkansen bullet train. Karuizawa draws visitors year round with its skiing, golfing, hiking, good dining, hot spa, natural scenery, and shopping opportunities. Karuizawa is nestled at the foot of mountains in the middle of Honshu, in Nagano prefecture. Karuizawa town is located near the active […]

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Tanabata (七夕) – Star Festival

Tanabata, also known as the “star festival”, takes place on the 7th day of the 7th month of the year, when, according to a Chinese legend, the two stars Altair and Vega, which are usually separated from each other by the milky way, are able to meet. Because the 7th month of the year roughly […]

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