JAPLAN – December issue 2014

The Golden Sightseeing Area, Including Kyoto and Nara This month features the Kansai area, the largest economic zone in west Japan. Osaka is the principal city in the area, as well as the gateway, and has an exciting atmosphere different from that of Tokyo. Located next to Osaka is Kyoto, selected as the number one […]


Additive Free Kurazushi

This conveyor belt sushi chain has more than 340 restaurants. A characteristic of the store is that no additives, such as artificial flavorings, are used with their ingredients. Seventy kinds of sushi can be eaten there for just 100 yen a plate. Besides sushi, the menu offers such items as ramen and tendon (tempura and […]


OKUTAMA, TOKYO: Takamizusanzan Hiking Trail

Located in Tokyo’s Okutama area, this hiking trail traverses three separate mountains: Takamizusan (759m), Iwatakeishiyama (793m) and Sougakusan (756m). Despite their modest heights, hikers can still enjoy fine views of the Kanto plain, Mt. Tsukuba, the Nikko Mountain Range, and neighboring mountains including Tanigawadake on the Jouetsu boarder (between Gunma and Niigata Prefectures) as well […]

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