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    September 9, 2015
    Michinoku Coastal Trail
    The Japan Ministry of Environment is doing maintenance all along the 700km “Michinoku Shiokaze Trail” which runs from Kabushima in Hachinohe, Aomori to Matsukawaura in Soma, Fukushima. When it’s completed it will be the longest trail in Japan. This is a picture of “Samurai Ishi” (侍石, samurai stone) in Kiji, Iwate. While hiking the mountains…read more
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    September 8, 2015
    Know Your Culture: Hot Springs (温泉)
    Hot springs are a central part of Japanese culture. Hot springs, or ‘onsen’ in Japanese, are one of the best things to visit in Japan, where they’re a massive tourist draw. Onsen are usually in rural areas, where they serve as a hotel, resort and spa. The area where Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata meet is…read more
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    September 1, 2015
    What “the Taste of First Love” would be like?
    What “the Taste of First Love” would be like? Do you have any idea? Strangely enough, in Japan, the taste of first love is said to be “sweet and sour.” How about in your country? Is this universal? By the way, “the First Love Soft Serve” is very popular at cafe “Ponte,” which is located…read more