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[ | 29 Dec 2008 | 16 Comments]
Sensō-ji, Tokyo’s Oldest Temple

The day I visited Sensō-ji is not a fine day. But it still crowd with worshipers.
I heared that the famous enterpriser Konosuke Matsushita,the founder of Panasonic, also venerated the Kannon statue here. There is a big paper lantern donated by Konosuke Matsushita at the temple’s Thunder Gate.

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[ | 18 Dec 2008 | 15 Comments]
Tokyo Dolls

Rambling through the Sensō-ji, the oldest temple of Tokyo, You can find many interesting souvenirs. Dolls here are a little defferent from those of Kyoto. But they are also in KAWAII style.

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[ | 4 Dec 2008 | 34 Comments]
Dotonbori, The Most Famous Food Street In Japan

Dotonbori was designated as the entertainment district of Osaka as early as 1621. But today, Dotonbori is the main destination for Japanese food.
It’s one of the best place to try Fugu, and some of the local specialties including the takoyaki octopus balls or Okinomiyaki. The price is affordable too.

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[ | 3 Dec 2008 | 19 Comments]
Bring A Japanese Lucky Cat Home

Lucky cat (Maneki Neko) is a part of Japanese popular culture. People believe this little kitty can bring good luck (or a lot of money) to the owner.
I bring this Japanese lucky cat home, because it’s cute and so special!

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[ | 1 Dec 2008 | 34 Comments]
Dare You Eat Fugu—— Japan’s Most Dangerous Dish?

Since I was here at Dotonbori, The most famous food street of Osaka, Why not try some real Japanese food?
But, Dare you eat fugu (pufferfish), the most delicious and dangerous dishes of Japan?

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[ | 29 Nov 2008 | 15 Comments]
Osaka Castle, The Most Typical Japanese Castle

Osaka Castle is much smaller than Beijing old city or Xi’an old city, But it’s one of the most famous castles in Japan, It had played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century.

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[ | 27 Nov 2008 | 19 Comments]
Seven Fortune Gods Bell Of Japan

I bought this Seven Fortune Gods Bells at Kyoto. It’s a kind of very popular lucky gift in Japan.

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[ | 23 Nov 2008 | 46 Comments]
Fast Food Is More Healthy In Japan

Today, Fast food is almost the pronoun of American fast food. You can easily find American fast food chains like McDonald’s, KFC, Pizzahut everywhere.
But to my surprise, Japan also has one of the most developed fast food industries in the world. And Japanese fast food is often much healthier.

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[ | 20 Nov 2008 | 24 Comments]
8 Souvenirs You Must Buy At Kyoto

From 794, Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1000 years.
Today, Kyoto is still the center of Japanese culture, with its abundant traditional cultural industries.

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[ | 18 Nov 2008 | 11 Comments]
Why They Jumped Off The Stage At Kiyomizu-dera?

Kiyomizu-dera (Pure Water Temple) is one of oldest Buddhist temples in Japan. The temple is the UNESCO World Heritage site as part of ancient Kyoto.
But it also one of famous suicide spots of Japan. “To jump off the stage at Kiyomizu” is a Japanese slang to express “to take the plunge”. Why?

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[ | 17 Nov 2008 | 18 Comments]
The Legend Of Kyoto Golden Pavilion Temple

Golden Pavilion Temple(Kinkaku-ji) is the informal name of Deer Garden Temple(Rokuon-ji), As the important part of the old Kyoto city, It’s designated as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
It was not a fine day when I visited Golden Pavilion Temple, And it’s still not the right red leaves season, But it still looks so beautiful.

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[ | 15 Nov 2008 | 13 Comments]
Kyoto Nishijin Textile Center Travel Guide

We all know that Kyoto is the former capital of Japan. But did you know what’s the reason they choosed Kyoto as the capital at about 1300 years ago?
Kyoto Nishijin Textile Center is a place to tell you this special history.