Japan

Country number:
58
Territory number:
63
"Look at the cherry blossoms! Their colour and scent fall with them, Are gone forever, Yet mindless The spring comes again."
Ikkyu

Tales from Japan

Japan - Battleship and Blossom Tour Part 2 - Blossoms

I get views of the icon of Japan, Mount Fuji, in full sun setting glory from the plane and I can still see the...
I get views of the icon of Japan, Mount Fuji, in full sun setting glory from the plane and I can still see the cone peeping round the corner of the control tower from my airport hotel window. This is tomorrow’s destination - I'm going to a flower festival called Shibasakura – phlox blossom.
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Japan - Battleship and Blossom Tour Part 1 - Battleships

I'm in Ishigakijima, one of the Yaeyama islands, Okinawa prefecture. Japan. Basically, this is about as far south as Japan goes.
I'm in Ishigakijima, one of the Yaeyama islands, Okinawa prefecture. Japan. Basically, this is about as far south as Japan goes.
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Japan - Classic Tour - Eastern Hemisphere Part 1

Japan is quite frightening when you first arrive-all modern and overwhelming and Oh My God how do I know where to go? Until you...
Japan is quite frightening when you first arrive-all modern and overwhelming and Oh My God how do I know where to go? Until you realise there are little English signs in most places under the Japanese script. And the locals, though shy and blushing, are helpful, when asked. Tokyo is huge and it takes forever to get across the city on the metro. Everyone sits very quietly. Some have their eyes shut. I wonder if they’ve fallen asleep or if they are meditating
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