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Girl in cotton Yukata with traditionalJapanese hairstyle in Kyoto, Japan

On the surface, Hiroshima, Japan, was like any other large metropolitan city. Traffic streamed down the broad boulevards. Trams trundled noisily past on tracks set in the middle of the street....

Senso-ji Temple, said to be the heart and soul of Tokyo, Japan, is most spectacular at night

Click on title to view photo in large format. Senso-ji Temple, located in the traditional Tokyo neighborhood of Asakusa, is said to be the heart and soul of the city. During...

An underground station of the Metro in Tokyo

Using the Metro in Tokyo, Japan, can be a bit daunting. I’ve ridden subways in cities all over the world, from Shanghai to Paris to New York City, but none is...

Japanese girl with umbrella shelters from the sun in Hama-rikyu Gardens in Tokyo, Japan

Click on title to view photo in large format. Japan’s weather ranges from brutally cold winters to sweltering summer sun and monsoon rains. This Japanese girl with umbrella in Tokyo’s Hama-rikyu...

Main Hall at Zojoji Temple complex in Tokyo, Japan

Click on title to view photo in large format. Zojoji Temple is a mere shadow of the complex that once stood on the present day site in Tokyo, Japan. In past...

One of the most important things to know before traveling to Japan is that you will be expected to take off your shoes before entering a private home or a tea houseIt is perfectly acceptable to fall asleep on the shoulder of a complete stranger on the Metro in Japan, but don't dare talk on your cell phone while riding the Metro

Just the idea of traveling to Japan can be intimidating. It is a culture like no other around the globe, with a unique language, food, and cultural rules. Having just spent...