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"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.' -James Michener

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Japan | How To Watch Sumo Training

Watching sumo in action is a definite must-do cultural experience in Japan and seeing a grand tournament must be incredible. But, if you were like us and don’t have an opportunity, don’t despair, there’s a way to experience this centuries’ old sport up close and personal – as in twenty feet away personal – by […]

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tokyo sacred destination

Tokyo: Sacred Destinations

  Pilgrimage is indeed one of the oldest motives for travel. For centuries, people have travelled to find places which inspire, astound, and simply take our breath away. The modern history of what we now know as Tokyo is centred around commerce, innovation, animation and out-there fashion.  Tokyo may not have the wealth of historic […]

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How Much Wrapping Is Too Much Wrapping

  I had one of my first bits of “culture shock” when I bought a box of cookies at a grocery store in Asakusa, Japan only to find out that each of the cookies was individually wrapped. All those extra layers of plastic, separating me from my beloved chocolate cookies made it a bit difficult […]

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