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By Marc Popelier, author of Sights and Scenes of Japan.

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Explore the Regions of Japan

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This site provides free background information, maps and unpublished photos that complement the book “Sights and Scenes of Japan”. Find the region of your choice in the drop down menu Explore.  Immerse yourself in Japan with a seat in the front row.

Speaking (BeNeLux)

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For groups I provide in two customisable lectures. The focus can be on a first impression of Japan before a trip or to provide an immersive experience for groups interested in the fascinating Japanese culture. Request more information.

Sights and Scenes of Japan

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“Sights and Scenes of Japan” is a stunning coffee table book that will attempt everyone. First impressions matter, hence we’ve made sure that the cover of this book is striking. Look inside and find out yourself all other good reasons to buy this book.

Travel Academy (BeNeLux)

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For travel professionals two customisable workshops are available. ‘Essential Japan’ gives a first insight in Japan travel. ‘Japan inside out’ focuses in depth on cross cultural etiquette, niche destinations and activities, and practical apps useful in Japan. Info about workshops for professionals.

Useful Information for travellers 

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Our goal with this website is to help the individual traveler receive regularly up to date information about this commanding country. From restaurants, over interesting hotel reviews, transport advice to major events.

About Business Advice

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For entrepreneurs and business owners a trip to Japan is often inspiring. You may discover that there could be an interesting market for your product or service. Feel free to visit the website Japan Business Advice

 

 

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Meoto Iwa (夫婦岩) the pair of wedded rocks in Ise Shima take a special place in Japanese mythology. Judged by the number of tourists visiting the place they are without doubt the most photographed rocks in the country. History Meoto means couple in Japanese.  The larger rock symbolizes the husband named Izanagi and has a small… Read More

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The Hama Rikyu (浜離宮) garden is a large beautiful park within walking distance of JR Shimbashi station in central Tokyo. It is one of the best examples of an Edo era feudal lord’s garden. Long History Located at the ocean the gardens have a tidal pond and during many centuries the area was used for… Read More

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Iriomote island, the second largest island of the Okinawa Archipelago is famous for its fantastic beaches, some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the South Chinese sea and last but not least special wildlife and dense primeval forests. The island is almost 300 km² in size of which 90 % is a mountainous subtropical forest named… Read More

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The impressive Miho Museum is one of Japan’s architectural highlights and houses a breathtaking collection of ancient artifacts. The museum lies hidden in the densely forested rocky landscape near Shigaraki, about one hour by train and bus from Kyoto. The Miho Museum is named after its founder Koyama Mihoko, who was one of the richest… Read More

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Stretching over more than 3000 km Japan is served by an extensive domestic air network. In this article the discount air ticket system for foreign travellers is explained. Unlike for the Asian traveller who can easily fly directly to the islands of Okinawa, Kobe, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka and other big cities, the travellers from America, Europe… Read More

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Yubujima (由布島) is a subtropical flower island separated from Iriomote island by a shallow strip of Ocean.  Measuring only two by one km, Yubujima is the smallest island in the Yaeyama Archipelago. This archipelago, the most Western and Southern islands of Japan, are located 2000 km South from Tokyo and less than 200 km from the coast of Taiwan.… Read More

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