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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This site provides free background information, maps and unpublished photos that complement the book “Sights and Scenes of Japan”.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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It is hard to find a more romantic town in winter than Ginzan Onsen (銀山温泉), hidden deep away in the mountainous forests of Yamagata. The Japanese translation of Ginzan Onsen reads as “silver mountain hot spring” and describes perfectly well what this charming town, reminiscent of the long gone Taisho era, is about. Romantic overnight… Read More

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Zao Onsen is one of Japan’s oldest ski and hot spring resorts located right on the border of Yamagata and Miyagi prefectures in Tohoku. While in summer the resort is famous for the beautiful emerald green pond of the Okama Crater, it are the Juhyo or Ice Monsters that attract loads of primarily Asian tourists… Read More

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A nice easy day trip out of Tokyo leads to the 599 meter high Mt. Takao (高尾山). For over a thousand years Mt. Takao has been regarded as a sacred mountain. A pilgrim trail takes you from the base station past the Yakuo-in temple to the summit in about 90 minutes. The top of the… Read More

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Sakurajima volcano is one of the most active volcanos in the world and dominates the beautiful bay of Kagoshima, located in the most south western part of Kyushu. This strato-volcano, said to be the largest in volcanic energy in Japan, is absolutely worth a visit. You will be offered stunning views of the Kagoshima bay, the South… Read More

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In Japan, early spring is almost synonym for cherry blossom season. The delicately beautiful pink and white blossoms of the cherry are called sakura in Japanese. In this period of the year on television, the cherry blossom forecast draws as much attention as the news and weather forecast. In March and April, the cherry blossoms… Read More

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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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Testimonials

Professionals about "Sights and Scenes of Japan"

The book Sights and Scenes of Japan can only be described as a touch of love for this country, an amazing place where art, culture, mysticism and nature are entwined. A must read that makes people enthusiastic about Japan.

This book can help the occasional traveler as well as the professional visitor to learn more about this fascinating country and to be even more impressed with one’s trip to Japan. It can be a tool to give the first impulse for a fruitful business relation.

"Sights and Scenes of Japan" - 208 pages - 2nd edition

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