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  • Hot Feat

    Fancy something different to the usual stroll in the park then head for Mt....

    • Posted March 3, 2014
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  • Megaweb

    Looking for adventure?  Get your motor runnin’.  Your little darlings will make it happen....

    • Posted February 12, 2014
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  • Uma no Hakubutsukan (Equine Museum of Japan)

    What better way to prepare for the imminent arrival of the year of the...

    • Posted January 1, 2014
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  • Snowpacked fun at Minakami kogen

    Gunma prefecture’s Minamikami Ski Resort  packs some serious fun activities for families with young...

    • Posted January 1, 2014
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  • Family Skiing in Nagano

    Looking for ski and snowboard day trips?  Click here. Nozawa Onsen Village   Located up...

    • Posted December 16, 2013
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  • We love Nagano! It’s the perfect holiday escape.

    Families looking for a holiday retreat away from the deafening noise and crowd of...

    • Posted December 16, 2013
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  • Where to eat in Hakuba

    If your family is up for some adventure and prefer to eat out instead...

    • Posted December 15, 2013
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  • The Purr-fect solution

    Landlords commonly say no to tenants with pets.   That’s not to say that the...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Top places in Japan for Autumn foliage viewing

    Nanzenji Temple Dubbed as one of the great Zen temples of Kyoto, Nanzenji  in...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Meet Japan’s 2020 Olympics Venue

    The 49-year old National Stadium of Japan built for the 1964 Olympic Games is...

    • Posted September 21, 2013
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  • War Zone

    If your family escapades of late have been missing excitement, there is one place...

    • Posted July 5, 2013
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  • Tokyo German Village

    Tokyo German Village Sometimes, all you need to cool off in the summertime are...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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  • Mother Farm

    Mother Farm A breath of fresh air awaits at Mother Farm, where animal lovers...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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  • Yokohama Zoorasia

    Yokohama Zoorasia The scorching sun can instill a desire to venture out into the...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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  • Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

    Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise If you prefer your aquatic ventures with interaction with nature,...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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  • Toshimaen Pool

    Toshimaen Pool Another water park that’s a hit with the locals is amusement park...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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  • Tokyo Summerland

    Tokyo Summerland A nice dip is probably the most refreshing remedy to the heat...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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  • The sun is out and the outdoors beckon!

      Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise If you prefer your aquatic ventures with interaction with...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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  • Blast from the Past: Ichibangai

    It’s easy to get swept away by the glitz and glamour of present-day Japan...

    • Posted March 3, 2013
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  • Are urushi and shikki the world’s first glue?

    It has been used to coat Japanese furniture and chests, sliding doors, walls, interior...

    • Posted February 3, 2013
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  • Monkey see, monkey do

      Since the advent of text messaging, I have had many conversations with my...

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Let it snow!

    It's a week before the New Year's holiday at a ski resort in Japan's...

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Walk though history at the Edo Tokyo Tatemono En

    Walk though history at the Edo Tokyo Tatemono En Spend a family day at...

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • A day trip to Kawagoe

    After an onslaught of springtime visitors this year, I was keen to find a...

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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  • Living dreams

    As spring chases away the chills of winter, countless families begin perusing summer camp...

    • Posted April 1, 2011
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  • Sento: the art of Japanese bathing

    Photo © Elena Derevtsova   Long before you could pop into a day spa...

    • Posted October 24, 2010
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  • Suica or Pasmo: what’s the difference?

    How do more than 14 million people get around Tokyo each and every day?...

    • Posted August 30, 2010
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  • Swimming for kids in Tokyo

    When the summer heat is just too much, there’s nothing better than a dip...

    • Posted July 27, 2010
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  • Life skills taught at Kidzania

    All parents have hopes for their children’s future. You can see the glint in...

    • Posted May 27, 2010
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  • Tochigi treats

    Photos © Elena Derevstova   Historically Utsunomiya has been through some tough times.  Twice...

    • Posted April 29, 2010
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  • Shore ’nuff

    Photo © Elena Derevstova   There have been few places in Japan that could...

    • Posted February 27, 2010
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  • Snow must go on

    Winter has made its definite arrival in Japan after a few months of uncertainty....

    • Posted January 30, 2010
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  • The Mount Fuji hike

    At the tail end of last year, my wife and I made personal lists...

    • Posted December 29, 2009
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  • Monkeying around in Nikko

    Photo © Elena Derevstova   Has Tokyo’s version of a white Christmas – or...

    • Posted November 28, 2009
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  • Folk village fun in the Hida region

    As autumn approaches, many city dwellers pack up and head for the mountainous Hida...

    • Posted August 31, 2009
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  • Rivers and rails in Saitama

    If the steaming concrete and shoulder-to-shoulder crowds of Tokyo get to be too much...

    • Posted July 26, 2009
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  • Soaking up Hachijo-Jima

    Hachijo-jima lies about 300 kilometers south of Tokyo and is only about a 50-minute...

    • Posted January 27, 2009
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  • Learning to ski – Annie’s way

    Do you want your children to learn how to ski or snowboard, so winter...

    • Posted December 25, 2008
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  • Get snowdazed

    Photo © Elena Derevstova Hop on the Shinkansen, let the train take the strain ...

    • Posted December 25, 2008
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  • Family fun on the slopes of Hokkaido

    Racing to fame at the age of 23, Annie Famose captured a silver and...

    • Posted November 29, 2008
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  • Winter warmers

    Photo © Elena Derevstova Usually Japanese winters last from December through February, and while...

    • Posted November 29, 2008
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  • Sacred space in Japan

    The art of Feng Shui aims to consciously create a level of natural balance...

    • Posted November 4, 2008
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  • Izu: aquatic retreat

    Photo © Elena Derevstova   Have yourself a break from the chaos of the...

    • Posted October 11, 2008
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  • Go take a hike!

    If you’ve got the call of the wild, but only have a few days...

    • Posted October 1, 2008
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  • Eaten alive!

    Photo © Elena Derevstova Sticking your feet in a pool of water and allowing...

    • Posted October 1, 2008
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  • Hakone: Tokyo outpost, urban escape and autumn rapture

    Crossing the lake is a simple matter of boarding one of three brightly painted...

    • Posted August 27, 2008
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  • Battle Royale!

    Photo © Elena Derevstova Every August Harajuku is taken over for a weekend by...

    • Posted August 5, 2008
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  • Pool fever

    Welcome to Aquadrome

    • Posted June 30, 2008
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  • Going Dutch

    A little piece of Europe on our doorstep!

    • Posted June 30, 2008
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  • Back to basics

    Getting your feet wet

    • Posted June 1, 2008
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