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Wildlife Spotting in Japan

The natural beauty of Japan is not something that immediately springs to the minds of many. Instead, we conjure up the image of the busy streets and shopping modernity of Tokyo, and not the mountain ranges, fresh streams and open forest. And yet, the landscape of Japan boasts all these things and more. For its…
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Traveling to Japan: Katsuyama – temple meditation without the crowds

Nestled within the beautiful Fukui Mountains, the Taishizan Seidaiji temple in Katsuyama is indeed one of those places that words can never fully describe. Yet for many, the temple is not the first thing they think of when they hear the word Katsuyama. Katsuyama is synonymous with the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. This well advertised…