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Yearly Archives: 2010

Rabbit Cafe in Nagoya, Japan – Play With Rabbits!

December 13, 2010 by Ray Proper

One of the many weird and wonderful Japan experiences is the pet café. As most apartments in Japan do not allow animals, people are unable to have pets. People who just cannot live without that too cute pink nose snuggle snuggle time with their pet of choice have the option of visiting a pet café, […]

Electronic Toll Collection System: How to get ETC without a Credit Card

December 10, 2010 by Ray Proper

Electronic Toll Collection System, or ETC, is the wireless toll system used on Japanese expressways. With it, you can breeze through collection points and the toll is automatically charged to your account- without stopping at a toll booth. The ETC system was instituted to relieve congestion caused by traffic jams at toll booths. Eliminating these […]

Fall Colors at the Higashiyama Zoo

October 27, 2010 by Ray Proper

If you have ever been to the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens you are well aware that it has many green spaces and trees. If you are looking for a quick excursion to see the changing of the fall colors later this month, why not take a trip there? It’s in the city and easy! […]

View the Fall Colors in Korankei near Toyota City

October 3, 2010 by Ray Proper

One of the most famous spots in Japan to see the changing of the fall leaves is right here near Nagoya. Korankei, near Toyota City, offers views of 4,000 maple trees exploding with vibrant red, yellow, and orange leaves as the trees begin to shed their summer clothes in preparation for the long winter. It […]

Azabu Juban Festival in Tokyo

August 20, 2010 by Ray Proper

Summer is coming to an end, and with the passing of the season so goes the festival season. It is not too late to get in a last few weekends of fun though. This weekend, the Azabu Juban Festival will once again delight crowds from all over with the sights and sounds of a summer festival. Dancing, […]

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