Culture

Kyoto: First Impression. Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan.

Kyoto: First Impression

Kyoto, the thousand-year capital, is not just any ancient city, but the cultural centre of Japan. What Tokyo boasts in modernity, Kyoto riposte graciously with history, poetry, …

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Sapporo: A Walkabout. The torii at the entrance of Hokkaido Shrine before dawn.

Sapporo: A Walkabout

If we move a little farther out, on foot, we will discover an entirely different vantage point – one that revolves around the everyday life of Sapporians. While it may seem mundane …

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Hokkaido: First Impression. Red-crowned cranes in Hokkaido's wilderness.

Hokkaido: First Impression

Every winter, Hokkaido is carpeted in an ethereal wonder. Sparkling grains envelope the entire island in a spiritual whiteout and light up the night sky in ways no torch can compare. …

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