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Posts from the ‘Japan’ Category

  • January 15, 2018
    Traveling as a Vegan in Japan

    Traveling as a vegan is not easy, especially when you are in a foreign country. This summer, I traveled to Japan with two friends (who are not vegan) and experienced what that was like.     Osaka Our first stop in Japan was Osaka, a lively city known for its dynamic food scene. However, I […]

  • May 30, 2012
    Japan – The wonderful travel destination in Asia

    Half a day away on the opposite side of the world is a country of striking contrasts. With culture, history, volcanoes, breathtaking scenery, Samurai houses and castles, natural hot springs and temples, Japan provides the visitor with a smorgasbord of experiences to delight both young and old. Nakasendo Way One might not necessarily associate this […]

  • April 4, 2011
    Latest fare increase and travel plans

    United, Continental, Delta and American raised their prices by about $10 last week, but some of the low-cost carriers had not matched the increases by Friday afternoon. Citing reasons like natural disasters and Middle-East tensions for an expected higher costs for fuel, they have pushed through at least six broad price increases this year, but […]

  • March 17, 2011
    Japan Red Cross says Tokyo safe for travelers

    The Japanese Red Cross says Tokyo is safe for international travellers, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Wednesday. Senior IFRC official Matthias Schmale also told a news briefing that Japan was not asking for a massive international aid operation to help cope with its tsunami disaster, but would […]

  • March 11, 2011
    Travel advice for Japan after the quake & tsunami

    The U.S. government is asking Americans who have travel plans to Japan to reconsider for now, while travelers already in the region are scrambling to figure out what to do next. The U.S. Department of State has issued a travel alert strongly urging U.S. citizens to avoid tourism and nonessential travel to the country for […]

  • April 12, 2010
    World’s best subways

    Metros are high capacity, high frequency, urban electric transport railway systems. Also known as the subway, underground, and tube, they are distinguished by being separated from all other types of traffic, pedestrians included. When it comes to energy consumption and space occupancy, metros are among the most efficient means of transportation. In 2006, 155 million […]

  • September 4, 2009
    Gate Tower Building has a drive-through

    Gate Tower Building is a 16-story office building in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan. And what makes it notable is the highway that passes through the 5th-7th floors of this building. The highway is part of the Hanshin Expressway, a network (239.3 km) of expressways surrounding Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, Japan. The Gate Tower Building is Japan’s […]

  • July 16, 2009
    Best Western in Asia launches Buy One Get One promotion

    Best Western has launched a new campaign that offers guests one free room night for one paid room night at hotels and resorts in eight prime countries across Asia – Bali, China, India, Japan, Macau, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. To qualify, guests must book between July 20 and Aug 2 for travel through Oct 31. […]

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