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Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社), located in the southern part of Kyoto city, is famous for its thousands of red Torii gates donated by companies around the country. For its photographic scenery, it had been one of my must-visit sites in

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Himeji Castle Re-opened

Finally, Himeji Castle was re-opened yesterday for pubic after more than five year renovation. Built in 14th century, Himeji caster was the first site in Japan to be registered as UNESCO World Heritage in 1993. It is also the only

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Hirosihama, Here I Am

Last week at last I was able to make my first visit with other students in Kobe University to Hiroshima, the city known for the drop of the first atomic bomb at the end of World War II. To save

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Kobe Port Tower

Kobe Port Tower, the first pipe-structured building in the world was constructed in 1963 with observation deck offering 360-degree view of Kobe city. This symbolic tower’s unique shape came from the image of Japanese hand drum. The red tower is

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