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Crossing Okinawan Bridges

Just north of Nago City is Kouri Island which is part of Nakijin Village. To visit the island, one has to cross two bridges. The first connects Okinawa main island (West coast) and Yagaji Island. And the second connects Yagaji

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American Village

The Mihama American Village is a big entertainment complex and outdoor shopping mall in Okinawa with lots of shops, restaurants and cafes. It also has a movie theater that shows American and Japanese movies. Its most prominent feature is probably

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Okinawa World

Also known as the ‘Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo’, Okinawa World is a touristy theme park that features Okinawan culture and nature. The main attractions are: 1) Gyokusendo Cave – the longest (5kms) cave in the south of Okinawa island, and Japan’s

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Hakone Circuit in a Day

Hakone is one of the most frequented places in Japan. Only less than 100kms from Tokyo and about 2hours by train, locals and international tourists can enjoy fresh air and country view any time of the year.  It is part

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