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The Cliffs of Hotokegaura

Even though I’ve lived here for nearly three full years now, Aomori still manages to surprise me in the best possible ways. There’s always some naturally gorgeous spot to stumble upon for the first time and make me fall in love with Aomori all over again. 425 more words

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Rice Paddy Art

I wanted to share something amazing with you today…I’m sure this will double, no it will triple your love for Japan. Rice paddy art or ‘ 188 more words


Avoiding JET preparations by blogging about JET preparations

With just 17 days to go (sorry but that is far too soon for my liking) I’ve found myself having to face the unfortunate reality that I actually have to get ready to leave my country and somehow choose a suitcase’s worth of belongings to bring with me out of everything (it’s mostly crap though) that I own. 209 more words


Anmon Falls (暗門の滝)

Anmon falls is part of Shirakami Sanchi, a World Heritage beech forest located in western Aomori Prefecture. The 3-tiered waterfall is well worth a visit if you’re looking for a quick half-day escape from the crowds in nearby Hirosaki city. 865 more words


Day 2: Setting the bar extremely high

*Indented text = Jo, regular = Brian

Day 2, July 9: Setting the bar extremely high

Our day started off a bit rough as we missed the connecting train to the shinkansen northbound to Aomori; fortunately we were able to reserve last-minute tickets after arriving at Omiya, and we headed off to Aomori, our first stop, a stepping stone to our week-long trip to Hokkaido. 2,263 more words


North Japan for Summer Travel: Experience Magical Nights, Mistique and Nature

According to statistics published by Japan Tourism Agency, the top six destinations for foreign visitors from January to March, 2014 are Tokyo (48.7%), Osaka(24.7%), Kyoto (18.0%), Kanagawa (11.0%), Hokkaido(10.5%) and Fukuoka (10.5%).   920 more words


Aomorian Graffiti

Of the many reasons I love my placement on JET, one of the most practical stems from the proximity of my school to my apartment. While a lot of other JETs have to take the bus, drive, or bike to their schools, my morning commute clocks in at a quick four minutes on foot. 572 more words

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