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Japan Diaries, Day 6: Hakone Shrine

Although every shrine in Japan has a common core in the Shinto belief system, local history and tradition also make them quite different. For example, let’s compare Meiji Shrine with Hakone Shrine. 1,263 more words



We arrived at our first stop in Tokyo where Colin’s brother, Ryan, lives with his family. 221 more words

Villa at Sengokuhara with a Teardrop-Shaped Courtyard

Shigeru Ban Architects designed a beautiful wooden two-story residence located in Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan. The living space of the dwelling is arranged around this grassy inner courtyard. 22 more words


Japan Diaries, Day 5: Mt. Fuji, Black Ramen, and Pirate Ships, Oh My!

The boys woke up late. The run through Tokyo had exhausted us all, and the promise of a few relaxing days in Hakone were too much to bear. 2,071 more words


The Incoming Storm

View from a hotel room in Hakone, Japan during typhoon season