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Shirakawa-go Village


About Shirakawa-go
Shirakawa-go (白川郷 – しらかわごう) is a quiet and scenic mountain village nestled at the foot of Mount Haku (白山 – はくさん) – one of Japan’s “Sanreizan” (三霊山 – さん れいざん “Three Holy Mountains”) – located in the Japanese Alps (日本アルプス). 1,519 more words

白川郷

A trip to Yuzawa

Well, things are going to get a little out of chronological sequence, but I hope you don’t mind. Yesterday two colleagues and I decided to go day-tripping to the nearby alpine village of Yuzawa, and we had a ball poking around town. 868 more words

Snow Country

Hokkaido's Snow Energy

Turning a blizzard into clean power

Hokkaido’s “snow warehouses” are a pretty incredible source of clean power. In summer 2014, I made a visit to one such facility in the town of Bibai, just north of Sapporo. 332 more words

Energy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half (Trees + Flowers)

The DP’s theme for this week is Half and Half.

Photographers talk about the rule of thirds.

Taking pictures half / half is usually not recommended. 33 more words

Travel

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half ( Lavenda)

The DP’s theme for this week is Half and Half.

Photographers talk about the rule of thirds.

Taking pictures half / half is usually not recommended. 32 more words

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Expatzen

Find musings and tips on minimalism, productivity, expat life, and and travel within and outside Japan on this site. 

I am a Canadian expat of over 20 years in Nippon, having lived in Miyazaki, Aichi, and the Kanto area. 28 more words

Foreigners In Japan