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Platform 13½ set to open at Ueno Station in Tokyo

Like Hogwart’s Express, a new Japanese train is now getting its very own mysterious in-between platform. 340 more words

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Jalan-Jalan ke Tokyo yang tak Terduga saat Tahun Baru

Liburan tahun baru saat musim dingin pasti sangat menyenangkan ya? Di Jepang, libur tahun baru disebut “fuyu yasumi” (冬休み) atau libur musim dingin yang dimulai tanggal 28 Desember – 4 Januari. 1,166 more words

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Ueno Park, Tokyo

Hello! Here’s are a few pictures from our trip to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno Park last Sunday!

We’re very fortunate to live so near Tokyo – it’s close enough that it can be a pleasant day trip on the weekends, but far enough away that we can’t go all the time and spend all our money! 359 more words

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Route to Japan to meet the last Samurai

His name is Saigo Takamori and he is considered the real last Samurai, one of the most important military commanders during the Meiji Restoration period in Japan who have inspired multiple legends and a recent famous Hollywood’s movie. 134 more words

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Van Gogh and Gauguin: Thoughts

On Sunday, Paul and I went to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno Park to see a lovely exhibit, Van Gogh and Gauguin: Reality and Imagination… 612 more words

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Into the heart of Japan - part III.

The walk to the Ueno Station was quite quick and showed me some interesting parts of Tokyo. First of all, I got amazed by the number of stores selling crafted products like statues, pots or decorated cabinets of various sizes which looked to me like a personal home shrines. 758 more words

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