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Nagano is not so Far Away

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Jonah Burns has won awards for his videos. He is also my son. Here is his video of Nagano. Enjoy! Jonah Burns YouTube Channel Airbnb: How to be a Successful [...]

Cycle around Odawara

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After 30 years in Japan, Michael Rice recently settled in Odawara, where he runs a cycling cafe. He shows us Odawara Castle, and introduces artisans making traditional local [...]

Kamakura is a Nice Day Trip

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From the Minamiashigarashi, Odawara, and Hakone area, Kamakura is a nice day trip. It was once Japan`s capital and there are many things to see. There are beautiful temples, [...]

Lake Ashi where Some have seen UFOs

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Like the rest of Hakone, Lake Ashi is a beautiful area full of nature but some have reported seeing UFO activity as well. A reader of I am Hakone from Korea contacted me to [...]

Beautiful Minamiashigara

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While Hakone is famous and deservedly so, many places in Japan are underrated. Minamiashigara is one of those places. Even Tokyo people don’t know Minamiashigara. They [...]

Restaurant Recommendations in Odawara

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Hyoka Gyosa is near Don Quixote in downtown Odawara. It’s a very good Chinese restaurant. Bonchan is across the street from Hyoka Gyosa and Daiso. It’s a very good [...]