Jeremy Zhao

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Nara-tives: Nara Park

Nara is a city south of Kyoto and that’s where we decided to stay for the next little while here. It’s a smaller city but cheaper and quieter to be in than Kyoto, especially...

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Stories of Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go is a UNESCO site known for its “gassho” style houses. These are thatched roof cottages (the ones that Trogdor would love to burninate) have stood the test of the elements, built particularly strong...

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The many videos of Japan part 1

Here are the first batch of short videos I’ve taken while in Japan. The first one is just a showcase of how busy a typical train station is in Tokyo at night.  A fast,...

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Tales of Takayama

Our next journey was off to Takayama and Shirakawa-go. This is a 4 hour train ride from Tokyo and involves going along the Shinkanzen, the bullet train line, for part of the journey. We...

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So much to do in Tokyo part 3

One of the more famous (and touristy) spots to visit is the Tsujiki market. The sights and sounds of the seafood for purchase is amazing. The hustle and bustle of people working there is...

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So much to do in Tokyo part 2

We went to visit the Shinjuku Gyoen National Park to catch some cherry blossoms. We were a little bit early for them so obviously we didn’t get the full beauty of it. Hopefully we...

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So much to do in Tokyo part 1.5

There are so many pictures and things we discovered that I have to add a second post to our first day and a half in Tokyo. Following the cat cafe, we made our way...

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So much to do in Tokyo

If you’re looking for a city with lots to do and amazing energy, then Tokyo may be the answer. I’m currently in Japan for 3 weeks and my trip begins in the heart of...