Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

January 27, 2016

7 Great Day Trips from Tokyo

With all the exciting things to see and do in Tokyo, it’s no wonder that it’s a top destination for travelers looking to be mesmerized. You’ll hardly run out of things to do in the city – but Japan is full of amazing sights and sounds just a quick day trip away. With plenty of train and bus connections, tourists can easily plan a day trip to see some of these hidden gems. 

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  1. July 22, 2015

    When in Japan…

    When you’re visiting new places around the world, it’s important to try and assimilate to the local culture and customs. Here’s how to do it Japan style.

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  2. March 31, 2014

    Spring into Travel Season

    “Spring is Nature’s way of saying, ‘let’s party!’” – Robin Williams

    Birds are chirping, cherry blossoms are blooming, and PDX is experiencing sunshine, rain, snow, heat, frost, wind, and fog. This can only mean one thing: Spring has sprung! The season remains relatively slow in the travel world, aside from spring breakers, but with off season prices still in effect, Spring can be one of the best times to cash in on travel bargains – and make some great memories at the same time! Here’s a look at what our three destinations have to offer springtime travelers:  Read more »

  3. September 11, 2013

    5 Can’t-Miss European Castles

    Researching and ranking European castles isn’t easy, but someone’s got to do it! Fly nonstop from Portland to Amsterdam and start your journey through history and architecture by way of these majestic estates.

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  4. August 7, 2013

    Global Entry: The Wait is Over

    You are a savvy traveler. You’ve flown several times this year. You’ve checked-in online, your bags are packed, and your carry-on is set with passport, 3-1-1 compliant fluids and itineraries. You have it down to a science and you’re ready to head back home. It’s mostly seamless. But then you get to customs…

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  5. July 19, 2013

    The Top 5 Reasons You Need to Climb Mt. Fuji

    After a short 10-hour flight flying nonstop from Portland to Tokyo, you arrive and are greeted with the sweet scent of a Japanese summer breeze. Peering 62 miles in the distance, you see it: Mt. Fuji.

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  6. July 12, 2013

    Jigokudani Yaen-Koen: Land of the Bathing Snow Monkey

    Jigokudani’s Yaen-Koen, roughly translated to ‘Hell’s Valley Monkey Park,’ is home to some 200 Japanese Macaques and we imagine that these furry fellows find it more like a heavenly retreat. A trip to Nagano would not be complete without observing the bathing Snow Monkeys.

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  7. June 28, 2013

    Hakone Open-Air Museum

    Fly nonstop from Portland to Tokyo and travel a few hours southwest by train and you’ll find one of Japan’s best treasures. Nature intersects art at the Hakone Open-Air Museum.

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  8. June 15, 2013

    Photo of the Month: Night Sakura at Chidorigafuchi

    One of the most visited places in Tokyo sits at the northwest corner of the Imperial Palace in Chidoya in Kitanomaru Park – the Chidorigafuchi.  Read more »

  9. April 5, 2013

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    Travel Photo of the Week: One Fish, Two Fish

    Have you ever wanted to stare a shark (or any kind of fish, for that matter) in the eye? Get up close and personal with creatures from the depths of the “Kuroshio Sea,” the second largest aquarium tank in the world.

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