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December 18, 2010

The oldest of Japan's surviving castles, Inuyama Castle is a treacherous climb. You'll have to deposit your shoes at the bottom, and you can either navigate in your socks or the provided slippers. The steps are at least 15" apart straight up for each floor, and going d...

December 18, 2010

An absolute gem, the Meiji-Mura is an open-air museum preserving dozens of Meji Era (1896-1912) Japanese buildings including schools, hotels, prisons, and even a lighthouse. Many of these buildings were strongly influenced by Western architecture and building materials...

December 12, 2010

 This small gem features a collection of European (Picasso, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Magritte, Van Gogh) and Japanese paintings and sculpture. I was surprised at the big-ticket artists on display for such a small gallery (it took about 40 minutes to go through).

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