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Country Summary: Three Weeks in Japan

Country Summary: Three Weeks in Japan

Japan 9th September – 2nd October 2017 We spent three weeks in Japan. It is a beautiful country which surprisingly reminded me slightly of England because of its seasonal nature. We visited in early Autumn and in some places the leaves were already turning. Japanese culture however is something I have never experienced before and is so different to every other country I have visited. The country has a mix of a strong traditional history combined with modern technology. We…

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Watching sumo in the heart of Japan

Watching sumo in the heart of Japan

Rich and I were very excited when we found out that our trip to Japan coincided with one of the six annual Sumo tournaments held across the country. Three of these are in Tokyo, whilst the others are in Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. Each tournaments only last 15 days and so we were pretty lucky to have this opportunity. When the tickets were released one month before the start of the tournament we went online to buy them as quickly…

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