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Neatly folded kimonos and the Buddhist Scriptures were provided in our ryokan

Relaxing Ryokan

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

My husband had his best sleep ever in our ryokan in Japan.

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Kotoyo Motohashi, 68, Japan's legendary 'Ama' woman shellfish diver, smiles at a sea shore in Shirahama city, 100km southeast of Tokyo. Motohashi has been diving without tanks since the age of 18.

Japan's Ama Women Divers

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

SHIRAHAMA, Japan, June 15, 2003 - Japan's legendary ama women shellfish divers, immortalised on stamps and in the 1967 James Bond film "You Only Live Twice", have grown older and their numbers have...

Destinations: Wakayama Prefecture | Japan
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Koya-San, Japan's Holy Mountain

Graham Simmons - gsimmons [5,382]

Mist shrouds the surrounding hills. The wind is cold and biting. Yet an extraordinary energy pervades this place, and you feel as though you've been plugged into a dynamo. This is Koya-san, Japan's...

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