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Michael Penn

Odaiba’s Medieval Europe Faces Destruction

Those who explore the many shopping malls in Odaiba, the manmade island in Tokyo Bay across the majestic Rainbow Bridge, may happen upon a surprise–an indoor area constructed to resemble a medieval European city. It won’t be around for long, however, because it faces imminent closure.

Yoyogi Greasers

For many years the 1950s style dancers have been an attraction at Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park. They are a private group, not affiliated to the authorities or travel corporations.

Tottori Prefecture

For travellers in Japan, Tottori Prefecture offers some unique attractions, especially the Tottori Sand Dunes, which is a sight unlike any other to be found in Japan.