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The economic capital of the Kansai region, the city of Osaka Japan is the third largest and second most important city in the country. Historically significant as the country??s first capital, today Osaka Japan is a bustling port city of 2.5 million that offers tourists an interesting contrast between the ancient (though newly refurbished) Osaka Castle, and the ultra-modern Umeda Sky Building. Besides its ability to meld the past and present, Osaka Japan is known for neon lit nightlife and laid-back, beer and fried octopus loving locals. Long before Edo (Tokyo) became the c......
As Japan??s capital, largest city, and most densely populated urban area Tokyo is, at first glance, a daunting destination for even the most experienced traveler. With 12 million people in central Tokyo alone??and an estimated 30 million packed into the 240 sq mile urban zone!??Tokyo travel presents tourists with a unique and challenging adventure. When you visit Japan, Tokyo will likely be your first stop, and of all the tours Japan offers, the walking tours in Tokyo are some of the best. And, after all, what better way to get acquainted with the most populated urban area on earth than by f......
Ōmachi (?ó????; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 30,482 and the population density of 65.58 persons per km². The total area is 464.84 km². The city was founded on July 1, 1954. Omachi city is located north of Matsumoto city, also located in the Nagano prefecture. Lake Kizaki is also situated near Omachi city. Local Attractions There are a few attractions in the city of Omachi. Among the most famous of them would be Lake Kizaki, a popular seaside resort containing several water games and attractions, and ot......
Lake Kizaki (???é??, Kizaki-ko?) is a lake, situated near Omachi, Nagano Prefecture, Honsh¨±, Japan, and located at the foot of the northern Japanese Alps mountain range. Mesotrophic and subalpine in nature, numerous lakeside attractions surround the lake, with the locale being a popular Japanese lakeside resort. Kizaki is also part of the Nishina Three Lakes, which include Lake Aoki and Lake Nakatsuna. Lake Kizaki was also the setting for the anime series, Onegai Teacher (also known as Please Teacher!), and its sequel, Onegai Twins (also known as Please Twins!), with the lake and ......
Qatar is an oil-rich peninsula jutting out into the Gulf between Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The majority of the country consists of sand dunes and salt flats. The city of Doha combines a rich mixture of traditional Arabic and modern architecture. The Grand Mosque with its many domes and the Abu Bakir al-Siddiq Mosque are particularly interesting. The north contains most of the historic sites, including Umm Salal Mohammed, a relatively large village dominated by the ruins of a 19th-century fort. Al Khor is the second-largest city, situated around a natural shallow harbour. On the w......
Qatar is an oil-rich peninsula jutting out into the Gulf between Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The majority of the country consists of sand dunes and salt flats. The city of Doha combines a rich mixture of traditional Arabic and modern architecture. The Grand Mosque with its many domes and the Abu Bakir al-Siddiq Mosque are particularly interesting. The north contains most of the historic sites, including Umm Salal Mohammed, a relatively large village dominated by the ruins of a 19th-century fort. Al Khor is the second-largest city, situated around a natural shallow harbour. On the w......
Draped along the spine of the Himalaya, Nepal is a land of sublime scenery, time-worn temples, and some of the best hiking trails on earth. It's a poor country, but it is rich in scenic splendour and cultural treasures. The kingdom has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination.It's the kind of country that lingers in your dreams long after you leave it. This is why so many travellers are drawn back to Nepal, armed the second time round with a greater appreciation of its natural and cultural complexity, a stout pair of walking boots and a desire for sculpted calf muscles. Trav......
Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal. It is situated in a valley in the heart of Nepal. The entire terrain of Kathmandu is like a steep incline, descending from the Himalayan heights to the Terai flatland within a short distance. Kathmandu is really two cities: a fabled capital of convivial pilgrims and carved rose-brick temples, and a frenetic sprawl of modern towers, mobbed by beggars and monkeys and smothered in diesel fumes. It simultaneously reeks of history and the encroaching wear and tear of the modern world. Explore the wonders of Kathmandu Kathmandu is t......
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