Category Archives: Japan

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7 things to do in Hokkaido, Japan

Keen skiers often come for its famous snow slopes, but explore a little further and you’ll find skiing is only one of the many things to do in Hokkaido. When winter has come and gone, there is still a lot to do across the area – whether you’re interested in food, nature, art or beer! We’ve […]

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Meditation in Japan

Travel sketch: Zen meditation in Japan

Meditation in Japan, led by a well known guru: “Breathe in. Then breathe out. Make your outward breath longer than the inward. This way, your body’s parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems will balance each other and you will relax.” Rev Taka Kawakami is a Zen Buddhist monk who is a leading advocate for mindfulness. He’s […]

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