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Apr
19
comment Hiking along on the ridge of the Mount Aso volcano's external ring
@JoErNanO: Only a few edges of the ridge will be included in the evacuation zone even if level 5 volcano alert is reached. The current minor eruptions are only at level 2. At level 2, while the volcano cone is dangerous, the ridge is not considered a dangerous place volcano-wise. As you know there are several cities between the cone and the ridge, and the locals have been living there as usual under eruption levels higher than the current level. Earthquakes damage would be the real problem right now.
Mar
28
comment How to book accommodation in Japan when all websites are fully booked?
@fkraiem: Details in chat :-)
Mar
27
comment How to book accommodation in Japan when all websites are fully booked?
@Mazyod: It did not even cross my mind! Maybe worth an answer, including your tips and other similar sites if any?
Feb
13
comment Where is 佐賀線偲橋, a bridge on a railway line reconverted into a bicycle path?
Wonderful! Just curious, how did you manage to find that information?
Oct
17
comment How to reach this old hotel stuck in the middle of Narita airport runways?
@MichaelSeifert: Sorry I indeed had the wrong picture, fixed!
Oct
17
comment How to reach this old hotel stuck in the middle of Narita airport runways?
Sorry I had the wrong picture indeed, I fixed the question, thanks!
Oct
17
comment How to reach this old hotel stuck in the middle of Narita airport runways?
@MichaelSeifert: It is written "*Around 700 meters to <some address>"
Oct
13
comment What can I do to make sure I don't get sick eating fish in Japan (as a 11-year vegan)?
Is "iIdon't" a rare form of "I won't"? Or is this just a typo?
Sep
17
comment When are azaleas blooming in Sendai?
@fkraiem: I changed the sentence, you must know better than me as you live there. Would you agree with the following sentence from Wikivoyage? "There are two ways of looking at the weather here. One is the way most Japanese people seem to look at it: it's not too cold in the winter and not too hot in the summer, compared to other Japanese cities to the south. Others find it chilly year round."
Sep
17
comment When are azaleas blooming in Sendai?
Yes, cherry trees and plum trees have rather reliable blooming information, so I was hoping azaleas forecasts would be available as well. They last longer than cherries, it seems.
Aug
5
comment Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters
@pnuts: Indeed my bad! Is there any easy way to rename tags? If not I will just rename them one-by-one, sorry for the noise! Do you mean there is only one entrance? At least the Imperial Japanese Navy built its part 16 km away from the rest of the complex, according to Wikipedia.
Jul
30
comment Snorkeling spot in Nago (Okinawa) accessible without a boat
The tag says "diving" but I am only interested in snorkeling. The two share the same tag
Jul
22
comment United States National Radio Quiet Zone: Impact on travellers?
The topic has come up on Slashdot too.
Jul
16
comment How to track my travels nicely?
@MastaBaba: I also never log in with fb. How about supporting OpenID? :-)
May
7
comment No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)
Great find! Any similar document for the SDF maybe? And any other building is OK to be taken from the street, if I understand correctly? For instance bridges, dams, non-Army government buildings, etc. Thanks a lot!
Apr
28
comment No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)
@easymoden00b: The UK has such a list, though.
Apr
27
comment No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)
@cpast: Let's focus the question on buildings. Anyway, all laws preventing buildings pictures are accepted as answers, regardless of whether they are actually privacy laws or not. Cheers!
Apr
27
comment No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)
@JJCS: I would like to make it clear that my question is not about privacy, it is about law. Taking pictures of the entrance of a love hotel is not great from a privacy point of view (nobody want to be seen entering it), but it is not forbidden by law.
Apr
27
comment No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)
@choster: Exactly, and I want information on what is OK and what is not. Most countries have laws/decrees for this, the trick is to find the relevant text (probably in Japanese). Your link talks about inside the subway (ruled by the transportation authority), whereas I am asking about street photography (rules by public law I guess?). Cheers!
Apr
22
comment Where exactly is Yamada Castle in Okinawa?
How about the coordinates? Wikipedia gives 26°25′54″N 127°46′57″E as coordinates, but Google Maps Satellite shows at that point a house that does not match the description of the blog post. Nearby there are 3 suspect artifacts but difficult to say which one was Yamada Castle.