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Mount Fuji, Mount Fuji, Japan travel blog

Mount Fuji

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... Fuchi and is sacred to the Shinto goddess Sengen-Sama, whose shrine is found at the summit. It is the holiest of Japan's 'Three Holy Mountains' and with 3776 meters, it is Japan's highest mountain. It is not surprising that the nearly perfectly ...

City lights and Alpine hot pools, Nara - Tokyo - Nagano, Japan travel blog

City lights and Alpine hot pools

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... 0 hostels available on Saturday night, I took the train down to Nara for the weekend.  Nara was the first capital of Japan before Kyoto and before Tokyo, and home to a national park which houses temples and shrines and parks and forests, and also ...

Chapter 15: More Birthday Joy, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 15: More Birthday Joy

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... the packages, phonecalls, presents, thoughts blah blah blah...it was really cool. I am so happy to be having such an awesome time in Japan. By the way, Last Wednesday I had a speaking test. I got the top grade in my class, which is weird because I didnt ...

Chapter 25:@Still hot and not a lot happening, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 25:@Still hot and not a lot happening

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... strange moves that were cracking up the Japanese women behind me, not to mention Andy and Maribel. I wanted to make sound effects but in Japan you just cant do some things. We went to Maribels the other day for dinner, it was so delicious and now I love ...

Chapter 21: Atsukuteshinisou, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 21: Atsukuteshinisou

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... before we went to Tokyo, and it was about certain kinds of pottery and cloth and history of lacquering in Tsugaru(this part of Japan) and frankly I wrote a bunch of randomness, but I wrote alot and I think more than anyone else. I was first finished ...

Chapter 22: What is happening?, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 22: What is happening?

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... upstairs. My fate of going last was determined by a competitive game of JUNKENPOI, also known as rock paper scissors. Everything in Japan is determined by bouts of junkenpoi, from exam order to basketball teams to who gets to use the bathroom first. Well ...

Chapter  30: Laziness brought about by the weather, Still Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 30: Laziness brought about by the weather

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Ok folks, lets go over the finer details of my life. 1. It is freezing. 2. It is wet. 3. I slept until noon today despite having a class at 8:40. 4. The bathroom flooded again this afternoon. 5. I made it to French at great peril of being hit by ...

Departing Japan from Tokyo, Shinjuku, Japan travel blog

Departing Japan from Tokyo

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... ;even the green beer in the Irish bar tastes pretty good.  We had been prepared to tighten our purse strings thinking that Japan may have stretched our budget, but we found prices similar to those in UK. Well, 267 each for a 2 ...

Yasukuni Shrine, Shinjuku, Japan travel blog

Yasukuni Shrine

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... before the war ended and two tiny cards, about 6 inches square said, "The Americans dropped two nuclear bombs on Japan and we surrendered to save innocent lives".  Despite the reported controversy, we spent a very interesting 4 hours ...

CHapter 35: Final Words, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

CHapter 35: Final Words

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... have regrets. I learned from everything I did, and I have all these memories to look back on now. To anyone thinking about going to Japan, its not always easy and its not alsways fun..but it is absolutely worth it, and if you dont go, you will really be ...

Templed out!, Nagano - Matsumoto - Takayama - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Nagasaki, Japan travel blog

Templed out!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... in a traditional Ryokan complete with an onsen for bathing which was a great experience.  If anyone has ever been to Japan they will know there are certain rules involved when bathing in an Onsen, which is far too over complicated, but basically its ...

Takayama, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Takayama

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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Having arrived in Fukuoka, visited 'The Peace Memorial' in Hiroshima and gasped at the prices in Kyoto, we headed north east, away from any major cities into the mountains. Takayama is a small town in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture. ...

Chapter Eight: Shizuoka, Tokyo again, Hirosaki, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Eight: Shizuoka, Tokyo again, Hirosaki

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... loved being in Shizuoka, even though the bathroom door was a TAD translucent. Actually here are some things I have noticed about Japan in general: 1. Thou shalt not care about public nudity. 2. Thou shalt install a machine in the toilet that makes ...

Hiroshima - 1st Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima - 1st Atomic Bomb

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... be targeted by a nuclear weapon (8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945) it was obviously high on our list of things to see in Japan. Today was an amazing day, incredibly, unlike Vietnam, there was no malice, blame or anything remotely negative about the history or ...

Chapter Six: I cannot count, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

Chapter Six: I cannot count

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Dude seriously, where was six? I was looking through and realized I went from five to seven without batting an eyelid. What is happening to ...

Chapter Three: It just keeps getting better..., Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Chapter Three: It just keeps getting better...

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Fancy meeting you here... So I am in Shibuya on the top floor of the HMV building paying an extortionate amount of money for a short hour of internet usage. Daylight robbery, I tell you. Well, since I last wrote, I have become quite the expert at ...

Ten Years Later..., Fukuoka, Japan travel blog

Ten Years Later...

A travel blog entry by sutiramisu

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Ten years later, we return to the place where our life as we know it began.  Fukuoka.  The city where we became engaged, and where our first baby was born.   It was like time travel back to our salad ...

Geisha..., Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Geisha...

A travel blog entry by rich

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We called in at Himeji on our way to Kyoto, as it is home to Japan's most impressive castle. We only just got there in time though as the last admissions were at 4pm - I kept forgetting that we were still in off season. It worked out fine though as we ...

Shopping..., Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Shopping...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... about a lack of space on the flight home...! Our two weeks together had raced by, and suddenly it was our last night in Japan...on this trip at least. Obviously, we went and had a final session in the karaoke for old time's sake, cheekily taking our ...

What to expect in Japan....., Kumamoto, Japan travel blog

What to expect in Japan.....

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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1 -  Expect to be welcomed in unison by every member of staff at the highest pitch they can possibly reach every time you walk into a shop 2 - Expect to bow and nod 20,000 times a day whilst having no idea why... best to start practising and ...

Venturing North, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Venturing North

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... been working our way up through Japan over the last week and Matsushima is the most Northern point we will go. Yokohama is Japan`s second city, it is very close to Tokyo and the residential suburbs merge into one. Yokohama is very similar to Osaka, it ...

Chapter Twelve: The daily routine., Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Twelve: The daily routine.

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... is improving in leaps and bounds. Yesterday I had a conversation with this lady about teaching her son english, New Zealand, China, Japan and Japanese in general. It lasted for an hour and I understood almost everything she said. I am by no means good at ...

Vertigo..., Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Vertigo...

A travel blog entry by rich

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A couple of weeks before my scheduled return to Japan, I had a weird experience at work which threatened to jeopardise my trip before it had even started. As per usual, I was doing my best to fly under the radar of the various supervisors and managers who ...

Yuki Matsuri..., Sapporo, Japan travel blog

Yuki Matsuri...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... three months prior, and it turned out to be a fantastic place... After flying up to Sapporo from Tokyo on one of Japan's budget airlines, I soon discovered that it was pretty darn cold, with temperatures around minus ten! This didn't bother me at ...

What's not to love about Tokyo!!, Shinjuku, Japan travel blog

What's not to love about Tokyo!!

A travel blog entry by danly

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... cities I've been in these luxury brand concept stores and they are usually dead with maybe the odd customer here and there. In Japan the women spend spend spend!!! I've spied many women with their genuine Louis Vuitton bags. I've fallen in love with a ...

Odaiba, Shinjuku, Japan travel blog

Odaiba

A travel blog entry by danly

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Hello everyone, I'm writing this message from the Japan Airlines lounge in Tokyo as we are about to board our flight to London with a 12.5 hour flight ahead of us. Yesterday was another day spent exploring Tokyo. We went back to Shinjuku to look around ...

Temple Action, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Temple Action

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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Kyoto is known for its mass number of Shrines and Temples throughout the city. Each one has a small purpose like protect this city block, or give me wealth, or was erected because of a good or bad event happened in someone's life. They are beautiful, ...

Ali..., Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Ali...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... is so cheap during the day, around one or two pounds per hour, and it is the thing I miss most when I'm not in Japan. I don't miss their pizzas though, as we ordered one which was disgusting, although that was probably down to our misinterpretation of the ...

Japanese Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Japanese Castle

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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Japanese Castle Lying a short train ride West of Kyoto, Himeji is a small town with the main attraction being the Himeji Castle. The castle was built in the middle of the 16th century on a fort site that was build in 1346. The Castle has changed ...

Chapter Seven: Fuji San and Hammamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

Chapter Seven: Fuji San and Hammamatsu

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... following of those cool people who read my blog. If you have just joined us, basically the deal is that I am here in Japan, from New Zealand, on a university exchange, so hopefully I can learn Japanese. Ask me in a year.(Whoa what pressure..) Anyways. ...

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