Travel Blogs from Okinawa, Japan

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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 ...

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 ...

Beppu- Onsen city, Beppu, Japan travel blog

Beppu- Onsen city

A travel blog entry by benleah

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... in the food court where we found a cheap sushi place that was delicious and we discovered the wonderfulness of fried chicken meat in Japan. I'm not sure what flavouring they put on it but it was delicious! Our second day in Beppu we decided to try an ...

Sayonara Japan, Nagasaki, Japan travel blog

Sayonara Japan

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... mainland I decided to follow the sun according to the weather forecasters and took an overnight ferry that night from Kagoshima down to Okinawa,  a group of islands that are closer to Taiwan than they are to Japan and meant to be good for winter sun ...

Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan travel blog

Fukuoka

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... . From digital toilets, musical pedestrian crossings, automatic doors on the taxis, vending machines everywhere (not filled with crap). In Japan, there's always a surprise around the corner! We flew from Beijing to Fukuoka in western Japan. From here we ...

The World's Second Largest Aquarium is in Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan travel blog

The World's Second Largest Aquarium is in Okinawa

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... 60 centimetres. The whale sharks are my favorite creatures in the tank. They are so huge and cute! Okinawa has a climate that is totally different from mainland Japan. It has a good temperature climate throughout the year and it is always humid. Winter in ...

Bad Facial Hair, Okinawa, Japan travel blog

Bad Facial Hair

A travel blog entry by kitch_in_japan

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... managed to get off Honshu, Japan's largest and most inhabited island. Thus I got to spend a whole week in Okinawa, the country's southernmost prefecture, and perhaps the one most challenging to stereotypes of Japan. No giant skyscrapers, neon lights and ...

Which bath shall I take among plenty of SPA, Beppu, Japan travel blog

Which bath shall I take among plenty of SPA

A travel blog entry by itsem

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A visit from Anita meant that a trip somewhere in Japan was in order - so I hit on Beppu, famed for its hot springs and hot sand bath. Unfortunately (or more likely fortunately) the sand baths were shut by the time we worked up courage to go there, so we ...

Ohayo Gozaimasu!, Okinawa, Nara, etc., Japan travel blog

Ohayo Gozaimasu!

A travel blog entry by jo-jo

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... Headquarters (where 4,000 Japanese committed suicide when all was lost during WWII), a glass blowing place, and then headed home. Okinawa is a beautiful, relaxing, peaceful, wonderful place to visit, and I would definitely go back. In fact, we need to go ...

One city, two names, Hakata, Japan travel blog

One city, two names

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Hakata - also known as the harder to pronounce Fukuoka, it is home to the rather cool Canal City. Ok so Canal City is just a shopping centre, but it has a canal! Obviously we went to Canal city but really, Hakata is just a city with no real charms. ...

Japan photo special 3, Fukuoka (!), Japan travel blog

Japan photo special 3

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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Some more random photos from mad Japan... Toilet culture Fragile Earth - the aftermath of a volcanic erruption Tea-time Matsumoto Castle Another day on Lake Toya Crossing the Iya ...

"Danger, danger!"

A travel blog entry by rich

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... giving me slight cause for concern. Only in Japan! Thankfully the view at the top didn`t disappoint, overlooking Onami-no-ike (Japan`s largest crater lake) and in the distance, the other volcanoes that I would be visiting in the proceeding few ...

Kun, Khun, and Ghin, Takeo, Cambodia travel blog

Kun, Khun, and Ghin

A travel blog entry by chowie

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Okay I'm going to cut to the chase here... as I've been sitting in this Internet cafe for a long time today. We took the public bus from Kratie to Phnom Penh (the capital city of Cambodia). I won't describe P.P. here, as I will be spending quality ...

Kagoshima with Sayaka and family, Kagoshima, Japan travel blog

Kagoshima with Sayaka and family

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... the raw variety is also bit hard for me to swallow. Before I finish off, I must mention a very important fact about Japan:  the public toilets.  They are NASA-engineered, AI driven super-machines catering to your every nether-region ...

Mission(s) Accomplished, Fukuoka, Japan travel blog

Mission(s) Accomplished

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... transport nonetheless. Having arrived in Kyoto I got reacquainted with the super efficient ITCJ (International Tourist Centre of Japan) who booked us accommodation, allowing Meg to get acquainted, and me reacquainted, with a Japanese ryokan, always ...

Buried alive..., Beppu, Japan travel blog

Buried alive...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... for a suna-yu (sand bath) but it was a bit too far to travel, and when I found out that Beppu was the other place in Japan where it was possible, there was no need anyway. So on Friday morning, I got the bus to the `Beppu Beach Sand Bath` where I was to ...

Arriving in Kyushu..., Fukuoka, Japan travel blog

Arriving in Kyushu...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... got lost! I had printed out very detailed instructions on how to get to the hostel, but I made a cardinal sin when navigating in Japan - I left the train station via the wrong exit. In the end I succumbed and got a taxi, something I should have done in ...

Meeting Tatsu..., Kagoshima, Japan travel blog

Meeting Tatsu...

A travel blog entry by rich

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My legs were as stiff as a board when I woke up on Saturday morning, and the last thing I needed was another hike uphill, particularly as it was absolutely scorching outside. However, the prospect of seeing Sakurajima, the active volcano across the water ...

Giggling..., Nagasaki, Japan travel blog

Giggling...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... !). Back near the train station, the `26 Martyrs Memorial` recalled how twenty six Christians were crucified in 1597 after Japan had previously banned Christianity - two of the victims were aged just twelve and thirteen. There was a nice little park ...

North., Kita-Kyushu, Japan travel blog

North.

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Just across the water from the main island of Honshu, you can see Honshu and its just a bridge away. Albeit a long bridge. KitaKyushu is home to the theme park "Space world" which was heavily advertised and almost too hard to resist, but resist we ...

Winding down..., Miyazaki, Japan travel blog

Winding down...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... a theme park in Japan, there was a good old fashioned ferris wheel in the confines, though I didn`t see any "biggest in Japan" claims. Admittedly English signage is rare in these parts, so I`d hazard a guess that a "biggest ferris wheel ...

Hells..., Kumamoto, Japan travel blog

Hells...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... Christians had suffered back in 1630, as 33 of them were subjected to `death by scolding` after Christianity was banned in Japan...slightly harsh really. I had a few hours to kill before I continued on towards Kumamoto, and I`d planned to get the bus ...

Ostriches in Okinawa? Who would've thought!, Okinawa, Japan travel blog

Ostriches in Okinawa? Who would've thought!

A travel blog entry by kateinjapan

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... ends, but having the time of my life. Lily, Tony and I decided to fly down to the southern most prefecture in Japan, Okinawa, to spend an extra long weekend relaxing and exploring the various islands. Unfortunately when we arrived at the airport in ...

The Truffle Chuffle, again and again and..., Fukuoka, Japan travel blog

The Truffle Chuffle, again and again and...

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... suggestions for daily itineraries. Also, thanks to Kim who also gave helpful suggestions especially about Hiromshima and the rest of Japan. I value her insight as a fellow traveller, so I altered my plan to include Hiroshima. Fukuoka was first. My ferry ...

Getting some training, Fukuoka, Japan travel blog

Getting some training

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Awoken rudely from the land of nod by my alarm at 6:30am in order to get the Shinkansen (bullet train) across Japan to the island of Kyushu in the west. After a quick shower I felt refreshed and headed out to get some breakfast at 7:30. Headed across to ...

Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan travel blog

Okinawa

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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Snow in Kyushu..., Mount Aso, Japan travel blog

Snow in Kyushu...

A travel blog entry by rich

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Without meaning to blow my own trumpet, the foresight that I showed before going to Mount Aso meant that my short stay turned out to be a memorable one...but it could have been a lot different! I was booked into the youth hostel for two nights, with ...

OOOOOOOOOOOOceaan, Nichinan, Japan travel blog

OOOOOOOOOOOOceaan

A travel blog entry by monchhichi

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... de zon daar wel. Met wat hulp van Rika vonden we de juiste trein en waren we alweer op weg. Ons eerste gastgezin in Japan moesten we spijtig genoeg achterlaten. We hopen dat ze eens op bezoek komen in BelgiŽ, dan kunnen we ook eens potluck feestje ...

I predict a riot, Kasangati, Uganda travel blog

I predict a riot

A travel blog entry by amywanless

Hi guys, Another update! No massage last week...TIA after all and so I shall have to go some other time...What a week though..it started off with some farm work; shoveling bull shit into holes for cabbage..glamorous. The children celebrated the ...

Bath time!, Beppu, Japan travel blog

Bath time!

A travel blog entry by seb-zazu1993

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... , I might even go far as to say tacky, nevertheless this is the place to go to enjoy some of the best hot springs in Japan. I especially recommend Hyotan onsen a complex of some 20 baths and saunas, and one of the two places in Japan where you can have an ...

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