Travel Blogs from Shizuoka, Japan

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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 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. ...

Is World Heritage Status a good or bad thing?, Fujinomiya, Japan travel blog

Is World Heritage Status a good or bad thing?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... - just one family-run inn with eight rooms. Places like Lijiang, China, and even the historic villages of Shirakawa, in Japan, suffered from the rapid development resulting from World Heritage status. Also, others were not sure that Iwami Silver Mine was, ...

Mt. Fuji and the Ryokan, Yamanaka-Ko, Japan travel blog

Mt. Fuji and the Ryokan

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... only people staying there, we each got to take a bath by ourselves - and of course used our robes and slippers that every hotel in Japan has provided for us. We only caught one small glimpse of Mt. Fuji on the bus on the way out there. A very cute ...

Chapter Five: Kamakura and my trip to Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

Chapter Five: Kamakura and my trip to Shizuoka

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... hours, minus the fact that I was sitting on the floor of a train and couldnt sleep, so when I got to Iwata (Shizuoka Prefecture) I resembled a gaijin zombie in a red hat. Ever see someone walking down Queen Street looking blandly in the same direction ...

Its a long way to the top, Mt Fuji, Japan travel blog

Its a long way to the top

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... all the walking I had been doing to train up??) or was something more sinister afoot - like the high altitude? Nonetheless (in Japan you must save face) I scrambled on and for once was relatively silent, only gasping out STOP! every now and then. The ...

Fuji and Geishas, Kawaguchi-ko, Japan travel blog

Fuji and Geishas

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Mt Fuji, Fuji, Japan travel blog

Mt Fuji

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... sights, food, cities, hospitality, absolutely everything is outstanding.   As Scott and I discussed daily, sometimes hourly in Japan:  we'll be back. Canaussie rating: Kawaguchi-ko Station Inn with a Japanese style room:  5++ ...

Visiting Yusuke and Yumi..., Hamamatsu, Japan travel blog

Visiting Yusuke and Yumi...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... day, her mum drove me to the train station and waved me off as I headed back to Kyoto. I have a renewed desire to live in Japan now, and even though I can`t wait to go home and see my family, I am excited about returning later in the year to resume my ...

Flogging a dead fish, Kawaguchi-ko, Japan travel blog

Flogging a dead fish

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Meeting up with Yumi..., Hamamatsu, Japan travel blog

Meeting up with Yumi...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... to drink it! I got the metro to Sakuragi-cho and saw some interesting architecture, including the impressive Landmark Tower, Japan`s tallest building. Across from there was the famous Cosmos Clock Ferris Wheel, which I couldn`t resist going on to get ...

I can't think of a good title for this one, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

I can't think of a good title for this one

A travel blog entry by calliroi

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... , but rather, as an active participant in a new kind of life. Okay enough rambling, let's tell some more stories about Japan. (Because, as much as life can settle into its routines, life never ceases to be the greatest story being told) So today, I ...

Trevor's Excellent Hard Rock Adventure, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

Trevor's Excellent Hard Rock Adventure

A travel blog entry by wendyky

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So while the kids and I were on the Shinkansen from Yokohama to Shizuoka (where my brother lives), Trevor (who had arrived at Shizuoka the day before us) hopped on a Shinkansen and went to Nagoya to eat at the Hard Rock Cafe. While in Shizuoka, we are ...

Small Dog Sashimi, Anyone?, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

Small Dog Sashimi, Anyone?

A travel blog entry by calliroi

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... good. I was asked to speak about my experience as a teacher in my new junior high school and my experiences in general in Japan, which I did. The party went pretty smoothly. The principal of the school got up and asked everyone to do their best to ...

Objective: Mt Fuji, Mt Fuji, Japan travel blog

Objective: Mt Fuji

A travel blog entry by icy_frosty

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From bottom to top- all to witness the sunrise on this holy mountain. We actually had the luxury of sleeping on the night we arrived in Kawaguchiko, a quiet little town at the outskirts of Mt Fuji. Rest was a good change from our all nighters. ...

the bow off, Kurihama, Japan travel blog

the bow off

A travel blog entry by allisonbatdorff

... bow off. And though it may have been a small moment-three minutes on the train platform-I felt like I bowed my way across Japan's welcome mat. I believe that you can recognize a stranger. It's something in the eyes. You see that this person has the ...

Attack of the 5'5'' Woman, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

Attack of the 5'5'' Woman

A travel blog entry by calliroi

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So the other day I went to visit my new school for the first time. I don't officially start teaching there until next week, but I went to visit and introduce myself to a few of the teachers and students in the building. (Yes, the students are still in ...

Mount Fuji....Fuji-san....in all his glory., Numazu, Japan travel blog

Mount Fuji....Fuji-san....in all his glory.

A travel blog entry by kawaiguy

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... -noodle soup, that was absolutely delicious (our starvation-point may have helped that rating). After that, we topped our meal with Japan's worst beer: Fujiyama. Everyone should try this beer at least once, to know what you're NOT missing. One smelled ...

Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

Mt. Fuji

A travel blog entry by brianneinjapan

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... of Japan, read books about Japan, or seen movies set in Japan- you've heard of Mt. Fuji.  After returning from my year abroad in Japan, I was often asked by my elders if I had the chance to climb Fuji.  Sadly, I had to tell them no.  I had ...

A really, really, really, really fast train, Hamamatsu, Japan travel blog

A really, really, really, really fast train

A travel blog entry by wendyky

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... it with a JR Pass - costs extra. Too bad; it'd be really cool to ride it. The video doesn't do it justice; you have to be on the platform to really feel its speed. But I thought you might want to see what it's like. It just blew through Shizuoka ...

Fuji Yoshida, Fuji Yoshida, Japan travel blog

Fuji Yoshida

A travel blog entry by jag

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Hanging leaving Kyoto it was time to head back to Tokyo via my last stop, the iconic Mt Fuji. Mt Fuji is Japans highest mountain standing at 3776meters high. It last erupted in 1707 and covered Tokyo 100km away in ash. I stayed in the Fuji Go-ko or ...

Crazy Bike Trip to Irago, Irago, Japan travel blog

Crazy Bike Trip to Irago

A travel blog entry by janeyinjapan

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... campsite, get some food, and sleep. We went back to the Circle-K for some dinner (keep in mind that convenience stores in Japan come stocked with pre-prepared meals like sushi and pasta and salads, so we weren't eating junk food or anything), and then ...

Miyajima to Fuji City, Fuji City, Japan travel blog

Miyajima to Fuji City

A travel blog entry by timefortea

This morning it was so hot and humid that my first few photographs look like they were taken through a heavy fog. The condensation isn't any more helpful when you wear glasses, either! Still, it's lovely to see the sun shine, particularly in such a ...

It's Time for Animaniacs, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

It's Time for Animaniacs

A travel blog entry by calliroi

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... characters, stuffed animals, dolls and the like play an unusually prominent role in various aspects of society. Foreigners living in Japan are well acquainted with this peculiar obsession. What do I mean by obsession? Well, I simply mean that ...

The Japanese don't sweat!, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

The Japanese don't sweat!

A travel blog entry by calliroi

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First off, I have some very exciting news! My apartment has finally been connected to the internet and I now have regular access to communicate with all you wonderful people from the western hemisphere. I've also turned off my e-mail alerts every ...

Fuji-San!, Fuji-Yoshida, Japan travel blog

Fuji-San!

A travel blog entry by beckandbill

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Now for something a little different..., Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

Now for something a little different...

A travel blog entry by calliroi

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... mere opinion, based upon my limited experiences thus far. So, as I have alluded to in previous entries, I see Japan and America as existing on nearly oppositional sides of a grand spectrum. Japanese culture privileges the community, advocates taking ...

Fireworks finale - video, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

Fireworks finale - video

A travel blog entry by wendyky

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The end of the two-hour long fireworks show seen from the next-door neighbour's balcony. Sure beats the Symphony of Fire! P.S. This file is very large so it takes a few minutes to load. Just press the 'pause' button and wait until it's finished loading ...

Fuji-san!, Mt Fuji, Japan travel blog

Fuji-san!

A travel blog entry by nwillz

Ely -      Today shaped up to be a good day as we woke up to great weather and managed to book the last two available bus tickets to go spend the day at the Fuji Go-Ko or 5 lakes area new Mt Fuji. We grabbed a quick slice of ...

Mount Fuji and Hakone, Mount Fuji, Japan travel blog

Mount Fuji and Hakone

A travel blog entry by wa2y2d

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... the trains? Our destination now was Kyoto, which was the former capital city. Kyoto means city where the emperor lives. Kyoto is definitely the cultural capital of Japan with more shrines, museums, handicrafts than anywhere else in ...

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