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Chapter Nineteen: Another day, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Nineteen: Another day

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... we ate pizza and fries and sat there until about four am. The highlight of the night for me was that I finally got to drive in Japan, as our Japanese friend with a car was shall we say unable to drive. So I got to cruise around Hirosaki with a bunch of ...

Chapter Nine: New friends and I need a new pot, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Nine: New friends and I need a new pot

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Okay so Hirosaki is COLD. I havent yet purchased a fluffy toilet seat cover but you can be sure it is at the top of my priority list. Its not so big and not so small here, it takes me about 40 minutes to walk to the Hirosaki castle which is in the ...

Arriving in Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan travel blog

Arriving in Yokohama

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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Seeing land again was a good feeling. Actually, we came in at night so you could see the glow of Tokyo way before we would have been able to see the land at daylight. Once the boat hit Chikura we started ripping wires and cutting zip ties making ...

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 ...

Kyoto - Beautiful Cherry Blossom, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto - Beautiful Cherry Blossom

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... a Japanese restaurant. After that, we moved quickly to the subway station for the next stop! The heritage sites in Japan normally close at 5pm. I thought we could make it to get to the Daigo Ji before it closed, but at ...

Osaka - Universal Studio, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka - Universal Studio

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... the "Tenmabashi" station. After two stops, we arrived at the "Tenmabashi" station (T22). The transportation network and facilities in Japan are really cool!! Each station has its own code, like "Higashi Umeda" (T20) and "Tenmabashi" (T22), and there ...

Trekking in Japan's Minami Alps, Minami Alps, Japan travel blog

Trekking in Japan's Minami Alps

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... four days from Hirogawara to Shimakura-tozan-guchi (called the Kita Dake - Shiome Dake Traverse; Kita Dake is Japan's second highest mountain after Fuji-san). Classed as a 'demanding' hike, we trekked 36km, climbed 2570 metres and ...

Chapter Eighteen: Misadventures, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Eighteen: Misadventures

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... in French. I was so disturbed. My French is not that amazing at the best of times, but here I am, in the wops of Japan, explaining in French what I like about Matsuris and how I feel about student activities at Hirosaki Daigaku. My brain hurt so much. At ...

Chapter Seventeen:, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Seventeen:

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Put some photos on for you folks. Sorry they are a bit random, I am using a friends computer. This weekend Thom, Maribel (from Honduras) Mike and Victor (from California) went to Tokyo. I wanted to go, but I seem to be perpetually poor in this place. ...

Chapter 27: New Neighbours, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 27: New Neighbours

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Ok people. School has officially started. After some visa related craziness, Andy is back too. Things are still good, our house is just as fantastically full as ever. We have new neighbours, and indeed there are many new people here to introduce to ...

Chapter Four: Tokyo Fashion, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Chapter Four: Tokyo Fashion

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... We had lunch and took some photos and I will see her when I go down there next week. Who said I couldnt buy shoes in Japan?? I totally can. I lugged 5 pairs over here to find cooler and cheaper ones at stores in Shibuya. Its only if I want to find fluffy ...

Chapter 26: Lonely, Im so lonely.., Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 26: Lonely, Im so lonely..

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Hello again. I have been all on my lonesome for a week now, Andy is in Brazil eating delicious inexpensive food, and I am here eating chicken and eggs, just like I always do. Ah the sadness. I remember Andy telling me I should come with her. I also ...

Come in Tokyo!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Come in Tokyo!

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... a tourist shopping area with fans, pictures, sake sets, and a Buddha mask (...oh that Birthday Celebration for John Nilson in Japan!). We then checked out the Senso-ji Temple that lies behind the shopping center. We took some pictures, but didn't spend ...

Kyoto in a day..., Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto in a day...

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I plan on waking up bright and early but these plans are lost in translation apparently as the ryokan decided not to wake me up with my complimentary breakfast.  By the time I wake up and am ready to move (9:30), they are no longer serving breakfast ...

Finally, Vacation with Karla! Yay., Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Finally, Vacation with Karla! Yay.

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... the posh market place down to the end, this was where Sony, Nissan, Toyota, Fujitsu, and many of the largest companies in Japan have their world headquarders. At the end of Ginza St. we turned toward the water and toward the fish market, the odor told ...

The slow boat to Osaka, Japan, Osaka, Japan travel blog

The slow boat to Osaka, Japan

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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In our bid to avoid flying for as long as possible we travelled from China (Shanghai) to Japan (Osaka) by ferry and found ourselves boarding the Su Zhou Hao run by the Shanghai Ferry Company, as excited as little kids, late ...

Chapter 20: My life is insanity.., Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 20: My life is insanity..

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Well here we are again in the magical and somehow absolutely weird land of Japan. I love it but good grief what is going on. I just got back from my job where I talk to a group of middle aged ladies at the local tearooms, they are a hoot. They speak ...

Festival time in Niigata, Niigata, Japan travel blog

Festival time in Niigata

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... evacuation signs with cartoons of people running before a giant wave made it difficult not to keep glancing at the horizon! Japan’s coastline has been massively engineered (as have its rivers and even mountains where they meet road and rail). ...

Sayonara Japan, Nagasaki, Japan travel blog

Sayonara Japan

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... classical music being played in the background... I must admit that has to have been one of the funniest sights I saw in Japan!!        I had to wait for my second evening in Nagasaki for a clear night to ...

The Best and Worst of Japan: Overview, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

The Best and Worst of Japan: Overview

A travel blog entry by benleah

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... to the 16-day heatwave we left behind. THE WORST: 1. No accommodation in Kyoto. What else can I say? Bloody tourists. 2. Japan airlines lack of legroom. I'm not even 6 feet tall. And the Japanese aren't that short. Oh well, it's a small thing I ...

Chapter Ten: What happened to Ten??, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Ten: What happened to Ten??

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... long packet, and haichu is written in Japanese. Know why? JAPANESE. Yeah. And its not even like a flavour that doesnt exist in Japan, like passionfruit or mango. Its strawberry. Dont get me wrong, I will take anything I can get, but if youre going to ...

On the road again, Shinjuku, Japan travel blog

On the road again

A travel blog entry by danly

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Hello again everyone, Yes we are on holiday yet again. Yes we are both extremely lucky! Well the flight from Canberra to Sydney went as planned and we had around an hour in the first class lounge which meant we could eat there rather than on the plane ...

Hokkaido Road Trip, Erimo, Japan travel blog

Hokkaido Road Trip

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... to risk it and drove over 80kmph (and perhaps that’s why Hokkaido has more accidents than any prefecture in Japan?). We circumnavigated Lake Notoro and stopped off briefly at Abashiri (a place synonymous with Alcatraz in the minds of the Japanese ...

people eating fish....all types, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

people eating fish....all types

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... to happen....only do it yourself if the event doesn't occur.  This is the kind of stuff I expected from Japan....high tech...gadgets...a uniformed culture?...with teenagers immersed in Nintendo-like distractions.  But still a few surprises...the ...

Hakone, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Hakone

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... about 8 different trains, trams, ropeways, trolleys, gondolas, etc... Hakone is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Japan, for the Japanese, and it offers hundreds of museums, hotels, spas, golf courses, hikes and other forms of ...

Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park Tour, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park Tour

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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Linkin Park, you made my day!!!!!!  :'] I started to love their music since 2004, the year in which they released the Tour Edition album of Meteora. For me, Numb, Crawling, Lying From You, From The Inside and Breaking The Habit are the coolest ...

The Tokyo Fish Markets!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

The Tokyo Fish Markets!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I wake up bright and early and Christine joins me to hit up the Tsukiji fish markets which were open this time!!! Sooo happy I decided to go back because it was an awesome experience that was one of the highlights of Tokyo.  The tuna auctions were ...

Izakaya..., Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Izakaya...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... appropriate for a night out. I went along with their choices though as I knew that this might be their only karaoke experience in Japan, so I just sat back and went with the flow... It was freezing in Kyoto at this time and it pretty much snowed every ...

Chapter Thirteen: Good weather coming, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Thirteen: Good weather coming

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... - anyway soon I will be debt free but I will be poor again. How sad. I have to comment on the shoes in Japan. You have already been entertained by my story about shoe sizes and the horrified Japanese shopkeeper in a previous chapter, but something I saw ...

Chapter One: I wouldn't have believed it either, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Chapter One: I wouldn't have believed it either

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... a hash brown that was screaming for tomato sauce early yesterday morning, in Auckland's International Airport. As it was a flight to Japan, there were millions of small people everywhere, so as it happened, I didn't have time to really even say goodbye ...

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