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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 ...

Monkey madness..., Yamanouchi-machi, Japan travel blog

Monkey madness...

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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Since we decided to visit Japan I have been looking forward to seeing the snow monkeys. These guys are Japanese macaques who live up in the mountains but when it gets cold they come down to bathe in the 35 degree hot springs. They were made world famous ...

Fuji-San, Hakone-machi, Japan travel blog

Fuji-San

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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Now we have activated our JR passes we need to use them as much as possible!! Today we decided to try and get a closer look at Mount Fuji so after our bran flakes and banana we set off to Tokyo train station. A quick whizz on the Shinkansen and we ...

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. ...

Chapter 23: The heat, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 23: The heat

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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It is so hot. There shouldnt be places this hot. I am aware there are places hotter than this, but I dont see how life can be sustained there. This is crazy. The bike ride to Andys house almost kills me. By the way, I got a new bike. Rusty the falcon ...

The Land of the Rising Sun, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

The Land of the Rising Sun

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... set us back almost a million won and is the most expensive purchase we have made in the last eight weeks. The Japan rail service is a bit complicated but very efficient. They have bullet trains covering the whole country and women only carriages, Mike ...

Tokyo Disney - Happiest Prace on Earf, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo Disney - Happiest Prace on Earf

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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Ok, so the last Tokyo entry was getting too long, so I'm breaking it up into three parts, The next day we rose with the sun, Karla suffered no Jet lag today, for she was going to Disneyland Tokyo, the "Happiest Prace on Earf". We wrangled up some ...

Chapter 31: Winter Wonderland, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 31: Winter Wonderland

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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So yeah, apparently I have seen my last snow-less day in Hirosaki. ITS CRAZY. Two days ago there was no snow. Now there is about a foot and its snowing heavily outside while I am writing this. Its been snowing all morning, this morning I lost a glove on ...

so where do you want to go now??, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

so where do you want to go now??

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... next morning...not even enough time for a good night's sleep.    After an early train to JFK, and some bantering with Japan Airlines, we're off to Tokyo.  The flight is long and the seats are so tight...I don't think they're really made ...

Nervous start to Japan, Fukuoka, Japan travel blog

Nervous start to Japan

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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I think it fair to say we are getting worse at flying - this maybe due to the recent unfortunate plane crashes on airlines we use, and from airports we frequent.  Today did not help things when we had our second very very late aborted landing. We ...

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 ...

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 ...

A day out in Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

A day out in Osaka

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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Osaka did not have any real attraction but as it was on the way we dipped our toe in for the day. We both have a love of animals, preferably not in captivity, but as Osaka has one of the largest aquariums in the world, we thought it worth a visit. It is ...

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 ...

Nikko...countryside Japan, Nikkō-shi, Japan travel blog

Nikko...countryside Japan

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... pay for travel, 4G everywhere etc etc. We know we've said it a number of times but we would definitely live in Tokyo - Japan is a courteous place with a high level of evolution everywhere - crazy to think they were an imperial nation only a lifetime ago. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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